Style On A Budget: One Dress, Three Ways

It’s the age old question: how do you create style on a budget?

Buying new clothes for every occasion can get expensive. And now–more than ever–is the time to be a smarter shopper. By shopping affordably, keeping a few handy styling tips up your sleeve, and repurposing your favorite accessories, you can wear your favorite looks again and again. 


You don’t need a wardrobe full of expensive outfits to look great. Here’s how we do it at Connected Apparel! Our Director of Marketing and E-commerce, Leanna Balaban, shows you how simple changes can create three unique budget-friendly looks. 


Here are three easy ways Leanna styles our Lisa Zebra Print Sleeveless Dress. Like Leanna, you too can have great style on a budget using items you already have at home!



For Those Long Work Days 

We know it can be hard to find affordable dresses that are flattering and stylish, but also keep you comfy all day long. Luckily our Lisa dress ensures that you never have to sacrifice comfort for beauty. This version of our staple Lisa dress is made from stretch jersey knit, so the fabric hugs your body in all the right places.

Leanna is wearing our Lisa Coral Zebra Print Sleeveless Dress before heading off to work!

Pair Lisa with a large black handbag and matching black pumps for a classy work from home look. Add a watch and simple gold jewelry for added sophistication. 


For The Ultimate Date Night 

From desk to dinner, this dress does it all without breaking the bank. Our fun zebra print gives the dress an added flair and is perfect for dancing, dining and everything in between.

Leanna is wearing our Lisa Coral Zebra Print Sleeveless Dress for a lovely date night.

Pair with your favorite platforms and big hoops for a cute casual look. Wear your hair down and add a few chunky gold bracelets to give your outfit a playful sexy vibe. It’s the perfect dress for every style and every budget. 


For A Backyard BBQ

What about for those days that don’t require a buttoned-up workwear dress or a flirty date night outfit? From grilling with the family, to lounging around the house, the Lisa dress is the perfect and affordable dress for making life’s most relaxing moments look absolutely fabulous.

Leanna is wearing our Lisa Coral Zebra Print Sleeveless Dress to go to a family BBQ

Leanna loves to pair her Lisa zebra print dress with a pair of comfy black strappy sandals and bold, funky hoops. Bye bye cozy sweatpants! There’s a new comfort queen in town.


With one beautiful and multifunctional everyday dress, like our Lisa zebra print dress, spreading out your dollars doesn’t mean spreading thin your style. Just like Leanna, use your accessories and personal flair to imagine the possibilities of your own wardrobe. Great style does not come from spending a ton of money-- it comes from you!

What’s your favorite way to wear Lisa? We’d love to see! Share a pic of how you style on a budget by tagging @ConnectedApparel on Facebook or Instagram!

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