Slip your protractor safely back into your pencil case because the math required to send pigtails back to school was covered in kindergarten. The key to solving affordable fashion without blowing their college savings is the cluster. More explicitly defined as a small sample size of symbiotic, interchangeable items yielding a full wardrobe. No abacus or federal loans required.
Below a shopping list and theoretical application:
A – Heart Stripe Sweater (J.Crew $60), B – Tucker+Tate Angie Chambray Shirt (Nordstrom $38), C – Crochet Tank (H&M-In Stores Only $15, alternative), D – Down Vest (H&M-In Stores Only $25, alternative), E – Chaps Coated Denim Crop Jacket (Kohls $14, alternative), F – Glitter Ballet Flats (H&M $13), G – Tom’s Classic Youth Slip-On (Nordstrom $38), H – Not So Skinny Dot Jeans (Hannah Anderson $34, alternative), I – Printed Capri Leggings (Old Navy $10), J – Everyday leggings in Heart Stack (J.Crew $25), K – Floral Chambray Dress (Old Navy $20), L – Striped Faux Gem Tee (Old Navy $15), M – Shiny Bow Hair Clip (Land’s End $6), N – Shiny Skinny Belt (Land’s End $10), O – Bakker Navy Big Canvas Satchel (Nordstrom $70)