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Chic Outfits with Winter Sale Items

Now that the holidays have come and gone, the last thing you should be doing is shopping, right?  Wrong!  The sale section of Art Effect is packed with amazing, guilt-free pieces that will help you step up your style in 2015.  It was a difficult decision, but I’ve put together three amazing outfits using my favorite sale pieces.  The prices are low, but the style is high.  Merry Christmas to you!


Outfit #1


  • Sam & Lavi top, was $156, now $117
  • Honey Punch skirt, was $68, now $51
  • Just USA vest, was $60, now $18
  • Necklace $45

I love the cool contrast in this look—it’s feminine and edgy and on-trend all at once.  The floral top adds sweetness to the metallic pleather skirt, but the denim vest keeps it casual.  A great statement necklace with colors echoing those in the top ties it all together.

I’d finish off the outfit with some nude flats or wedges or light brown boots—perfect for brunch with the girls.  While it’s cold, you could also rock it with tights and booties.  However, I think the look is best kept as something to look forward to when the weather warms up—dark tights could weigh it down.

All of these items are also super versatile.  The vest would look great over a floral dress or maxi, the top with skinny or boyfriend jeans, and the skirt with almost any color top.  Of course, that statement necklace dazzles with everything.

Outfit #2


  • Angel Eye dress, was $94, now $47
  • Angela William hat, was $52, now $39
  • Bracelet was $48, now $24

I’m head over heels for this dress—it’s under $50 and it looks like it came off of a recent Dolce & Gabbana runway!  The print is fabulous, the fit-and-flare shape is so flattering, and the long sleeves keep it chic.  It can be worn for dressy occassions or for every day.
I’ve styled a casual, boho-chic look here.  A brown floppy hat is effortless looking and on-trend, and this bracelet combines feminine and earthy vibes (just like the dress!) with its high shine and cute fabric tassel.  Finish the look with some tall, brown boots and a crossbody bag.
This frock would also look great with a thick, brown belt or knit tights and ankle booties. For a dressier occasion, pair it with some tall wedge sandals and big earrings or a long, layered necklace and you’re ready to go!

Outfit #3


  • Dance & Marvel sweatshirt, was $78, now $39
  • Henry & Belle jeans, were $148, now $111
  • Wanted sneakers, were $50, now $25
  • Earrings, $20

Let me introduce your new favorite weekend outfit!  This is no average sweatshirt.  It’s made of trendy neoprene, has metallic mesh detailing along the torso, and is a cool floral print.  Keep all the focus on this statement piece with a great pair of black skinny jeans (for an extra-stylish look, cuff them at the ankles) and sleek accessories.

I love simply chic, geometric gold earrings that mimic the netting with this top.  Their simplicity plays off the wild sweatshirt in an unexpected, chic way.  Metallic slip-on sneakers fit in with both the sparkle and the athletic vibe of the rest of the look.  You could also finish the outfit with some flat black ankle boots or ballet flats.

As wild as it is, you can still wear this sweatshirt a number of different ways.  It would look chic with a black mini skirt and boots, or with a white button down peeking out from underneath.  You could also rock it with pleather leggings or distressed blue jeans.


I was honestly overwhelmed by all the great pieces on the sale rack at Art Effect right now, so I’d recommend heading over ASAP and making some more outfits of your own!  Happy shopping, everyone!


Katy is a sophomore at Haverford College in Pennsylvania majoring in English.  She loves fashion and is proud to be from Chicago!  In addition to her own personal style blog, (http://katyherman.wordpress.com/), she writes for the online magazine College Fashion.  She’d love to work for a print fashion magazine as a stylist and editor one day.  

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