We are thrilled to be offering stylish and thrifty holiday fashion secrets from Philadelphia’s top fashionista, Ashley Meyers. Ashley, owner of lula belle fashion, is a fashion stylist and wardrobe consultant working with both women and men throughout Philadelphia and it’s Main Line suburbs. Ashley’s work has received raved reviews by Main Line Today Magazine and The Mother Chic and keeps her clients coming back for more! Our favorite fashionista took the time to sit down for a quick question and answer with us.
Where do you like to shop?
Ashley Meyers: Being trendy does NOT have to cost a fortune!
I love shopping at a mix of places for myself and my clients. My top favorite stores are TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, consignment stores as well as Goodwill. Then I like to layer in designer pieces by Milly, Ted Baker and Tracy Reese.
What are some of your favorite tips this winter season?
Ashley Meyers: I absolutely love mixing silver and gold together this season!
I like to start with one piece that I know I really want to wear. It can be a piece of jewelry I recently got as a gift or a pair of pants that really make me feel good! Then I create my outfit around that one piece.
Recently I got a pair of Spanx faux leather leggings, and I am obsessed with wearing them! I love them because I can style them for a night out with heels, a blouse and a blazer or style them casually with my converse sneakers and a sweater.
What’s your inspiration when putting a look together?
Ashley Meyers: I like to mix and match different styles together to create my own look. Plus, I feel like it’s important that each piece have a story. It can be as simple as a sweater that my husband picked out for me, or a ring that my grandmother gave me or perhaps a pair of shoes that I got on the discount rack for 75% off.
When I layer an outfit like that together, I feel proud that my look is MY look! And when someone gives me a compliment on a piece that I am wearing, I can share a little tid-bit with them!
Can you help me create a great holiday look for under $100?
Ashley Meyers: YES!
I’ve created a super cute, on trend, holiday look for you all from Express and Old Navy that totals less than $78. I really love gold and black this season. It’s great for a holiday party or New Year’s Eve. The black shimmer romper is from Express at $54.00. The accessories are from Old Navy. The shoes are $17.99 and the earrings are $5.99.
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