This blog post is dedicated to the readers who have been giving me a hard time for only posting $3,000 bags. If those high-price, on-trend items are out of reach, here’s some good news: JC Penney has rebranded itself as JCP and its reinvention gives shoppers an in-store experience closer to what they get when shopping for luxury brands. Even the clothes got a make-over! Now, you can even buy designer brands there, such as Betsey Johnson’s Betseyville, Nicole Miller’s nicole By Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson’s I ‘Heart’ Ronson, and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Olsenboye. This season, JCP has a lot of trendy looks for very friendly prices, so you can get them even if you don’t live in a big city with an H&M or Forever21. Here’s a taste:
Cheap, Chic and On-Trend: JCP is the New H&M!
This season is all about embracing patterns and trying new shapes. How about a mod shift in houndstooth, one of the most prevalent patterns this season?
Or if you’re feeling daring, try a large-scale pattern in color. This one is so Prada!
This top kills two trends with one stone: a pattern and leather sleeves.
Not enough leather? Rock the head-to-toe leather trend with this tunic.
Pair the tunic with short leather biker boots and leather leggings to complete the look.
The leather moto jacket is a key item for the black leather trend.
This elegant top is simple and sexy. Accessorize it with a jewel-toned brooch and earrings to make it pop, or try another trend, mixing prints, with the animal print skirt below.
Don’t you just LOVE this mod orange coat? This is modern minimalism at its best. I’d love it over the Liz Claiborne patterned blouse and metallic snake print skirt!
The Peplum is one of the most important shapes this season. Gotta show off your waist or create one!
This dress is a great example of color blocking. Did you ever think brights mixed with black would be back? I sure didn’t!
Fur trim and accessories are everywhere this season. A fur scarf looks luxurious, and with this one, you don’t pay a luxurious price. Try it over a sweater or a coat.
Oxblood/burgundy is the color to rock this season. Try this ladylike shoulder bag. This color matches EVERYTHING, so you don’t have to change your purse! Love that as a busy mom!
The slipper is the shoe of the season. Comfy, chic, inexpensive… what’s not to love?
If you love the equestrian look this season, you’ll need a good riding boot.
Any brides out there? Can you believe this dress costs $90???