Frugal Mom Classics
Frugal Classic Mom is all about being appropriately dressed for every occasion, which is why I like to have a tailored jacket on-hand. In the heat of the summer, I will tuck a cardigan in my purse. You FCMs will appreciate this quote from Cotton Incorporated -- The Return of the Twin-set:
Grace Kelly knew it, Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, too. The twin-set embodies timeless elegance.Typically coordinates are more expensive to purchase, which is why I favor separates, nevertheless they are a Classic ace-in-the-hole. If you can afford to, always buy the coordinating piece when one is available (the jacket to go with the pants, the cardigan to go with the tank, and so on). You won't regret it.
This tipped twin-set, on sale at Target, kinda reminds me of Charlotte's tennis sweater.
Another great classic look: a Doris Day dress, frugal because it is all one piece. If you can't find vintage, how about getting out that dusty sewing machine? For about $10, even I could make a simple dress (no buttons, though, only zippers).
Only one more thought: I hate to be the one to break it to you ladies, but I think capris are on their way out. (Actually, I never wanted to see them around in the first place, but I have adapted. They really are practical.) I have been planning my purchases for the past few years with the expectation that capris are going to be looking dated before long, buying a khaki pair for $1 each winter. What am I looking for to replace them? Long linen slacks, like these from JCPenney.
Clearly, Frugal Classic Mom has a bit more challenging time staying within her budget than us Chaco moms do, especially if second-hand clothing is not readily available in her locale. In her favor, however, she hopefully makes fewer wacky mistakes.