How to Dress for Fashion Week on a Budget

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PAYLESS CHRISTIAN SIRIANO. The opinions and text are all mine.

Fashion week is something that can fill me a variety of feelings from excitement to trepidation. Admittedly, fashion week can make me worry about overspending. That is why it is so important to plan out your looks in advance. With awesome designer like Christian Siriano making shoes for Payless, it is easy to look fabulous without breaking the bank and upsetting my husband.


I have been a fan of Christian Siriano since he coined the phrase, “that’s so fierce” on Project Runway so many seasons ago. When I found out that he was teaming up with Payless, I sprinted out to buy his shoes. Of course, the relationship has been ongoing making me the happiest fashionista on earth. I can have awesome shoes without paying a fortune. How can I not be happy about that?

My first look features a pair of Christian Siriano for Payless perforated pumps in black with black scuba skirt, BCBG dress worn as a top, and Karen Walker sunglasses.

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You probably will not need help matching these pumps but just in case: here is another awesome look with a rose theme. It’s sexy in an understated way. This look will make you stand out on a runway. These pumps also come in blue and white as well. I have been trying to exercise restraint because the white pumps are calling to me!

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The next look features high-wedge sling by Christian Siriano for Payless with my Lilly Pulitzer print pants and leopard vest. You can get more outfit details and ideas on how to wear Lilly Pulitzer here.

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The next look plays up the black & white gingham skirt that is extremely popular this season. I love wearing black and white with a blue button down tops. You can wear this look today runway show with a cotton button down and in the evening with a thinner fabric top like polyester, rayon, or silk.

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The best way to stay on budget when shopping for fashion week is to follow bloggers that shop in your price range. They will give you the best ideas on how to put looks together for the fashion show.

Which Payless look is your favorite?

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