Now that we've given you some shopping strategies for surviving the recession, here are some recession-proof pieces worth adding to your wardrobe:
Silk & Cashmere BF Cardi: Although I don't often recommend skimping on cashmere, this is a great find! When you are over it, add jeweled trim or funky embellishments for a completely different look.
Tocca taupe pinstripe Yahala wide leg pants: These are what you call a classic trend. Wide leg pants are a hit this season, but trousers never go out of style.
BCBG MaxAzria Light Brown Gabardine: Bluefly is the best for offering designer finds for super cheap! Great quality and even better prices.
Romeo & Juliet Couture Purple Chiffon Ruffle Front: Jewel tones speak volumes, especially when ruffles are involved. This trendy piece looks really expensive and would be four times as much if the label read differently. Don't be a label snob, go for what you like.
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Bamboo Hoop Earrings: An updated hoop is all a girl needs to go from work to play. And at $38, you can save to have a few extra playdates.
Aqua Women's Sleeveless Polka Dot Brocade Dress: Who knew you could get brocade for under $100? This rich looking fabric will have others thinking this dress was a total splurge.
Aqua Women's Micro Sateen Fitted Short Tube: With the holidays coming up, this little red number can be paired with a cardigan for the office lunch, and piled with jewels for the bf's holiday soiree.
Aqua One Shoulder Tunic Dress with Bow: Private labels are really getting good! They take inspiration from the designer labels, but sell for much cheaper. Shhh, ya didn't hear it from me (wink wink).
INC International Concepts Printed: Black & white has never seen a floral skirt that it didn't like, especially for under 40 dollars!
Coral Jersey Dress: This is a really great dress that can be a part of your signature style wardrobe. Bright, but able to transition into different seasons and settings.
Jacket Saten52: What a great classic tailored blazer that can be customized to your liking or simply remain as is.
JBrand GreenLabel 84410 Monroe: Some may frown upon designer jeans, but I think these feel good green jeans are a great investment. Americans wear jeans, probably a little more than they should, so why not select a pair that is of great quality and can be recycled and worn forever.
Colorblock Platforms: What a steal! Super trendy and beyond cheap! You won't feel bad for tossing them when you are over the colorblock moment.
Contrast Trim Bow Belt: Carrie wore her studded belt in SATC with a million and one looks, and looked amazing. Perhaps your signature belt can include a bow - easy and sweet.
Non Iron Fitted Textured Twill Dress Shirt: Classic oxford from a truly classic clothier.
Simply Vera Wang Ruched Jacket: You may not be able to afford Vera Wang for your wedding, but ready to wear Vera will do just fine. No one needs to know the price tag!
Simply Vera Jacket: Great piece to wear season-to-season, day-to-night, and even alone or layered with other easy pieces like skinny jeans or trendy latex leggings.