Designer Clothes Cedar Rapids IA

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Svdp Thrift Store
(319) 364-0748
928 7th St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Lj Antiques
(319) 373-2191
6415 Devonshire Dr Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Dicks Sporting Goods #273
(319) 743-3066
4601 1St Ave Se Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA
Treasure Chest
(319) 365-3400
3203 1st Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Gander Mountain
(319) 654-8700
2140 Edgewood Rd Sw Gander Mountain #142
Cedar Rapids, IA
Von Maur
(319) 395-9770
4444 1St Ave Ne Lindale
Cedar Rapids, IA
Goodwill Store
(319) 378-0393
5520 Council St Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Positively Plus, Inc.
(319) 362-4032
1005 3rd Ave. Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
Christopher and Banks
(319) 396-3257
Westdale Mall
Cedar Rapids, IA
Mon-Fri 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Kids To Couches
(319) 396-1801
2000 Wiley Blvd SW Suite 103A
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Reinvest in Modern Basics

The idea that fashion is going back to basics thrills New York fashion expert Bobbie Thomas.

"We're looking at a down economy," she explains. "We're looking to be frugal. It's exciting to me that being frugal is stylish."

Thomas uses grocery shopping as an analogy for clothes shopping. As women, we are programmed to search out dessert first, she explains. In fashion, that translates into going for the trends, the sparkly, the glitter. As a result, we bypass some of the best stuff, which is a modern basic.

The key to spending wisely on fashion is to add your own twist to the basics.

Thomas offers several examples of updated classics:

  • A button-down white shirt that might be cut in a new way (the ruffled button-down featured here by Foxcroft is available at );
  • A T-shirt that has a different neckline -- instead of the high tight crew neck, it's a v-neck that's a little loose;
  • A blazer that's been exaggerated to look like men's wear, but with a feminine collar.

Thomas suggests that women ask themselves a question: "If you have a black dress, the white shirt, blazer and/or trousers in your closet and you haven't been wearing them, is it because you need them to be updated?"

If so, she has a cost-conscious fashion tip: Consider taking them to the tailor. For a relatively small amount of money, you can turn has-beens into must-haves by updating hemlines or re-shaping jackets.


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Dress Down to Dress Up

The feminine/masculine look is also popular. "There's a huge wave toward androgyny," states Thomas, who is also the co-host of the Style Network's Fashion Police, and a style correspondent for E!'s red carpet "Countdown" specials. "They really take the term 'effortlessly chic' literally."

When it comes to pulling off the androgynous look, it's all about balance. For instance, it's au courant to wear a t-shirt and jeans with a blazer or vest and throw on that one fantastic statement piece. This long sleeveless vest, pictured at left, is from Michael Kors (available at

Following the "it's cool to be comfortable" trend, costume jewelry's never been more chic. "It's about having fun and adding a splash of personality to your most comfortable outfit," she explains.


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