HOW TO LOOK STYLISH WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE

 

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard print blanket wrap, distressed jeans, and a black tee

When I started blogging back in 2015, I believed that you could look stylish and fashionable without spending a fortune. I still think that, and I love showing affordable fashions that are also gorgeous. These four outfits will have something for everyone and fit into everyone’s budget.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a burgundy cozy loungewear set with leopard print sneakers

All of my fashion today is from Walmart, a retailer that has come onto the fashion scene in full force in the past few years. From casual, cozy, or dressy, you will be able to find clothing to suit your lifestyle. Plus, Walmart has an extraordinary policy of free 2-day shipping and returns for purchases over $35! You can also sign up for Walmart Plus, where you get Free Shipping and no order minimums.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a blue colorblock sweater with distressed jeans and ankle boots

Walmart makes it very convenient for its customers to shop, especially since most people have a store within 10 miles of their homes. Even though I have two stores within 10 miles of my home, I usually prefer to order online since some of the brands I shop for are not available in stores.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard print sweater dress, a camel faux-wool coat, black ankle boots, and carrying a black handbag

I’ve also bought many Christmas presents from Walmart, and I might have also bought myself a few presents. Lol! My latest purchase was a KitchenAid Professional Mixer, and I plan on putting it to work for my Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve been getting my recipes together, and I’ll share some of those with you later in the week.

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard print blanket wrap, distressed jeans, and a black t-shirt

Let’s talk casual clothing. This Denim Leopard Print Ruana Wrap is stunning! It is very thick and heavy, which is perfect for the cold days and nights of winter. This is like wearing a blanket around your shoulders, except this is stylish.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard print blanket wrap, distressed jeans, and a black v-neck tee

I love that there is stitching that creates armholes. I hate it when a Ruana doesn’t have arms and is open all the way. The faded denim blue trim looks great with blue jeans, and the oversized leopard print makes a big statement. I am wearing a black short-sleeve tee with the Ruana, but as the weather turns colder, I’ll replace that with a black turtleneck instead. I’m wearing a large tee which is my usual size.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the back of a leopard print blanket wrap, distressed jeans, and a black tee

Here is a good look at the length of the Ruana. Also, look at the fringe braid; it is so substantial and thick! This Ruana isn’t scratchy, and it feels and looks like it should cost way more than $16.00!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard print blanket wrap, distressed jeans, and showing her ankle boots

The genuine suede lug sole boots are perfect for fall and winter. This type of sole is very trendy, but it is wise also. The large chunky heel is sturdy for walking, and the thick non-skid sole is perfect for the winter months! I am wearing my usual size 9, and I think they run true to size.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a blue colorblock sweater, distressed jeans, and ankle boots

This color block mock neck sweater is perfect for wearing with jeans. The wide ribbing at the sleeves, hem, and neckline give the sweater a unique detail that is also comfortable. The mock neck is wonderful since it is not tight or confining.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a blue colorblock sweater

The blue tones of this medium-weight sweater are soft and soothing, but the sweater also comes in solid black or shades of pink. I like the drop shoulders, which helps my waistline look smaller, but if you have wide shoulders, this might not be a style feature that you would like.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the back of a blue colorblock sweater

The sweater has a step-down hem and side vents for easy movement. I love sweaters with side vents since they don’t tug when you sit down in a chair. I am wearing a medium in this relaxed and slightly oversized sweater.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a blue colorblock sweater with distressed jeans and suede ankle boots

The slim bootcut jeans that I’ve worn with both of the sweaters are high-waisted. I like the jeans’ slightly distressed look that gives them that “well-loved” look without showing lots of skin. These jeans fit great and have a slight amount of stretch to them. I am wearing my usual size 10, and they fit perfectly.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing suede ankle boots with faux-fur trim

These genuine suede water-resistant lace-up boots are comfortable, plush, warm, and perfect for the coming winter months. The faux-fur collar and lining are soooo soft, and they also have a comfortable memory foam sock. I am wearing my usual size 9, and they are a little roomy, which will be perfect for adding a thick sock.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a burgundy cozy loungewear set and leopard print sneakers

Speaking of soft and comfortable…this loungewear set is plush! When I was taking my photos, I waited until the end of the session to put on this outfit so that I could wear it the rest of the day. All of you know that I LOVE comfortable and warm loungewear, and this one is perfect for me.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a cozy burgundy sweatshirt

This dark cherry plush hoodie is slightly relaxed and oversized for a comfy and cozy feel. The hoodie comes in camel and peach blush, but the dark cherry color has my name written all over it. This is machine washable and made from 100% polyester. I am wearing a large to get the oversized look, and I love how it fits.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a burgundy cozy sweatshirt

Here is an up-close view of the hoodie, and you can see how plush the material is. The hoodie isn’t heavy; I would consider it a medium weight, warm but not hot.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a cozy burgundy loungewear set with leopard print sneakers

The matching plush joggers are sold separately. They are a pull-on style and have two side seam pockets and cuffed leg openings. I am wearing large joggers also, and they fit great. The entire set is only $50, which would make an excellent gift for someone who loves soft and comfy items. I’m buying this for my niece for that reason.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing leopard print sneakers with silver on the back

Look at how cute these leopard print sneakers are! These sneakers have the weathered sole look, which is very popular. Plus, the silver bling at the heel elevates these sneakers to another level. The area around the laces is not white but more like a light taupe/beige. I found these sneakers to be wide and a tiny bit big, so I might consider sizing down a 1/2 size.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard print sweater dress, a camel faux-wool coat, and black ankle boots

This leopard print sweater dress is cute, stylish, comfortable, affordable, and perfect for fall. I don’t wear dresses as often in the colder months, but I like having a few that I can pull into service if needed.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard print sweater dress, black ankle boots, and carrying a black handbag

I was surprised at how much I liked this leopard print sweater dress. The fit is excellent, but I think the long solid ribbed cuff and the slightly puffed sleeves are what that grabbed my attention. After reading a review that suggested sizing down, I ordered a medium and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was a perfect fit!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the back of a leopard print sweater dress, black ankle boots, and carrying a black handbag

The dress hits me at the knee and would look great with heels or knee boots also. As the weather turns colder, I’ll add tights to my look, but I wanted to show you how it looked with ankle boots.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard print sweater dress and showing a black handbag

I added this black chic quilted handbag with a removable gold chain. This handbag is made from 100% PVC and has a crossbody strap that I have tucked inside. I love the removable gold chain since that could be added to any handbag to elevate its look. This bag will add a polished touch to any outfit, and it also comes in Cognac and Wine.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard-print sweater dress, a camel coat, and black ankle boots

In the winter, I would add a coat to my outfit, and I love one that is longer if I am wearing a dress. This faux-wool coat is the perfect length for dresses and still looks great with jeans.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a camel coat with a leopard print sweater dress

For those who have an issue wearing wool, this funnel neck coat might be a great alternative. I love this tan color since it is a great neutral that will go with anything. The coat also comes in several other colors and is available in Plus sizes. I am wearing a large, but I think I will exchange it for a medium one instead.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing black ankle boots,

I bought these black faux-suede scrunch boots last year, and I still wear them all of the time. The pointy toe looks great under jeans and helps to elongate your legs. These boots are super stylish, and I love how they look with this dress, but they also look great with leggings and skinny jeans. I am wearing my usual size 9, and they fit true to size.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a leopard print blanket wrap and a black v-neck t-shirt

Which outfit fits your style?

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  1. connie s darnell wrote:

    Love your affordable picks!

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  2. Linda wrote:

    These are all fantastic outfits that I would wear!

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  3. Kathleen wrote:

    I love the stylish camel coat!

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  4. Vicky wrote:

    I just ordered the suede lace up boots and tried to order the ruana, but it’s out of stock. Both are perfect for RV camping! I’m also trying out the jeans since the price is right. Hope the fit is too! Lol I love the color blocked blue sweater combo, but it looks a bit heavy knit for me since I run warm and SoCal weather is temperate near the ocean. Overall, some cute choices!!

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  5. Doris Mitchell wrote:

    Absolutely love these Walmart items. Beautiful style !

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  6. Ginger Hiller wrote:

    Kay, I just got to read your post from yesterday about how to wear an all black outfit and really enjoyed it. The two outfits that suit my current lifestyle is the ruana and the lunge set. I agree that shopping online is the way to go. Have a blessed day!

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  7. Stephanie Rodriguez wrote:

    This is one of my favorite posts! All the looks are great. Walmart has definitely stepped up their fashion game. I will certainly be looking at several of these pieces for myself and as Christmas gifts.

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  8. Patti wrote:

    These outfits are adorable on you. Your hair looks beautiful too!

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  9. Marla Campbell wrote:

    I love all of the outfits today and as usual you look great in all of them !

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  10. Cheryll Sampson wrote:

    All of today’s outfits look wonderful. I am going to have to shop at WM on line. Love the leisure outfit and the purse and the Ryan’s and the dress particularly.

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