Calling All Shoppers, It’s Time to Lose Yourself In Affordable Fashion

Damiah Oliver

Craving a new look or a way to freshen up your spring wardrobe? Style Encore in Maple Grove offers affordable fashion and brand name designers. And, for anyone who doubts that something will look as good on their body as it does on the hanger, the shop offers the encouragement that comes with a free personal shopper. Let the professionals do the hard part. Their goal is to pair your size with colors, animal prints, stripes and more (at as much as 90 percent off the original price) to ensure customers look stunning. Whatever the occasion or season, fashion forward followers can stay up-to-date on stylish wares, and Angie Sakry, Style Encore’s Maple Grove owner, has pulled three outfits for a wardrobe freshen-up to demonstrate. She explains each of them for us:

The cream and navy striped jacket compliments the flowing pale pink blouse. Dark denim jeans never go out of style. A block heel is comfortable to wear all day at work and shows style savvy. A quality tote in a neutral color is essential, and I can pair it with a variety of outfits. A dainty necklace and earrings are subtle, but add to the assemble while looking professional. Layering the overall look means you can go straight from the office to join friends for happy hour.

Outfit #1: Gap jacket ($17), Dylan & Rose shirt ($16), Express jeans ($20), Tory Burch tote ($200), JG shoes ($10), necklace ($7).

After a day in the sun, a colorful print dress with lace applique on sleeves is where vintage meets trendy. The billowing feel, coupled with fabulous shoes, makes tan legs look even better. The statement necklace and sassy straw beach tote shows I am enjoying the summer. I can throw this bold print garb on straight from the beach, too. Wearing bold prints is a way out of the proverbial fashion comfort zone and on the way to lunch with the girls.

Outfit #2: Chico cover-up dress ($15), Michael Kors straw tote ($55), Franco Sarto sandals ($12), Chico necklace ($10).

I am seeing lavender as one of the colors all over the runway for summer fashion. A sleeveless, airy-textured blouse paired with skinny slacks shows you’re fashionable without trying to be overly sophisticated. Incorporate a fun, stylish heel with a bold color and a matching rope necklace adds that touch of glam.

I wanted the accessories to complement the entire ensemble with gold tones. I like the versatility of clutch wristlet to keep essentials safe. This outfit is ready for a night out.

Outfit #3: White House Black Market sleeveless shirt ($12), Banana Republic skinny pants ($16), Dooney & Burke convertible clutch wristlet ($25), Via Spiga shoes ($25), Chico necklace ($10), earrings ($5).