How to style budget basics from The Greene

While stocking up for back-to-school fashions for my kids, it was certainly hard not to peek around for some items for myself.

While visiting The Greene recently, I managed to snag a couple of great basics to add to my work-appropriate wardrobe.

The lightweight sleeveless black shift dress comes from the clearance rack at Old Navy. While it's still a full-price item online, this dress was an online-only style, therefore clearanced once it ended up in store (side note: I wear a lot of the Tall sizes from Old Navy, so this find felt extra victorious). An extra discount on top of clearance prices made this flexible all-season staple quite the steal.

I found the the wide leather belt by Nine West on clearance at Von Maur. With an elastic inset in the back, the simple styling of the silver ring clasp makes this an incredibly versatile piece to add some style and structure to any outfit.

The gladiator sandals are by Sam Edleman, necklace from Old Navy, and earrings are from Target.

Do you have any fashion tips or shopping hints you'd like to share? Let me know at tabatha.wharton@coxinc.com!