How to be fashionable on a low budget?
- Evaluate your current wardrobe
- Look at the staples and essentials
- Invest in timeless luxury pieces
- Check out resale outlet or thrift stores
- Search for online coupons
- Exchange or sell your clothes with friend
- Browse sales from online stores
Here are a seven tips to look fashionable on a low budget all while remaining stylish and chic.
Being stylish can be stressful and challenging, especially when you look at celebrities and models.
The expensive outfits and fads that are constantly changing may cause you to be wary of making such purchases.
Especially when you look at the price tag of some of those outfits. Clothing tastes and fashions change very year.
No one likes to feel outdated or unfashionable.
Trying to stay up to date on fashion can be exhausting. Good news is we can fix this on a tight budget.
We don’t have endless amounts of money and we would rather spend that on other necessities. I’m sure you could too.
Look over everything you currently have in your dresser, closet, or floor (it happens) and see what you like and what you don’t.
See what colors you like, their combinations, and what you really should get rid of.
Assess your fashion style and organize your clothes.
What colors look good with your eyes or hair, what shirts compliment your body type.
What dress contours to your body, etc.
If you have selected or kept the top performers you like and look good in, evaluate their combinations.
You will want to aim to keep pieces that you can combine multiple combinations with.
The goal here in establishing your staple look is to have a wide variety of looks using minimal and repeating pieces of clothing.
This will stretch every bang for your buck.
Try looking at neutral colors, with minimal or no patterns and can easily be used with your other clothing.
Mixing white, black, beige, or grey that can compliment other portions of your outfit.
Every once in a while, you may see something that just looks good and stands out.
If you love it and you know you can wear it often, splurge a little and buy it.
You want to make sure that it can go with multiple outfits on multiple occasions.
Pieces of expensive luxurious items may include: a handbag, earrings, bracelet, boots, jacket, or scarf.
These little accent pieces contribute to you looking sophisticated and no one will know you bought them on a budget!
You know you have that favorite brand that is your go-to for classic, timeless apparel.
Go ahead, buy something you love once in a while.
Who knows, it may be what you can use over and over again.
Clothing stores have sales every week and almost every day it seems like.
Go online, see what is on sale that day, and if it is the perfect missing piece for those matching high heel shoes of yours.
There are always clothes that prices have been dropped because it is out of season.
This just means you get something cheaper now for next season and you get to look good with high fashion all while on a budget.
That’s a win!
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There are many alternatives out there, such as Poshmark, which can provide great value for items that would normally be double the cost in-stores.
Outlets like Nordstrom Rack can offer great prices for good quality pieces which would make your ensemble look impeccable.
I know what you’re thinking but thrift stores are not bad, and you can get good quality clothes at a much cheaper rate.
Who knows, you may find that new classy clothes look.
If you have a good, close-knit group of friends, do a clothes exchange.
Get everyone together and swap pieces of clothes for one another.
This can be a fun, free way to keep your wardrobe options fresh and circulating.
When you look in the mirror, it will seem like you just got back from a full shopping spree – at no cost to you or your friends!
Of course, you can always try selling pieces of your wardrobe and reinvest that money into new outfits for you.
Your friends will love the deals they get and their new outfit they get to show off and you get a little extra $$ on the side.
Plus, you can each give one another fashion tips!
Before you buy anything online, always use search engines online, like Google and Bing, to see if there are coupons available.
You could find discount codes available (Enter Save40 at check out and take 40% off!, etc).
Or you may be able to find cheaper options for those stylish boots you want.
Using something like Rakuten can also help with the cash back options!
You have a lot of different options for staying in style on a budget.
Don’t spend a fortune to look good or even have the newest item off the shelf.
Look at what you have, play with those different combos, and shop smart and sparingly.
Lastly, don’t forget about your friends and their feedback.
They may come up with some pretty great ideas on using what you already have in your closet.
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