Fashion trends are never constant. The only thing constant about fashion trends is the frequency at which they change.
However, for most people, keeping up with these changing trends is very difficult. This is because in the midst of paying our bills, our rent, and spending on day to day necessities, saving up for buying fashionable clothing items become quite unfeasible.
This is why, every one of us must know how to hack our way through budgeted shopping in order to look fashionable always!
Here are a few styling tips that can make you look fashionable while on a budget!
- Recognize Your Style
Different people have different styles with which their aesthetics match. For example you could have the ‘broke and boujee’ style or could be rocking the ‘vintage/ lady in pink’ vibes. Styles can vary according to your personality whether it be more on the ‘gothic’ side or on the ‘pastel babe’ side.
If you know what style you vibe with the most, it becomes extremely easy to shop accordingly on a budget, as you will not end up spending on things you won’t ever wear!
- Go Through Your Closet!
Sometimes we all forget what all we have hoarded in our wardrobe. We forget about some clothing items that are present in our wardrobe and can be used to build a very fashionable look!
Therefore, the very first thing that you should do, before going on a shopping spree is to go through your closet and find out every what all you have. Find out the type of clothes you have in abundance, and the ones you don’t. You can then make a list of things you actually need and should buy!
- Collect Staple Items
Staple items are those clothing pieces which can be worn anywhere, with anything. These items are also called as ‘basics’ and usually are in neutral colours.
Some staple items can be a pair of blue jeans, a white tank top, a blazer/coat, black jeans, a pair of converse, a neutral top, etc.
These items are a must to have in a wardrobe, and they do not even cost that much! You can pair these staple items together, to get a very basic, yet fashionable look!
- Shop Online
Online shopping can give you access to a wide collection of very diverse clothing items. Also, online shopping sites always have some or the other offers, deals and sales going on. This gives you the opportunity to buy as much as you want, from a wide range of clothing collection for a lesser price!
- Style One Piece in Many Ways!
When you are out shopping, the biggest challenge for you is to not shop on an impulse, just because you find one piece of clothing very alluring! Most of the times when you buy such pieces, you are not able to style it properly, hence, making it a waste of money.
Therefore, always get pieces which you can think of styling in multiple ways. For example, buy a top which you can visualize wearing with a jeans, a skirt or even with shorts!
- Look Out For Sales
Sales are one of the best things that any fashion lover definitely looks forward to. Especially when you are one to chase after branded clothes. You can save up a lot on end-of-season or clearance sales and shop as much as you want.
You can keep a track of when and where sales are happening by subscribing to the newsletters of the top brands. This way you can stay updated on the latest fashion trends as well as on the sales!
Most people think that DIYs never work out, they are not genuine and are very hard to do. However, when you carefully DIY and alter an outdated piece of clothing to a more stylish form, it can do a number for your fashion styling!
For example, ripped jeans are very much in trend nowadays, however, they are also very expensive. Therefore, you can take out an old jeans from your closet and try styling it as per your likes! If you are successful, you’ll be in possession of a very fashionable clothing item, without having spent a single penny!
- Accessorize Your Looks!
The best way of staying fashionable on a budget is to accessories your looks. Even when you are wearing very basic clothes, like draw-string cameo sweatpants with a white tank and a pair of high-top sneakers, you can throw on a dad hat and a pair of sun glasses to finish the look!
In this way, you will look extremely fashionable and well-dressed, while being comfortable and on a budget! However, having a collection of good accessories is very important!
- Ever Thought of Thrifting?
Thrift shopping is a very fun filled activity for any shopping lover. You can discover so many different styles of clothes in thrift stores and buy them for very cheap. From combat boots, to varsity jackets to a vintage dress, you can end up hitting a jackpot at such stores! Therefore, for people on a budget, thrift stores are a must to go through!
All these tips can help you look fashionable, even when you are on a tight budget! Therefore, follow them diligently to maintain a perfect balance between your fashion and your finances!