Look Trendy on a Budget

There’s the temptation to think that you have to spend thousands of dollars to look fashionable. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can leave people speechless with your stylish looks without breaking the bank. Here’s are some tips on how to look trendy while sticking to your budget.

First of all, define your style. One of the most important things to do before embarking on a fashion lifestyle is personal style. Personal style refers to clothes and shoes that reflect your personality and make you feel comfortable in them. Knowing your style helps you get pieces that you love, not because they’re currently in vogue. In addition, practicing this style tip helps prevent unnecessary spending. Once you know your style, get wardrobe basics. These are the foundation of every classic, stylish look. So invest in wardrobe basics like t-shirts, jeans, blazers, tank tops, etc. You can also style wardrobe basics in various ways. For example, styling your classic t-shirt with jeans for a fun, simple look, or adding a blazer to add a workplace feel to the overall look.

Woman wearing black t-shirt and blazer on the street

Getty Images / Getty Images Entertainment / Edward Berthelot

 

Having staple pieces doesn’t mean you have to repeat the same outfit every day. Thanks to various styling hacks, you can style a dress differently. For example, you can style a shirt dress in multiple ways, such as a shirt dress, tucked in with jeans, or styled with a blazer. Either way, it’s a killer look. In fact, buying things just because they are in vogue isn’t always the best idea. Yes, some fashion items in vogue are to die for, but they come and go. So don’t go over your budget buying a piece that you’ll probably wear once and never again. Instead, spend on items with great re-wear and resale value.

When it comes to buying clothes, you don’t always have to splurge. Try looking for coupon deals to help you save some cash. Websites like Rakuten help you save some money on fashion items. If you can’t find coupons, thrift shopping is a guaranteed way to save cash while getting quality fashion pieces as clothes go for a fraction of their original cost.