Money does not really equal style. Although, social media life makes it seem so. You can look stylish with whatever income you earn. All you need is to apply the right tips and dress neatly. How do I look fashionable on a budget? This is super easy to achieve. Here are 5 tips on how to look stylish on a budget. These tips will make you look chic even on a budget. Also, you can read my post on style hacks every woman needs to know to get a lot of use from her wardrobe.
Create your personal style wardrobe
One of the first tips on how to look stylish on a budget is to create your own style wardrobe. I love trends a lot. However, not all trends are meant for you. Also, my style is totally different from that of others.
I love to appear neat and chic. So, I shop for clothes that align with my personal style. What is your personal style? Which types of outfits will make you feel confident and super stylish? Shop for outfits that you will actually wear.
I have bought clothes that I only wear once and give them out. Sometimes, I totally forget about them. That’s not really good. So, if you want to look stylish on a budget, shop for the clothes you need. Don’t impulse shop.
To create your personal style wardrobe, shop for tops, accessories, skirts, denim pants, tanks, etc. Also, you can shop for wholesale waist trainers for your closet. This allows you to cinch your waist in your outfit for a Beyonce or Kim Kardashian effect.
Shop sales or Budget stores
Another of the 5 tips on how to look stylish on a budget is to shop sales or budget stores. This will help you save on shopping. Also, from budget stores, you can shop for more fashion pieces with less money.
I love to shop for off-season items or sales to save on my clothes. In this way, I get to snag lovely fashion pieces at way less than the retail price. Also, you can shop for thrift clothes for women. You can get pre-loved designer or high-street fashion pieces from thrift stores. If you’re new to thrift, check out my post on the ultimate guide to shopping thrift clothes for women. Another way to shop on a budget is to shop in whole stores. These stores offer fashionable items at wholesale prices. Here is all you need to know about wholesale lover stores.
Pay attention to shape and fitting
There is nothing more distracting than an outfit that doesn’t fit. Always ensure you shop for clothes that fit well if you shop for clothes that are not fitted. Get them tailored to fit.
A fitted outfit will make you look chic and put together. You can also wear a full body shaper in your outfit to smoothen and give you shape. Body shapers make you look neat. Also, it gives you a slim silhouette. You can wear body shapers irrespective of your body size. They give you the same effect.
So, to look stylish on a budget, ensure your outfit is fitted. Also, use body shapers for a neat and chic look.
Play with accessories
Accessories are a must-have to dress stylishly on a budget. So, I would recommend you shop for accessories for your closet. Accessories like a hat, a pair of heels, or a tote bag can dress up your look.
Also, you can invest in designer accessories or statement accessories for your closet. So, you can easily use your statement accessories to dress up any look.
A simple monochrome look can be styled with a pop of red heels or green sneakers for a pop of color. Play with accessories to dress up your look or dress it down depending on the occasion.
Shop more basics
Every lady needs classic pieces in their closet. Classics are a great investment to own. Yes, I love trends. However, we all know that trends come and go. Classic remains timeless and versatile irrespective of the season.
So, invest in more basics for your closet. Basics are versatile fashion pieces to own. Also, they make it easy to dress up without hassle. Shop for basics like tank tops, Jackets, Denim pants, bodysuits, t-shirt tops, and dresses. All these classic pieces are a must-have to dress stylishly on a budget. Don’t forget to invest in a body shaper or waist trainer while adding basics to your wardrobe.
Opt for thrift
Thrifting is another way to look stylish on a budget. I love to shop for budget-friendly gems in thrift. You can shop for thrift from your local store or some Instagram stores.
To look stylish on a budget, you can mix and match your thrift clothes with statement pieces or luxury items. If you’re new to thrifting, check my guide to thrift shopping to know how to spot gems. Also, you can watch my vlog on some of the thrift hauls I have done on my youtube channel.
Shop for pre-owned luxury pieces
Another way to look stylish on a budget is to shop for pre-owned luxury fashion pieces. I have had my eyes on luxury my whole life. However, I can spend that much on just one item. So, I opt to buy the pre-owned options.
Pre-owned luxury pieces are another great way to dress up all your outfits. I love to go for pre-owned handbags that are budget-friendly. This helps me to dress my look and elevate any of my outfits effortlessly.
So, if you’re shopping for your closet, I highly recommend you shop for pre-owned fashion pieces too. I have my eyes on this lovely pre-owned coach handbag. This I have to get ASAP. There are so many fun looks that I can create with this bag.
If you’re not in on shopping designer dupes, what are you doing? Really? Designer dupes are very budget-friendly pieces of designer brands. They are more like designer lookalikes or alternatives. One of the best fashion brands to shop for designer dupes is Ego Shoes UK.
I have shopped for pieces from this brand and I highly recommend them for designer dupes. Below I will link my favorite designer dupes that I’m loving this season.
Other tips to dress fashionably on a budget include;
- Clearing outdated items from your closet
- Polish your nails
- Have a good hairstyle or neat haircut
- Shop sales
- Avoid using credit cards for shopping