Many fashion bloggers simply don’t understand what shopping on a budget means. They start off by saying that you don’t need to buy your clothes from big designers and then continue by enumerating a long list of items that you should have. You’d think it’s hard to look great with all the models showcased on TV and all the ads in the magazines or in the papers. However, it’s easier than you think and it’s doable on a tight budget as well. From fast fashion to the odd item from the thrift shop, you too can look great while on a budget. Here’s how:
Too Many Shoes
You don’t need them. Especially if they don’t fit your style. Too many women purchase shoes that don’t fit their foot. Some even go overboard and buy shoes that they can’t pair up with anything just in case they go out shopping and find that little black dress that they were looking for. Stick to the basics and simply buy shoes that fit and go well with the outfits that you already have.
Paying Full Price
You should know better than paying full price on clothes. Regardless of the designer and brand, clothes always go on sale for different reasons: offseason, stock liquidation, etc. Nobody improves their financial status by spending recklessly. This includes clothes as well. If you’re shopping on a budget you should mind your expenses as often as you can. Wait patiently for the sales and you’ll walk home with more items for an even lower price.
Wearing a few accessories can immediately compliment your outfit. It doesn’t have to be opulent, it simply needs to stand out. However, you don’t want to over-accessorize. It can be a pair of earrings, a necklace, a bracelet or anything else. What’s important is for you to wear it in order to enhance your outfit, not take the eyes off it and on the accessory.
That One Black Blazer
The black blazer is probably the most versatile piece of clothing that you could buy and not break any budget. It goes well on both casual and business outfits and most fast fashion stores sell them. Pair it with whatever clothes you like, as long as the final outfit has a classy look and feel.
Ask Your Friends
Sometimes you need the help of your friends and that’s perfectly acceptable. When you go shopping, don’t be afraid to ask your friends to tag along. Most often they will be able to provide valuable input on clothing and accessories. Bring friends that know you better in order to get the best shopping results.
Start Your Own Line
Starting your own clothing line has never been easier. You don’t need a budget and you don’t need thousands of customers: you’re doing it for you, not for profit. So many designs have originated from combinations of different clothes. If you’re creative enough you could easily start your own clothing line. Moreover, if you’re confident enough that you could launch your designs in the world, selling clothes online is a walk in the park.