We live in a society that influences us to wear designer clothes, but you can absolutely be stylish without draining your wallet. Whether you choose clothes that that represent your personality, or copy the looks you’re inspired with, keep on reading for our ways to be stylish on a budget.
- Get rid of clothes that don’t make you feel great or stylish.
Go through your wardrobe and rid it of clothes that don’t make you feel great or stylish. If you’ve got clothes that are good quality but you just don’t wear them, why not consider taking it to a tailor to alter them for you or simply sell them so you can reinvesting the money in something you do love. It may be an ill-fitting dress, hand me down clothes, and trendy items that don’t flatter your personality.
- Discover what suits your body shape.
Learn about your style and body shape as the more knowledge you have the better your purchasing decisions and the less money you waste. If you’re pear-shaped, you might learned that flared jeans work best to balance out your proportions. Also, striped ensembles can flatter your look as long as you know how to style them right. Like fashion blogger Sonja Petrkowsky, go for a striped matching set of blazer and pants that can take you from casual weekends to casual Fridays at the office.
- Rely on your style recipe when experimenting on your wardrobe.
Before going shopping, start first by experimenting on your wardrobe. You may discover all sorts of great outfits you’d never considered if you take a look at your wardrobe with fresh eyes and your style recipe. However, make sure you have an up-to-date style recipe to rely on. Like fashion blogger Nini Nguyen, you may stick to your eccentric style with a monochromatic outfit spiced up with brightly-colored and quirky accessories.
- Remember your cost-per-wear rule when shopping for clothes.
There are so many places you can find great clothes at great prices. As long as you keep the cost-per-wear rule in mind, you’ll get more savings on your shopping budget in the long run. So invest more in a staple that you will wear frequently as it will pay for itself. On the other hand, spend less on fancy occasion clothes or fads as they won’t get the same wear. Investing on high-priced good quality shoes or clothes is a smart decision since it will last longer and look better than cheap ones. You may think it’s expensive, but it’s actually way less expensive than buying “cheap” clothes that you don’t wear, that you don’t love, and that don’t make you feel good. By heeding our simple tricks, you’ll be able to look stylish on a budget.