Looking chic does not necessarily equate to expensive clothes and designer handbags. Even with affordable outfits and vintage wears, you can still look stunning. Achieve a high-fashion look by keeping these bank-friendly tips in mind:
1. It’s not about the label.
What’s the sense in purchasing a $1000 purse if you like the $100-clutch better? Even if the label is a status symbol, it will not necessarily make you more stylish. When it comes to shopping, buy what you like. Don’t let designer labels influence your decision – because they can take a huge toll on your bank account.
2. Explore ‘thrift’ stores.
H&M, Zara, Forever 21 and Mango are just some of the many stores that can give you impeccable fashion for less. Don’t be afraid to raid these stores – even if there are hordes of customers outside. Just get your fashion eye ready and you will definitely see great affordable finds hanging around.
If you like labels (but don’t want to waste your life’s savings on them,) there’s Marshall’s, Ross, Century 21 and T.J. Maxx. They are retail heavens on earth – especially if you like signature goods.
3. When all else fails, see your tailor.
If you are a lover of vintage clothes, then you don’t have to shy away from attires that are not your size. If they look good on you, you can make your clothes fit like a glove simply by working with your tailor. Best of all, it can give you a fashion style that can’t be bought at any store.
4. Accessorize – and mesmerize.
You don’t have to scour the malls for glittery tops and embellished skirts to be the belle of the ball. With the right accessories – the fancy ones, of course – you can be the talk of the town. The perfect statement necklace will surely turn heads – without turning your wallet inside out.
5. Care for your hair.
Even if you have the best clothes, bag and shoes, you won’t look as stunning if you have the wrong haircut or hairstyle. Get the best look by experimenting with cuts that work with your face shape, skin tone and eye color.