How to Stay Fashionable on a Budget

Posted March 4, 2019 by in Fashion
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Fashion is flexible and fun. It can be pocket friendly too, and doesn’t have to be all about spending big bucks to get the right look. Some craft and ingenuity may be all you need to spice up your look. Here are a few ideas to spice up your style on a budget:

Finding the next trend online

You can upgrade your style by staying ahead of the game and finding affordable ways to do it. There are many resources you can use to find the next trend, the largest of which is the internet. There are hundreds of thousands of fashion websites and brands from which you can find your ideal style tips. You should narrow down to websites that offer tips that suit your style and tastes. Click here to find tips and products that could help you spice up your style.

Embracing minimalism

Less can be more when it comes to fashion. The appeal of a minimalist style is often overlooked, but it can help you stay fashionable for less. Minimalism is all about picking a few items in the same color family and sticking to them. I personally love color, but I tend to be more minimal during the cold months. Black denim, gray and tan sweaters, and black boots/sneakers are my winter go-tos. It helps me save so much money! To add some color, I tend to wear one piece of flashy jewelry. 

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Using the right accessory

The right accessory will upgrade your style no matter what you are wearing. It can compliment your look, and may even provide some convenience. You should invest in a variety of accessory options for your wardrobe. There are a large number of options available, ranging from hats, sunglasses, jewelry and DIY jewelry. 

The right cut

Torn and faded looks are still trendy, and the it doesn’t look like this style is going away any time soon. Instead of throwing away your old clothes or subjecting them to the neglected corner of your wardrobe, you could make a few cuts and tears for a fresh new look.

You will be adding new clothes to your wardrobe that you already like without having to spend a dime.

Change up your hair

You can spice up your look changing your hair. For people with short hair, this could be as simple as styling it in a different way. If you have medium to long hair, you could get a haircut or change your color. Just make sure you pick a look that’s low maintenance; platinum blonde is definitely not low maintenance, while balayage is. 

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DIY Fashion

You can make your own fashion. The internet is full of fashionable and exciting ideas that require minimal effort and skill. These innovative and creative ideas utilize common items, turning them into unique crafts that can make any outfit better. You can make a necklace, wristband, cap or bag that will spice up your style for no cost. You will also be able to wear your own design.

There are a number of innovative ideas that you could accrue from these DIY tutorials that could help spice up your style without any effort at all. Unique and creative suggestions such as using accessories as flowers are fashionable and exciting, and could be diversified without worrying about any expenses.

Breaking convention

You do not have to follow other people’s expectations of fashion to look good. You can get the right look for you by going away from the norm. You can wear that suit with those shoes if you feel it fits your style. By being more willing to try out the unconventional, you will be able to find a number of great outfits even from your own collection.

Embrace some comfort

Looking good can be about feeling good too. You will not be able to enjoy your flashy outfit if you are uncomfortable in your shoes. You need to incorporate some aspect of comfort into your style to have a better experience. Remember to stay comfortable while incorporating other ideas from this list for more fashionable fun. Consider purchasing a fun pair of sneakers instead of heels the next time you go shoe shopping. 

Go retro

Older styles are promising for people looking to stay fashionable. Fashion does repeat itself! They might be harder to find, but are better priced than current trends and are proven winners. Vintage stores tend to be expensive and in most cases, extremely overpriced. However finding vintage clothing at a thrift store is possible if you know what to look for. 

Shopping in the right places

You do not have to get all your shopping from brand name stores.  There are many trustworthy options for your fashion retail, some of which offer convenient and timely delivery. You can shop online with coupons and take advantage of bonuses offered by different e-commerce platforms. 

You could also start buying your clothes from Poshmark, because thrifting online is now possible!

Color play

Add some color to your life! A dash of red lipstick could blend well with your red velvet bag for the ultimate statement. 

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You do not have to spend a lot of money to look fashionable and spice up your style. You can take advantage of accessories and crafts, as well as pocket friendly styles and retro fashions. You do not have to stay within convention, and may consider unusual accessory options and color combinations for a perfect customized look. 

How do you stay trendy and stylish on a budget? Let us know in the comments below!