How to Change Styles on a Budget

Posted April 15, 2022 by in Lifestyle
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Have you ever woken up one morning and thought to yourself, “I need a style change”?

Maybe you have been heavily influenced by TikTok users or that are wearing the latest fashion top, or perhaps you have slowly but surely started to think that the piercing that your favorite new movie character has might suit you, along with the eyeliner and the boots.

There can be many reasons why we want to mix up our style or externally showcase when our personalities are going through a shift, but we might not always have the bank account balance to match it.

This piece is going to take a look at how to change styles on a budget, so you can stay true to yourself and keep paying the rent on time.

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Understand Your Budget 

Understanding your budget is the first important step of this transformation, so you know what you are able to spend and can make sure you are getting value for your money.

There will be times when buying quality pieces over fast fashion styles will work much better in your favor, but that is also not always possible. So, know what you can afford when mixing up your style, and then you have a good base to go from. 

Get Thrifting

Thrifting is an excellent way to speed up your wardrobe exchange for minimal money. If you know what you are looking for style-wise, then all you need is a good chunk of time to properly go through all the racks in thrift stores to find yourself a bargain.

If you know how to take in clothes and make your own alterations, this can give you even more freedom to create the new look you desire. Adding separate embellishments or embellishments from other thrift clothes can help you create a unique style that is your own and also that no one else can get!

Choosing accessories is also a great way to revamp your style without having to completely commit to a full wardrobe change, and they are usually much more affordable than clothes too, which means you can experiment with more of them. If you do want to treat yourself, though, take a look through for some very affordable pieces and find something to match your new style.

Work With What You Have

Working with what you have a great way to change up your style without having to spend too much money. If you are going through a monochrome phase, then it can be really easy to dye clothes dark or in different gradients of grey with fabric dye. This can be much more cheaper than buying yourself a new t-shirt, and you will be able to do a bunch of clothes at the same time. 

If the clothes are particularly bright, you might find that you end up muting the tones instead of changing them, which can also work if you are going for a more understated look.

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