Having a great eye for fashion on a limited budget can be a frustrating position. Seeing all of the looks and brands that you would love to get your hands on but are limited by your budget can make you feel helpless.
However, money doesn’t have to hold you back. Many people make the mistake of believing that fashion is only achievable with unlimited resources. Some people are addicted to having only name brands and the hottest names in the industry displayed on their clothing tags. But this doesn’t have to be the case if you know a few tips for stretching your dollar. Here are some of the best ways to stay fashionable even on a budget.
Get Creative With What You Have
Many people open their closets and are convinced that they have nothing to wear. However, sometimes all it takes is looking at what you have with a new perspective. Changing the way that you look at your closet can open up your mind to an entirely new set of possibilities.
Try looking in department stores or magazines for inspiration and see what you can work within your own closet to recreate the look. It may not be exactly the same, but you would be surprised with what you can do with a little creativity. Try DIY-ing an old t-shirt into a crop top, or a pair of old jeans into a skirt. Your own limit is your own imagination so try to think big!
Don’t Be Afraid To Thrift
Sometimes people wear something only once and throw it in the back of their closet never to be seen again. Then the day comes where they decide to donate or sell it. This is where the fashionista on a budget has a great opportunity to find something that was originally priced potentially hundreds of dollars, for now, a fraction of the price.
Try going to thrift stores regularly so that you can have the first pick in the latest arrivals. You never know when you’ll find that diamond in the rough of a steal.
Take Advantage of Sales
Try to take advantage of always knowing when the latest sales are going to happen in your area. Sales are a great time to enjoy your favorite brands for sometimes as much as 70% off.
Don’t’ be afraid to ask when a store’s next sale is and mark it on your calendar. The earlier you get there ahead of the crowds the better of a chance you have of snagging the best items before everyone else!
In the world of fashion on a budget, the early bird gets the early worm.