How to Improve Your Style without Overspending

How to Improve Your Style without Overspending from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Almost every one of us knows someone who looks gorgeous and dressed to the nines every day – it could be your office mate, the girl next to your flat or the girl on the subway.

We all want to be that chic that everyone admires when it comes to fashion sense. Sad to say, not every one of us can avoid buying designer clothes, shoes or bags.

Don’t throw your hands off and give up being fashionable though, you don’t have to spend all your money or sell your jewelry online or go bankrupt just to be fashionable.

Follow these tips to instantly upgrade your style without overspending and going broke for the next 29 days.

1. Get the basics down

Being stylish without spending too much money requires planning and creativity. Before you go crazy and shop at your favorite retail stores, take a look at your closet first. And, make sure you have the right hair styling tools so that your hair compliments your outfits.

Make sure that you have these basic fashion necessities:

  • Trenchcoat
  • Little black dress
  • Classic white shirt
  • Dress pants in solid colors
  • Any occasion top
  • Jeans
  • Day dress
  • Skirt
  • Sweatsuit and jacket alternative

Though cheap finds are always great, it’s okay that you splurge a little on these basics. Remember that you will be using them for a quiet period of time to invest in items that are of good quality and will last despite several uses.

2. Update your wardrobe

Are you always struggling to find something in your overcrowded closet every day?

If finding clothes to wear feels like an Indiana Jones adventure, it’s time to assess what’s in your closet. Let go of the things that you’re not using anymore.

Saving this outdated dress that you haven’t worn for a long time? Chances are you’re not using it again so it’s best to get rid of it.

You can even make money from all of the things that you have taken out of your closet. Put a garage sale sign on your front door or sell them online. Decluttering your closet does not only save you enough space but you’ll be able to earn money that you can use in buying items that are much more trendy and essential.

3. Keep a little secret

Are you up for a little secret?

You can find great deals on items if you only know where to look. Find the best value for your money at places that you may have never considered before.

The first place to check out is Target. It offers lots of items from several famous fashion lines at a much affordable price. Get the classy basics such as trousers and cardigans at a lower deal compared to high-end stores.

Are you a fan of feminine pieces? Head out to Forever21 and be amazed by various feminine pieces with wispy fabrics and subtle colors of nude, eggplant or icy blue.

Don’t forget about the resale shops too. They offer from lightly used to brand new items at phenomenally lower prices. If you’re looking for a pencil skirt or a pair of lined black trousers, check out these local resale shops.

4. Take advantage of the end of season sale

Now that you have an idea of where to shop, the next question is when to shop to get the best deals.

Take note of this very important fashion hack – most retail stores offer big discounts on their items at the end of each season to make room for next season’s goodies. Sign up to several mailing lists to be always on the first to know any upcoming deals.

Get your summer outfits from July to August. You’ll get plenty of cute jogging shorts at a much lower price.

5. Invest in a good pair (or maybe two, or several) of shoes

Your shoes are an important part of your fashion; it can either make or break you.

Instead of saving a few dollars by buying cheap shoes, invest in some few good ones. A black or nude pump is a must; it can be paired with almost anything. Don’t feel guilty if you spend more on your shoes, you need to buy ones that are of good quality and most of the good ones come at a higher price.

It’s better to buy a slightly expensive shoe that you will be using for a long time instead of buying cheap ones that get worn out after a few wears only.

6. Accessorize it

If you want to look chic without having to pawn some of your belongings, you must know how to accessorize.

Look classy and chic by accessorizing with an elegant watch or string of pearls. A chunky bracelet, cocktail ring or necklace can instantly transform you from blah to high fashion. If accessorizing seems like a foreign language to you, you can get inspiration from fashion magazines or blogs.

Be the next girl that everyone looks up to when it comes to fashion. By following these fashion tips, you will look effortlessly chic and classy without having to spend too much.

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