Fashion magazines regularly feature tips on how to dress up in style on a limited budget. Coming up with fashionable looks from frugal finds seems easy on print but it took me quite some time before I finally got the hang of it. Years of practice along with regular fashion tips from the internet and some close friends cinched the deal for me.
One of the strategies that can make it easy to dress-up on a budget is to have your own personal style that you can adhere to. Keep in mind that everyone has a unique fashion sense that often reflects their personality. Knowing what you want and how you want to look like can help you quickly decide on fashion pieces that you can buy. This eliminates the pressure of splurging on items that are on the trend list but not on your personal style list.
Dressing-up on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to pluck clothes and accessories from bargain hunts alone. There are some fashion pieces that you just have to buy even at regular prices. It may sound like a shopaholic’s mantra but, if there is something that calls out to your fashion sense then just go ahead and get it. These are often clothing pieces that meet your personal style, current trends, and perfectly fit your body. I discovered that I actually ended up saving money in well chosen clothes bought at regular prices compared to impulse buys on bargains or sales.
Fashion shoppers who are easily tempted to buy low-priced clothes or bargain fashion accessories, need to come-up with new strategies to curb these impulses. Continuing in this path can only lead to ruining one’s budget and having too many clothes in the closet. Make an inventory of what you have in your wardrobe and list down items that you want to add in it. This will help you improve purchases by identifying pieces that will work with your existing wardrobe and limit your buys to items that you really need.
It matters not if you have a closet full of bargain finds or a wardrobe of designer clothing. In the end, it’s the whole package that makes a fashion statement. Good grooming habits, appropriate make-up, and a positive attitude can make you look good regardless of what you are wearing.