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8 Tips on How To Look Stylish On A Budget | Shopping Tips & Tricks

Looking Expensive on a budget | Shopping tips & tricks

We probably don’t all have the freedom to buy what we want; when we want it… at least I don’t but I actually don’t think we need to. To think there are really some savvy ways that we can shop well and stick to a tight budget. Looking stylish on a budget is an art I have mastered over the years, and I will be sharing with you 8 tips you can implement. y to master this a

So if you would like to find out how to step out in style without breaking the bank, then just keep reading.

1. Where to spend & Where to save

So, I think one of the really important things is to know is where to spend your money and what to spend it on. So for instance, for someone who loves jeans and can’t survive without at least a couple of really good pairs of jeans in my wardrobe but here’s the thing, you can get really good copies of great jeans that look the part.

Now the only problem is, they don’t last. So for me personally, I’d rather spend a bit more money on a really good pair of jeans and I know they are going to last me for a number of seasons.

I mean it’s really hard to buy jeans that fit well and look great at the best of times, the last thing I want happening is to buy a pair and then really not even last a season.

So for me, it’s really important to spend a bit more money on those pieces that you know are going to last, that you are gonna get a lot of wear out and they will stay in your wardrobe for many seasons.

2. Accessories are key

Accessories are key when you are on a tight budget. They are the perfect way to elevate an outfit and make anything from a simple t-shirt look really interesting, modern and fashion-forward.

When I’m talking accessories, I mean things like scarves, cool caps, earrings, etc. They are just a quick easy fun way to update an outfit and they are also really fun to shop for too, sunglasses are another good one.

So don’t just count accessories, they are cheap easy ways to update your look and they are certainly not going to blow the budget.

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3. Keep it simple

When you are shopping on a budget, one of the really important things to remember is; stick to the basics. So, what I mean by that is buying pieces that are solid colors. Patents will be your downfall if you are shopping for pieces on a tight budget.

So if you want to find something that is going to last, look stylish and look like it’s more expensive than it actually is; stick with bold simple block colors. I mean, a black top is fairly indistinguishable if you spent about 15-30k on blacktop or 2k. Sometimes it’s really hard to tell the difference.

If you stick to really basic block colors, you can really get away with a whole lot more and people won’t know you’ve only spent a few nairas on a top or some clothing as opposed to spending a whole lot on a designer piece.

So, stick with those real bold simple colors.

4. Keep it classic

What I mean by keeping it classic is, looking for pieces that don’t have too much detail. For instance, if you are looking for a new handbag and you want to save big time, choose a bag that has simple lines.

You don’t want a bag with too much hardware or tousled detailing because it’s these things that will give away the bag. What I mean by that, these details do look cheaper if you are not spending as much on a bag

So, keep it really simple. The same applies to clothes, you don’t want to choose pieces that have got lots of frills, plates or a lot of detailing. High-end designers struggle to get to these pieces to fit well, so high street labels are going to struggle even more.

So steer clear of really fancy pieces and just stick with classic simple lines and classic simple pieces when you are shopping on a budget.

5. Consider Customizing

Another thing to consider is customizing the clothes you already own. One of the hottest trends is patched clothing. What I mean by that is denim jackets and shirts with multiple patches on them.

Now you don’t have to be a DIY queen to be able to customize perhaps an old denim jacket or denim shirt that’s actually in your wardrobe now.

So thanks for reading. To check out the remaining tips and tricks, you can go to my blog.

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