Fashionista Advice: How To Look Your Best When You’re on a Budget
When you can’t get enough of fashion, reading the price tags on your favorite celeb’s designer dresses can be enough to break your style-savvy heart. However, even if you’re not raking in the same amount of cash as Kim Kardashian or Rihanna, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress like the fashionista you know you are.
With these five budget-friendly fashion tips, you can transform your wardrobe into a star-studded collection without breaking the bank.
End-of-season sales are the perfect time to pick up expensive pieces at a discount. For example, if you’re in the market for a gorgeous angora sweater, the time to buy it is just before summer hits. It might be frustrating to put your cozy new sweater away for six months, but you’ll be praising your foresight when winter rolls around. Classic black boots are another great item to pick up off-season, as you can guarantee they’ll still be in fashion when the mercury drops.
Shop flash sales
Flash sales are one of the best-kept secrets of shopping on a budget. As you can see from Beyond the Rack’s designer-filled Twitter feed, brands like Louis Vuitton don’t have to be out of your reach! Due to the huge discounts on luxury lines, you really have to keep your finger on the pulse to make the most of flash sales. The hottest designer items sell out fast, so check sales sites regularly—and sign up to receive email alerts—so you don’t miss out on the best deals.
Don’t forget thrift shops
A fashionista should never eschew charity or thrift shops. Believe it or not, they’re often filled with forgotten designer gems that are just waiting to be discovered by fashion-forward women like you. For the best finds, target thrift shops in wealthy areas, where residents are more likely to have donated high-end and luxury items. Thrift shops aren’t just good for picking up designer items; they’re also fantastic for finding beautiful vintage pieces that can add real character to any outfit.
Embrace statement accessories
You can make any outfit look more fashionable with a few well-planned accessories. Just look at some of your favorite celebrities on Instagram. Often you’ll notice them rocking a plain white tee and jeans with a pair of statement sunglasses or a quirky cap to dress things up. No one’s going to notice that your tee is from Target not Yeezy when they’re looking at your super-glam handbag or secretly thrifted Manolo Blahniks. Scarves, belts and gloves can also inject new life into outfits you’ve worn many times before.
Sell your old clothes
It can be difficult for a fashionista to downsize her wardrobe. However, as your style changes and develops, you’re bound to have a few pieces in the closet that you know you’ll never wear again. As a fashion-forward woman, it’s your duty to pass on that dress or coat to someone who’ll love it as much as you did. Selling your old faves on eBay or other auction sites will give you some more cash to invest in replacement pieces that will keep your wardrobe fresh.
Being a fashionista doesn’t have to break the bank. By taking advantage of online sales and knowing which pieces of clothing are truly worth investing in, you can build up a designer collection that any influencer would be proud to get her hands on!