With the credit crunch upon us, the female dilemma is how to stay fashionable on a budget. You can do so by trying out some fashion tips that let you show your fashion sense but also keeps you within a budget. Believe it or not, to be fashionable, you need not spend a fortune; you can be fashionable even within a limited budget.
The cheapest way to look fashionable is to wear matching accessories with your outfits to give an instant different look. Accessories like earrings, beaded necklaces and bracelets are easily available at cheap prices. Buy accessories that can go with multiple colour dresses.
Get fashion magazines see what’s in fashion now. Make a list of the details in the original and then go to regular shops (not brands) and pick some clothes that match your finds. But first check what you already have in your wardrobe. Make sure that you can wear every item on that list with at least 3 other garments in your wardrobe to achieve new looks. This will ensure maximum price per wear for every item you buy.
When you enter a shop, look around. Identify your budget and a list of what you actually need before hitting the shops. DO NOT go shopping without a list as you can easily lose focus and convince yourself that you something that you don’t.
Do not get fake knock off designer brands as it shows that they are fake. They can be spotted from a mile away and really cheapen your image.
Plain neutral coloured shirts, a good pair of flattering jeans, simple knee-length skirts, simple jackets and a good quality handbag are examples of wardrobe staples that will never go out of style. The idea should be to build up your wardrobe by spending more on great staples that will last and use cheaper shops for this seasons fashion updates. Cheap clothing shops have a place in every woman’s wardrobe. However, it should not consume the entire wardrobe! Cheap clothing shops are great for updating your look quickly and cheaply. However in order to remain looking chic, they need to be mixed and matched with quality items. Because the cheap clothes often lack quality, this means they won’t look great after been worn a few times.
Women who look after their clothes always look more stylish and groomed. Look after your clothes by reading and following the washing labels. They are there for a reason so stick to them. Dry clean as little as possible as it can strip fabrics of their natural sheen. Iron and hang garments up properly. Everything should be ready to wear that’s hanging in your wardrobe. All your clothes will remain looking new for so much longer and look more expensive.
Get your money’s worth and get your money back. eBay is a great source for buying and selling clothes. You can always find great deals if you search around, and if you take good care of your own clothes, you’ll find a market for them as well.
If you find something you like in a designer shop, look online and see if you can get a cheaper price by buying it from the designer directly.
Go through your wardrobe and check each item. Could it be updated with a little sewing? Does it need shortening or straightening? Does it need new buttons or ribbon? Add some embellishments to bring it up to date? Repair those broken stitches and fallen hems.
Organize your friends and have a clothes swapping party. Get your friends and all their friends to bring along the clothes they don’t wear, no longer fit or don’t know why they bought and have a rummage! Include shoes and handbags. Add a few bottles of wine and enjoy a girl’s night in together.