The thing about fashion trends is that they come and go. So unless your budget knows no limits, buying new clothes every season may not be a viable option for you. For fashionistas that are pinching pennies, here are a few tips to help you stay stylish without breaking the bank.
Accessorize – A great way to appear on top of cutting edge trends without spending a fortune is to style with accessories; this spring stock up on classic add-ons like belts, bangles and stylish, discount sunglasses. By pairing plain, bright, separates that you already own with eye-catching accessories you go from drab to fab without compromising your budget. Try taking last spring’s maxi dress and opting to accessorize with a wrap-around belt. If you want to make a statement, bangles are relatively inexpensive, and piling them on will give you the bohemian look that was all-the-rage on the runways.
Plain Jane – As stated earlier, you can get stylish looks for cheap by recycling fashion that leans more on the minimalistic side. These basic tops, dresses and skirts will always keep you in fashion. By investing in classic pieces, there won’t be a need to buy new clothing every year. Ultimately, basics mean labels don’t matter, and you can work on accessorizing accordingly. Match a plain top with high-waisted shorts or wide leg trousers for a fun day look, or a sheer maxi dress with layered bangles for a fun evening look.
You’re a Shoe-In – Good thing for you 70s fashion is back. Clogs, platforms and wedges are everywhere this spring, so instead of shopping at high-priced department stores, hit up a local vintage shop and get one-of-a-kind looks that girls will be pining over. Back then it was all about quality over quantity, so whatever you spend on these throwback shoes you know they’re meant to last.
So before you spend your paycheck on expensive department store looks, think about how you can achieve those runway styles for cheap. By accessorizing with a few basic pieces and scouring vintage shops for classic gear that is once again in fashion, you will look good without spending tons of cash. Getting the perfect look this spring doesn’t mean designer labels, it simply means taking time to shop around and know your options.
About the author: Jenni Sunde is a freelance fashion writer and pop culture junkie, Jenni specializes in all things lifestyle-related. From home design to health and beauty, she loves sharing her thoughts about anything and everything. Her title pegs her as an editor at a website that specializes in providing people with information about careers in fashion, but her passion leads her into writing with a little more substance and a lot of heart.