Will you buy a t-shirt worth $9 from a shop like Forever 21 or buy the same looking thing from Tommy Hilfiger at $40? Does one’s fashion really rely on the prices or there is more?
Certainly only blowing your budget doesn’t make you look fashionable. Just a few smart tricks and choices can make you like a fashion diva.
Here are some real modish hacks and tips to look fashionable on a budget and stand out in the crowd.
1. Choose your style
Everyone differs in their fashion tastes. It varies from person to person, so it doesn’t matter that you’re a little different than your friends. But you need to know on which category you fall into.
So it’s really not possible to look fashionable without knowing what style you like the most or prefer the most. If you stay indecisive about this, then you will end up buying different categorical things not going along with each other and waste lots of money.
So, as a girl, you have to make a choice. What suits your personality and style? Is it more like Audrey Hepburn and Kate Winslet type or Kardashians and Paris Hilton type?.
As for boys, you may consider Jimi Hendrix vs David Gandy.
Once you have chosen your style, the task will become easier for you.
2. Don’t go too cheap or break your bank
Being fashionable doesn’t mean being brand-conscious. It also doesn’t mean filling your wardrobe with whatever you find.
Here, you need to make the balance. Take things from places like Forever 21, Zara, Asos etc. where they offer a bit more affordable and fashionable stuff rather than going for top brands which are too pricey.
There are many who keeps a set of pricey clothes for special occasions and affordable ones for regular use. But remember, clothes are not just for fashion, decent ones also make you confident. So, make sure to refresh your wardrobe.
It’s never a good idea to buy the cheapest things and fill the closet!
3. Select the right fabric
The perfect pick of fabric is one of the most important steps. If you are fighting with your budget and going for less expensive stuff, then always take a note of the fabric.
Not all fabric gives an elegant look. You need to choose the right one. For example, silk, cotton, tweed, and fabrics like linen gives you an uplifting look.
Don’t forget to give a trial of your clothes and check they are comfortable! See through clothes may make you uncomfy so give that fabric a proper look.
Last but not least, choose fabrics according to the weather of your location.
4. Go for neutrals
To be a fashionista, nothing can beat neutral color clothes. Neutral means buying more classic and timeless colors for example full black, white, peach or skin color clothes.
Avoid buying dresses/t-shirts with big logos and arts. Have more than one neutral color dresses. They just go along with anything, and you can shuffle your clothing more with these.
Moreover, neutral color will give you the most minimal and aesthetic way of dress up. These have no complicated patterns and pairs up with everything.
5. Online shopping
Nowadays there are uncountable online shopping stores which sell fashionable clothes. Reaching out to online stores will always help you when you are stumbling with budgets.
Online websites help you to compare clothes and give unlimited choices with various prices. There are seasonal sales, discount coupon sales, designer sample sales and what not.
6. Keep a Steamer/Iron
Never-ever go out in a dress which is fussy and not-ironed. Remember this will always ruin your style no matter how much you spend on it.
If you feel lazy to iron or steam your dress every time, then pick up clothes which won’t be needed to iron. Wearing wrinkled clothes is just rude.
Don’t hesitate to buy accessories for more elegant looks. Always embrace accessories and welcome them in your closet.
Accessories not only make you look great but also expensive. A good choice of jewelry, belt, watches, shades, purses or bags always works great.
If you are wearing a plain skin colored t-shirt, then you can always wear a neck piece and a watch of gold color and make your look more expensive. For boys, a branded watch and a good choice of a belt will work more than enough.
Remember when it comes to accessories; you can lift up your budget a bit more because these are timeless, they will never rot in your closet but be always usable.
8. Make one signature style
Using the budget and buying stuff in the best way was the first part only. You will get to look fashionable only when you’ll use them cleverly.
To upgrade your fashion game more, pick one thing from your closet which you love the most. It could be a watch, necklace, hair piece, belt, designer shoes or anything.
So, next time whenever you will go out, always wear those regularly. And make sure to have a bit more versatile collections of that one chosen stuff. You can invest some extras on that too.
This is how you get a signature look and people will know you via this!
9. Follow fashion influencers
The more trendy you are, the more fashionable your look is. This is just a regular thought by general people.
Trends in fashion is an important thing. Fashion influencers not only compile all the trendy looks but also give a vivid timeline of classy looks.
So don’t forget to follow all these influencers. Catch them up in all social media platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
You will never run out of fashion ideas and get more interesting tips and tricks of fashion.
If you’ve come this far then you’ve probably realized that wearing brands and being fashionable are two different things. A budget can never be a hindrance to be more fashionable. Know your closet and yourself more and stand out as a fashionista!
Stepheny is a content writer at FeedFond. A foodie at heart, she loves channeling her inner Nigella Lawson and coming up with delicious dishes. Read more of her articles at FeedFond.com.