You don’t need a million dollars, or to sell your soul to the devil, to look ~expensive~. You really just need some inspiration and a budget. Seriously! Today we’re sharing our best ‘being a bougie fashionista on a budget’ tips with you! Let’s get started.
Set. A. Budget.
This is the most important tip we have for you. If you don’t have a budget, adding to your wardrobe can quickly turn into a stressful, overwhelming hassle, and you may find yourself getting deeper and deeper into debt, and for what? So figure out what you can spend on your wardrobe and stick to it.
Thrift it Up!
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You had to know that one of our tips is to hit up your local thrift stores, and speaking from experience, make sure you check all of them out because you never know what treasures lie beyond that door. Thrift stores are great places to find nice garments on the big cheap, and if you fancy yourself a brand shopper, this is the place to do it. Be sure to look for rips, stains, pilling, etc. You know the drill.
Shop the Sale Racks
If you have a favorite brick-and-mortar store, odds are that store is going to have a sale rack and you should absolutely check it out. Especially if you’re okay with buying out-of-season items because that’s when you’ll see pieces marked down 70%, sometimes even up to 90% off.
Understand Your Personal Style
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It helps the whole budget thing if you have an idea of what it is you’re shopping for; knowing and understanding your personal style can keep those ‘I’ve had this for a year and the tags are still on it’ pieces from appearing in your closet, which ultimately saves you money.
Incorporate Capsule Pieces
Capsule pieces are phenomenal because they can be worn across many outfits, multiple times. And typically these are pieces that never go out of style so you can hold onto it for as long as the pieces will allow. Take for instance a button-down chambray, this can be worn with black jeans, olive trousers, a wide-leg pant, over dresses, the list goes on and on. Totally a piece worth nabbing.
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Life is short, nab the vintage hot pink coat you saw at the thrift store for $10. Fashion should be fun, not boring and lifeless. So have a little fun with your style, incorporate some bright colors, some bold prints, or even just a funky pair of earrings.