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Looking stylish is something that most of us aim for, however, fashion can be costly, particularly if you have relatively expensive tastes. Some people will save up for ages in order to buy a handbag, pair of shoes or dress of their dreams, however, for others, those fashion forward choices lead to them taking out a short-term loan or a payday loan. Not exactly the best approach to take.
With this in mind we have put together our budget fashionista guide, how you can make sure that you master style, whilst always sticking to your budget.
We all have items in our wardrobe that we know are past their best, whether it is that they are out of style, or whether they have a little wear and tear. Rather than resigning ourselves that they need to be thrown away, you will be pleased to know that you can, relatively easily in fact, breathe new life into those old garments.
But where do you start? Pimping your clothes might not be something that comes naturally to you, particularly if you are not usually a crafty or creative person. Thankfully, the internet might just have the guidance and help that you need.
There are so many great resources for those who want to pimp up their old clothes, which include video tutorials and craft projects. So, why not take a look at them and see if you can find the answer to styling your wardrobe the low-cost way.
From time to time we may find ourselves looking at items that our friends and family have, thinking to ourselves that we would love to have them in our own wardrobe. What you may not realise is that they might be thinking exactly the same thing. This is where a swap shop is a great idea. Swap shops allow you to take your no longer wanted items and then swap them with someone else for something that they no longer want.
Not only do you get something that is new to you, as do they, but you also don’t have to pay a single penny. You also get to give your wardrobe a clean out too, and de-cluttering is something that plenty of us could do with doing.
As more and more people are realising how great second-hand clothes and accessories can be, there are more and more sales sites popping up online. One of the biggest in the world has to be eBay, where you will find a real treasure trove of different things, however, they are not alone, and you can also check out places such as Gumtree for bargains too.
You can also sell your old clothes on these sites too, which means that you can make and then save the money, putting it towards a wardrobe refresh.
Sometimes you just have to brave it and find yourself some new clothes. If this is true for you and you are not a huge fan of shopping online for clothes, then the regular sales that many high street fashion outlets have are going to be perfect for you.
Sales are a great opportunity to get some money off of items that you need. However, you should always approach them with caution, making sure that the low-cost offerings that they have are actually going to save you money. There are lots of tricks and things that retail stores will do in order to encourage you to buy things that are a part of the sale, which might not always save you the money that you hope for.
If you really are short on cash, but feel that things need a change up, then perhaps you could think of ways that you can add to your tried and tested outfits, using things that you already have. Throw a belt or scarf around a dress that you love, but that you don’t wear anymore, or perhaps pin a lovely brooch to a blouse to transform the look. You could even turn ragged jeans into shorts (although that does of course mean that you are going to need to show your legs) or even just think about whether or not a change of necklace or finishing touch could actually go a long way to changing how things look.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways that you can always turn heads with your fashion choices, without ever having to arrange for a pay day loan or a short-term loan. Why not try some of these tips out for yourself and see if you can take a few steps closer to becoming a fully-fledged budget fashionista?