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Building Your Style on a Budget

style on a budget

One of my favorite things is when someone compliments my style. Not just my clothes, but that they like the way I match things together and the “vibe” it gives. Another favorite thing is not spending a lot of my money on clothes. So, I have figured out many tips and tricks to grow your style on a budget. 

1. Choose classic over trendy items. 

I always choose a piece of clothing that has been “in style” for a long time over any item that is trendy. The classic items are better because you will get your money’s worth out of them; trendier pieces you tend stop wearing sooner. Also, when you look back at pictures you will be glad that you didn’t join in with certain trends! 

2. Shop second-hand clothes.

If there is a piece of clothing or accessory that I want really bad, but it is priced way higher than I would ever spend, I like to try and find it gently used or on sale. A good website that I shop on a lot is ThredUP.

ThredUp is an online consignment shop that has crazy deals on it and carries lots of name brands. For example, this past month there was a dress while I was out shopping that was cute. I looked at this price tag and saw it was $355 so I immediately set it right back down. About a week later, I was looking on ThredUp and found the same dress, new with tags, for only $40! There are also a lot of Instagram accounts that sell gently used clothing for good prices. So, if you are wanting more expensive items or brand names, but not wanting to spend a crazy amount of money, definitely start looking for second-hand clothing deals! 

3. Stick to one style or vibe.

Another way to save money while trying to grow your closet is to stick to one style. Personally, my style could be described as simple/neutral with a pop of color. I try and wear plain things, but then choose one part of my outfit to be more fun or sassy. All of my clothing pieces “go together” a lot more than they would if I wore random outfits every day. For example, tonight for dinner I wore jean shorts, a cheetah print belt, and a tucked-in white shirt. I wore the white shirt yesterday with a skirt, and today it looked like a completely new outfit! By finding your own style and sticking to it, you are guaranteed to get more use out of all your clothing.

Now that you have some tips on how to be in style on a budget, here are some more fashion tips from GirlSpring!


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