Oh boy, I can’t believe a few days ago it was sunny and warm and now it’s snowing. I wanted to enjoy autumn a little longer, but after these snowy days, all the beautiful rusty fallen leaves will be gone. Bye bye autumn, see you next year. On a much happier note, I thought of bringing an interesting topic on the blog today: how to look fashionable on a budget.
First things first, define your personal style. Start by browsing on Pinterest, Instagram, online magazines, blogs etc for inspiration, find out what kind of outfits and colors you like best and then create a Pinterest board with the outfits that peeked your attention. Defining your style comes with a lot of benefits, you will find yourself spending less and shopping wiser. That translates into no more impulsive buying.
My second tip is to keep an eye on sales. Check out seasonal sales, vintage shops or shopping outlets. Do your research, find out where you can find great vintage shops in your city and start hunting. You will be surprised of how many hidden gems you can find in there. I scored a pair of pre-owned genuine leather trousers in an excellent condition for no more than 11 EUR. Isn’t that crazy?! Other than that, vintage stores are a great place to find unique accessories or designer items.
As for sales and outlets, you should keep an eye on those too. Call me cheap, but most of my clothes were bought on sales. I’m not really into paying full price for fast fashion clothing. Can easily get them on sales for half the price of even less. For instance, the outfit I’m wearing today cost me 49 EUR. So who says you have to go broke in order to look fashionable? The sweater was 7 EUR and the skirt cost around 15 EUR. Already wore both of them multiple times and I’m planning on rewearing them in a lot more outfits. As for the trench coat, I found it on sales for 27 EUR and it comes as a great alternative to the classic beige trench coat. Love a good neutral tone trench coat, but this one is a game changer.
The final tip is to ask yourself before buying an item to find at least five ways of wearing it. If you can’t come up with 5 outfit ideas, then it’s not worth getting that item. I used to shop a lot more before opening the website, but with time I started being more selective and the 5 outfits rule helped a lot. If you follow these three easy tips, you should be able to save up more and buy things that you actually need and like. Mix and match as much as you can and try to make the most out of your wardrobe. xx
I’m wearing: H&M sweater (similar here) | Topshop skirt (similar here) | Zara trench coat (similar here) | Gucci sneakers (here) | Prada bag (similar here)
How to look fashionable on a budget
Photography by: Ionel Birsan
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