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How To Look Fashionable On A Low Budget by Mcrun: 6:23pm On Feb 03, 2016
When you think of fashion icons, celebrities and people in the world of high fashion immediately come to mind, yes?

If there’s one thing these people have in common, it’s lots of love for fashion. And of course, lots of money to fund it.

So where does that leave the rest of the world?

Well, you simply find ways to express your style in ways that don’t hurt your pocket. Want in?

Here’s how you go about it:

1. Don’t spend money on clothing items you can’t afford.

You’re probably thinking “Obviously!”. Well, by the time you find yourself seriously considering buying a suit (six times your salary!) all because you LOVE the fit and your friends say you look so nice, don’t say you weren’t warned. Unless it’s for a special occasion which you saved for, then it’s perfectly acceptable.

2. Buy quality staples.

That means investing properly in the clothes you’ll probably be wearing in the next 5 years. These staples differ based on personal style and lifestyle. For example, if you work in a more corporate environment, you should invest in quality work wear.
Don’t invest in any thing less than top of the line quality because in the long run, cheap clothes are more expensive. Which leads us to…

3. Don’t invest a lot of money in trends.

We’re not saying you should buy fake clothing items. We’re saying that you don’t need to buy top quality items that you’ll probably get tired of eventually and wonder why you spent so much on.

4. Keep your eyes and ears open for sales.

Full quality for half the price? Why not? Just be careful what you buy in the name of getting a “good deal”.

5. Choose quality and affordability over brand (name).

Yes, you look absolutely breathtaking in the Michael Kors dress. No, you can’t afford it. However, there’s a high quality affordable no-name dress that you equally look breathtaking in. Our advice? Take the no-name dress. Your pocket will thank you later.

6. Don’t look down on secondhand clothes and accessories.

Fact: If those clothing items could last that long, they’re probably original.

You could get some of the best deals when secondhand shopping. Plus, there are actually a lot of secondhand designer items out there. Just make sure the clothes are still at the beginning of their life-span.

7. Take care of your clothes.

This might seem trivial but it’s actually very important. After acquiring quality clothes and accessories that you love and suit your taste, you need to maintain them. Not maintaining them means more money being spent to replace them prematurely. This could be easily avoided with some extra care.

Now, armed with these seven tips, go out there and make us proud by looking all high fashion-ish without having empty pockets.

Do you have any extra tips? Let us know in the comments, we’d like to know your thoughts.

Source: http://runstripe.com/how-to-look-fashionable-on-a-low-budget/

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