You might feel otherwise after flipping through your favorite fashion magazines each month, but it is completely possible to dress stylishly without immersing yourself in severe debt. If you have caviar dreams yet a cheese and cracker budget, these frugal fashion suggestions will come in handy and no one will be the wiser!
1. Purchase Classic Wardrobe Staples in Basic Colours
2. Think Quality over Quantity
If you purchase one or two high-quality dresses or shirts rather than six or seven cheap ones, your clothes will last longer, fade less, and look better on you. Cheap clothes are cheap for a reason. They are cheaply made and wear out or fall apart quickly.
3. Use Accessories to Completely Alter the Look of any Outfit
4. Always Purchase Clothes that Fit
Even though some clothes may need to be taken in or shortened by a tailor to fit you properly, always resist the urge to buy an outfit that is too small simply because you are on a diet and determined to fit into it “one day.” Likewise, avoid buying or hanging on to clothes that are too big on you. Wearing clothes that fit is the best way to look good no matter what size you are. Cramming into too-tight pants or sporting a too-loose shirt will do more harm than good.
5. Do not Turn Your Nose up at Thrift Stores
You do not have to break out the credit cards or forgo paying your rent in order to have a nice wardrobe. Just remember these five frugal fashion tips the next time you are out shopping!