Stylish, enviable and cheap. These are three of the biggest factors in any Holy Grail clothing item. If only we could always show up looking good without breaking the bank.
Well, in many ways, it’s a lot more achievable than most people think. There are so many ways to show up looking good. But if you put in some work and develop your own aesthetic and fashion sense, it isn’t that difficult. Not only will you save a ton of hard-earned money to spend on other things in life, but you will also stand out from the pack who all flock to the same few items from the same few companies.
How exactly can you start looking good on a budget? Glad you asked. While there are many options and strategies, you can get started and make a lot of headway quickly with the following four tips.
1. Focus on Colors
One way to start looking good on a budget is to put together a great outfit by making a loud, interesting statement with colors. Even a simple pair of jeans with a bright yellow sweater can make an impact. And if you want to take it up a notch, throw on a belt in a complementary color or sneakers that give off a distinct vibe. When you take control of colors, you don’t have to rely on expensive brand names to end up looking good. You are the one deciding how the world sees you — not some famous designer with a known name.
2. Choose Classic Patterns
You can achieve similar effects with patterns as well. There is a reason why classics like checks, stripes, and flannel never go out of style. Not only are they always available (often for cheap), but incorporating these styles into your day-to-day wear can help you look timeless. So, while everyone else is chasing the same summer or winter trend — and essentially all looking the same — you can do something simple and look like a golden age Hollywood starlet.
3. Go For Versatility
An expensive jacket is great, but you probably can’t wear it all year long. I mean, you don’t want to wear the same coat all the time, and it always gives off the same vibe. So, how many times will you wear it per year? And when you divide the $500 price tag by 30 days? That’s a lot. Instead, look for versatility. The right jeans, for example, can be dressed up or down. And items like sexy lingerie or camisoles can serve you very well in the bedroom, add confidence to any outfit even when it’s unseen, or become a glamorous top beneath a denim jacket or bulky knit sweater.
4. Find the Best Deal
Particularly when it comes to basics, you can usually find them cheaper. Indeed, it can be fun to go to a store and walk out with a bag full of new fun in hopes of looking good. And with some items, it makes sense to try stuff on to see how it looks in person. But for many items, you can find much better prices online. This applies to even the basics — and the return process of most of the best e-sellers means there is no risk. Now, given everything happening in 2020, it only makes more sense (and saves cents!) to order as much as you can online. Especially if you are interested in looking good on a budget!
Looking Good at Any Price
Anyone can arrive looking good and feeling fine in a $1,200 dress. That doesn’t take anything more than a credit card. But can you look better than everyone else in the room in an outfit that costs under $100 head to toe?
It is possible; you just need to focus on the right things. Look for colors and patterns that make the perfect summer outfit. Praise versatility in all your purchases. And buy anything you can online where savings are easiest to find.
Once you start down this path, it can become a challenge. But, in no time, you’ll become better and better at looking great for less — and prouder and prouder to show off your style to the world.