How to be fashionable on a low budget.

Hey there! If you are reading this, then it’s a given that you don’t have money to splurge leisurely; so do I. Spending hard earned money on designer and expensive things has never been  on my list ever, because I could do many other things with that than buying things that I am going to throw one day. For looking stylish and fashionable, it’s not necessary to make a big hole in your pocket.

So, how to get that cool look within a budget, and rock your inexpensive clothes like a Fashionista? I tell you how!

 

  • JACKET – AN EVERGREEN TREND!

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Be it your plain boring tee, or unwaxed hands, layer and cover it up with a denim jacket or plain shrug!Buy a denim jacket with a washed out look, and opt for a lighter color.Shrugs are also available in different designs, and length. There are waist length and knee length shrugs available at decent and reasonable prices.Invest in cool, casual blazers if you want to look a bit formal, yet stylish.

 

  • SCARF AND STOLE – TO SPICE UP THE DULL LOOK

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If you are a Mumbai girl, you do know local trains are the best place to find a good quality scarf for just 50 bucks. Scarfs and stoles have never been expensive anyway, and there are varieties to choose from. Scarfs with pom poms are quite popular now days; do grab them!Wrap a scarf around your neck the way to like, and spice up the otherwise dull and plain look.

 

  • SUNGLASESS  –  TO GLAMORISE YOUR FACE.

 

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 Many of us tend to buy glares that don’t really complement our face, and we end up looking weird instead of stylish. Before buying them, you can always google out what size would compliment your face type. There are plenty of articles on them.You can buy them at your nearest optician, as they tend to have more good quality, yet inexpensive ones. If quality is not your concern, then you can shop at famous spots like sarojini nagar, link road etc. Sunglasses not only protect your eyes, they add the glamour  quotient as well! Aviators are the most popular ones; they sit well with everything and on everyone!

 

  • SLING BAG –  VERSATILE AND EASY TO CARRY

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From all the other bags, a sling bag is much recommended. You can wear it with ethnic as well as casual wear. Buy a brown, sand color, or a black one, and you are ready to rock every look. Sling bags are easy to carry around, and available at very cheap rates for a good quality one.

 

  • STATEMENT NECKPIECE – ACCESSORIZE THE DULLNESS

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 When the dress is simple, and nothing seems to help brighten it up, always accessorize it. Invest in a classy and statement neckpiece. Nothing in the world can amp up the style game than a statement neckpiece. You can pair it up with a plain black LBD, or wear it under the collar of your plain shirt. Skip wearing big earrings, or wear tiny beads as you don’t want to look like a jewelry shop on display; let the neckpiece have all the attention

 

  • BLACK PUMPS – TO TAKE YOUR STYLE A NOTCH HIGHER

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Buy shoes that you can wear with any clothing. I know, every look got to have a different shoe, but there are “universal” shoes available that sits with everything, and what’s better than black pumps! Buy a pair of reasonably prices black pumps, or peep-toes from your nearby shoe shop rather than buying branded and expensive one’s.

 

  • KURTA AND BELT

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When a simple and humble kurta seems to bore you, make it your one piece and ditch your leggings. Be sure to wear a brown belt with it; the look would turn out cool.

 

  • DASH OF KOHL AND MATTE LIPSTICK

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It’s completely okay if you don’t wear any foundation, concealer, and all that stuff, but never skip kajal and lipstick. Your eyes and your lips are the first thing people notice, and they speak aloud about your personality. Choose a lipstick, that goes well with everything. Always prefer nudes, peach, for sober looks, and when you feel to go bold, red and fushia are the go-to colors. Prefer matte or cream lipstick over the glossy or satin one.

 

  • CONFIDENCE – SO THAT EVEN SIMPLE LOOKS STYLISH

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Yes, girls! Confidence charms people like nothing else. Be comfortable in whatever you wear and carry it around with confidence. Be simple if you like, you don’t need to be stylish and fit into a space you are not comfortable in. Make your confidence win everyone, and it don’t even cost a penny.

 

Some quick points to remember:

  • To shop within budget, we should always buy things that we can pair it up with different clothing.
  • Also, make sure that you have a right size bra that fits you properly, otherwise no look would seem to be in place. 
  • Invest in a good quality  skin fit jeans that fits you comfortably like your second skin. Every tee, top, shirt will look fabulous on it.
  • Do smart shopping, and hone your bargaining skills; quality can be bought at a cheaper rate too.

 

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jeet sandhu

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Just an ordinary girl with truck loads of interest in everything that revolves around fashion, make up, cosmetics. Books are my best friends and in my leisure time you will mostly see me reading a brand new novel! There's much more to me but this space is too less to contain!

55 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I love the kurta, with our without the belt. That blue is such a rich and vibrant color. I also think that a statement piece like a necklace is key to set off an outfit. Thanks for sharing your tips.

    1. I wear assymetric kurta with a belt as a one piece; on occasions I wear it with leggings. :p
      I love to experiment with my clothes.

  2. I like all these ideas. I really need to get a statement necklace. Mine are all pretty simple. I also need new sunglasses!

    1. Yes, you should definitely get a statement necklace, nothing accentuates a simple look like it does. And buy sunglasses that suits your face. You can google it out and decide on one.

  3. A nice piece of statement jewelry can go a long way in making an outfit look more expensive. Nice suggestions here.

    1. You are so like me, then! 🙂 Splurging on unwanted things is not my cup of tea, if I can invent a new look by pairing and combining.

  4. I love me a good jacket! Jean, leather or maybe just a cardigan but I love them! These are great ideas too.

    1. I love shrugs more as they can be worn in any season. I usually refrain from denim jackets during summers, otherwise I love them too.

  5. I personally have tons of scarves and neckpieces which I mix and match with the rest of wardrobe to create cool outfits for myself. This was a useful article

  6. I think if you step out of the house with a pair of nice sunglasses and a thin, long scarf, you’re set for the day. Thanks for the other ideas.

  7. Love the ideas here! One of my favorite tricks is definitely the statement necklace. If only I could wear heels without killing my feet, I would do that, too!

    1. I am happy that you liked them. Many have loved the neckpiece hack, so do I. It’s completely okay if you can’t wear heels, try flat peep toes; that works too.

  8. Great points and confidence is on the top of the list for me. I love scarves too. And that belt on kurta is a good idea.

    1. I am glad that you liked it. Kurta and belt is my self made combination, you can try them. It does look fun, but make sure you choose assymetric kurta or the one that is sewn all around the edges. Don’t choose a kurta with slits on the sides, that definitely can’t be worn as a one piece.

    1. Thank you so much. You are right, one doesn’t need all the money in the world to look fashionable.

  9. I think what you can also do it buy one high end piece, a staple, like a black dress or a nice jacket, and then accessorize it with cheaper pieces to create many different looks. Fashion is so expensive and be such a massive budget. It changes all the time so fast that the moment you get something, you need something else! Great tips though! xx corinne

    1. Yes, you can experiment and pair anything with anything as per your likes. Fashion should never be limited. Break the conventional ways and try new combinations.

  10. Thanks for the tips, I’m always looking for budget friendly ways to up date my wardrobe. I’m a big fan of that bag.

    Lennae xxx

  11. These are great ideas! I need to pick up a jean jacket. I used to have one, but I lost it somewhere. I love them! I always shop on a budget!

  12. I really enjoyed reading this post. These are wonderful ideas. Jean jackets really make outfits “pop”.

    1. I am glad that you enjoyed reading it. Yes, jackets does make a great difference, and they are never going out of trend even in the distant future.

  13. Great advice. My daughters are always looking for ways to save money and still be fashion-forward so this is timely. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Sling bags are always my on the go bags and I love how it helps my outfits more fashionable.I love to mix and match. Great list and ideas too!

  15. HI love styling my boring tshirt with bolero or denim jacket. Heels and accessories also make one look super confident.

  16. That bag looks amazing. I am always with my kids so, I need something stylish and with a lot of space! Great post!!

  17. Great tips! I feel the most important is confidence and smile to rock any outfit. It will enhance your persona and create a signature style!

    1. That’s so sweet of you. I just advice what I do in my real life, so the tips remains practical and achievable enough. 🙂

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