On a Budget Styling
With the growth of platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, we’ve got more outfit inspiration from bloggers and celebrities than ever before. And while we love being inspired by stylish women, most of us unfortunately don’t have a never ending bank balance that allows us to buy a new outfit for every day. On a limited budget, it can sometimes seem impossible to look as stylish as all the #OOTDs we see, but we’re here to let you in on some style secrets. It is possible to do all your shopping at the usual suspects like H&M, Zara and Asos (as well as your own wardrobe!) whilst still having a super luxe feel to your looks.. And here’s how…
When on a limited budget, one of the best ways to ensure you always look stylish is to get your basics right. A pair of jeans, white shirt, little black dress.. These items form the basis of your wardrobe so making sure you have basics that you love and fit well will mean you always have a classic but chic look to fall back on.
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise!! Whether it’s a statement necklace or stacking rings, a beautiful accessory doesn’t need to cost a lot, but can have a huge impact on elevating the look of your outfit.
Sticking to a monochromatic colour scheme immediately makes your outfit look more expensive, so this is a definite must when on a limited budget. Darker colours especially hide any tell tale signs of being a high street buy.
A great styling trick when you’re on a budget is to add some texture to your look. Whether it’s faux fur, fringing or some ruffles, this simple addition adds an extra element to your look, so you look fab even in your go-to look.
Your shoes and bag can be one of the biggest giveaways that your on a budget. For your bag, stick to simple styles with minimal embellishment and when it comes to shoes, faux suede looks much more expensive than faux leather. Make sure to keep these items in good condition, even if they were a bargain find!