Almost everybody now is on the saving mode. What can they do? They are already feeling the after effects of the downturn of the economy. Now, instead of hanging out in the malls and scouring for the best finds, people even teenagers are, busily finding ways to save money. With the economic crunch, it seems that being a miser is actually something to be applaud of. Recession has actually become a fad.
But you don’t have to feel poor or look poor even while finding ways to save money. In fact, you can actually still look glamorous even while minding the budget. Here are some of the ways that you can save money while still looking fab.
1. Scour your closet
It’s not true that you need a lot of clothes in order to have a lot of outfits. The smart and stylish person will be able to work around 10 items of clothing and accessories and create more than 20 different looks from them. You just need to use your imagination and layer the clothes that you already have to create new looks. For instance, a really long skirt can actually be used as a tube dress. You just add a belt. A long-sleeve shirt can actually be worn as a loose jacket. It all depends on your own sense of style. So the next time you are tempted to buy a new blouse, check your closet mentally and you’ll realize that you don’t need it after all.
2. Buy from thrift shops
One of the best kept secret of stylists and fashionistas is these thrift shops. You will find a lot of clothes and accessories that are cheap but nevertheless great to wear. If you are lucky, you will even find clothes that have never been worn or those with designer labels that some people have grown tired of. These thrift shops offer vintage clothing that will not only be unique but also good for your budget. You just need to be patient in looking and must develop the eye for details.
3. Rework old clothes
If you need a new piece that will add some oomph to your wardrobe, you don’t need to buy a new one. You can just take your old clothes and rework them into the kinds that you can wear. For instance, if you have a faded jean skirt that you feel have already aged, try putting some patches on or maybe a ribbon trimming for that boho or grunge vibe. Using your old shorts, add some straps and sew the edges and you have with you a great new bag that you can wear when malling. That way, you will have a new style in your closet without really breaking the budget.
One way to save money by resisting the urge to buy new clothes is to make sure that what you have in your closet is worthy to wear outside. But what if most of your clothes are not as glamorous as you would have liked? Accessorize. Accessories will change a look of your clothes in an instant. A casual outfit for instance can be worn to a party by using the right accessories. The same goes with a simple LBD. You can even wear the same dress to different parties without anyone noticing that they are the same.
The secret darling is in the way you use the accessories.