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  • Writer's pictureRoslyn Bazzelle

The Look for Less! How to Look Fashionable On A Budget

Fashion is all about your personal style and how you carry it. They say, “Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway.” Everyone loves to look trendy but sometimes fashion comes with a high price tag. If you want to look absolutely fabulous while still staying on a budget, all you have to do is follow these 6 foolproof tips. Let’s get started!

#1 Show Some Love To Your Whites:

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” –Coco Chanel.

White clothes are the epitome of class and sophistication. Wearing whites can elevate your look in an instant. But make sure your whites always stay white.

#2 A Fabulous Handbag Upgrades Any Look:

Handbags speak louder than words.” –Gigi.

A handbag plays a major role in determining the aura of your overall look. A fabulous trendsetting handbag will add a pop to your outfit which gives you a more fashionable and high end appearance.

#3 Add A Pair Of Neutral Pumps:

“A woman can carry a bag, but it is the shoe that carries a woman.” –Christian Louboutin.

Add a pair of nude or neutral colored pumps to your wardrobe to take it up a notch. Pumps that have a platform and are open toe can be more comfortable and add a more polished look to your overall appearance. In other words, it can instantly make you look classy and fab! Nude shoes can go with any outfit.

#4 Black Is Your Best Friend:

“I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.” –Yves Saint Laurent.

Black goes with everything and is fit for every occasion. It also happens to be my favorite color!! A large section of my closet is ALL black and it never fails when I'm shopping. I always gravitate towards black and in second place comes white :o) Black has the ability to add class, elegance, and confidence to your overall appearance of the without being overwhelming. You can wear black to parties, at home, to work, while traveling, or for casual looks.

#5 Go For The Right Accessories:

“I have always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” –Michael Kors.

Accessories add a finishing touch to any outfit. It is an amazing way to amplify your personality. Add jewelry to accessorize your outfit to perfection. Add a necklace, an elegant ring, and earrings to amp up your appearance instantly. Faux pearls and fashion jewelry is a great way to add to your accessories collection and stay on a budget.

#6 Never forget Your Shades:

“Sunglasses are like eye-shadow, they make everything look younger and pretty.” –Karl Lagerfeld.

Have you ever seen celebrities walk around without shades? No! Because they know the importance of this God sent accessory that can flawlessly replace makeup. Get your hands on a great pair of sunglasses for everyday use to add tons of style and personality to your outfit. You can look equally as stylish in a $30 pair of sunglasses as you will look in a $500 pair. Spend wisely on your accessories and turn heads wherever you go.

Remember, all of your clothing and accessories do not have to be high end to give you the "look of luxury". Spend your money on classic, fabulous and versatile items that can be worn or used multiple times and will maintain their look and value. You can get a lot of amazing staple pieces from Zara or Banana Republic at great price points. Going to outlet stores like Off Fifth and Last Call can also provide great deals on high end brand items. Last, but certainly not least, don't forget to check out all of the current re-sale websites where there are some great finds at amazing prices such as, Tradesy, RealReal or Poshmark. You can look fashionably on point without burning a hole in your wallet, and thank me later!

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