Fashion without Breaking the Bank!

shopping-whats-onAll women enjoy being fashionable and this is a fact, even women who only wear shirts and jeans express their inner FASHIONISTA in their own style, however, many people think that being fashionable means having to be a label-lover and spend thousands and thousands of dollars. True in some instances, but this cannot stop fashion lovers everywhere from being trendy while spending less than the cost of runway fashion.

The key: be fashionable without breaking the bank

  • buying classic pieces
  • mixing and matching outfits
  • bargain stores
  • distinguishing if a buy is a splurge or a steal
  • Sales Shopping

Here are the tips for you to exude casual elegance even on a day-to-day basis while still keeping an ample amount in your savings.

Buy Classic Pieces

One way of saving money is by investing on classic pieces. This may range from tops, pants, shoes and bags.

Cardigans: classic pieces that has always been used throughout the seasons.

Blouses/Shirts/Tops: can be used under so many jackets and sweaters that can change looks and moods.

Dresses: little black dress since it can practically go with anything and can be worn on any occasion.

Pants: Invest in a good pair of black pants since you can pair it up with so many tops.

Bags: invest in bags that have good quality like leather or suede, also opt for a classic design in a color that goes with many outfits like black, brown, grey, taupe or navy.

Avoid investing on items designed to go in and out of season.

Mix and Match

The trick is to know how to mix and match your pieces.

One pair of pants can make at least 10 outfits.

One black, white, brown or grey top can be included with so many outfits, remember you can never go wrong with neutral colors, the reason being is all your apparel can be enhanced with

Chunky/elegant accessories or match it up with heels, wedges or flats and the ultimate handbag to complete your ensemble thus effortlessly giving yourself a winning look!

Splurge or Steal

Being able to categorize items fashion items is a great plus, enabling you to understand the difference between a splurge or a steal; this skill may take time for you to master but with a bit of window shopping experience you will soon be able to identify which items to purchase at high-end, middle class and low-end boutiques.

Once you master the understanding of your materials and know where to find the same quality at a more economical price tag, then you are a certified bargain master until then you remain a splurge master. Use your bargain master power to create your outfits just like how the runway presents them but without burning a hole in your pocket.

Find Those Bargain Stores

We all have that favourite boutique, the one whose style and cut we have grown accustomed to, however, it is healthy to experiment with other stores since our style is ever evolving as we move through the different phases in our lives. Explore and find stores that cater to your fashion personality at competitive prices.

Sales Shopping

For your ease I have shared a link worth reading

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/shopping-smart-at-the-sales-9938851.html

 

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A South African currently living and working in Qatar always striving to contribute towards the “change” where emails will be short, love letters brave and every “thank you” note be hand written! As I move through life, I want to share my experiences - the interesting places I am so fortunate to visit, the amazing people I meet and the profound moments I am blessed with. When I am not working, you can find me watching Pretty Woman or Devdas for the 101th time, I watch obscene amounts of television without a trace of shame, surf the net, visit main stream or boutique hotels, restaurants and street food vendors, specialized coffee shops or the local karak drive through stores, High end stores to 5Riyal stores, Home Interior Stores or drive aimlessly looking for inspiration for my next post, the ultimate photo opportunity or simply write about what captures my imagination.

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