A low budget is no reason not to buy high-end fashion
Don’t let a small fashion budget discourage you from loving fashion and getting high-end items. Also believe me that buying high-end fashion equals style. Personal style is the mix of the items you have in your wardrobe. Thus, consider your wardrobe as a collection and edit it like a curator.Wearing expensive clothes doesn't mean being stylish. Click To Tweet
Like a museum always looks for excellent pieces, to add to their collection, you should look for high-end fashion to add to your collection of clothes. Of course, we can’t spend $1000 or more on a lust item. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get it.
How to buy high-end fashion on a low fashion budget
Here are 5 tips to look fabulous on a budget and get the items you lust for. My OOTD is an example of items that I got using the strategy listed below.
- Become a budget master. If you like something and you can’t get it off your mind, save for it. For instance, swearing off your daily latte for a month saves you about $90, not to mention a lot of calories. Ask the sales person how many they have in your size and whether the item sells well. This in formation let’s you assess how much time you have. If you have not spent this month’s clothes budget and the next month is close up, combine the money and don’t buy anything the next month.
- Like all things in life, getting great clothes on the cheap means efforts. One has to learn how to shop consignment and thrift shops like a pro. Often these stores have perfect, barely worn clothes, one could not afford first hand. Thrifting or consigning is also good for the environment as you recycle and reduce waste.
- Speaking of first hand clothes, a thing that cannot be emphasized enough is the importance to learn shopping for fashion. Identify brands that fit you perfectly, stores that offer clothes that fit you best. Find out their sales and clearance schedule and mark your calendar. When the sale/clearance goes up … participate on the first day!
- Get an account on eBay, and learn how to shop and bit on eBay.
- Make high-low cost part of your signature style. You don’t need an outfit in just one designer. Actually, it would look like you bought it that way, in other words, not very creative. The mix of low price and more expensive is so much more individual. Thus, stay on the ball!
Top of the World Style linkup-party
The link that was most viewed was by Jess from Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. There is something to red heads with shades of red and orange. The OOTD I would love to be able to wear was by Allison from Sydney Fashion Hunter. She looks lovely in pastel.
Now let’s get the party going. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.
To get a reminder for the next Top of the World Style party you can sign up here:
What is your budget challenge when shopping for the style you want? Have you already tried to shop at conseignment and/or thrifting stores? What’s your experience? Let me know by email, I am curious.
You may be also interested in reading how to save time when browsing a thrift store.
Get the support, and tips to dress your best in life. Subscribe to High Latitude Style. Deep inside you know when I can do it you can do it too.
Photos: G. Kramm
© 2013-2018 Nicole Mölders | All rights reserved