Women’s Style on a Budget: 5 Tips to Look Fashionable
Some people love to shop and the others not so much. But all human beings need to wear clothes. Fashion experts say that you do not need to be rich to look fashionable because there are ways by which you can look great without breaking your bank.
Famous international talents from a top modeling agency in Dubai share five tips to getting fashionable while staying on your budget.
1. Determine what type of fashion you want
Are you a person who would rather spend money on expensive or branded clothes or someone who wants to buy reasonably-priced clothes that are fashionable or on trend?
Practice spending on clothes you love, even when some of them are expensive. Plan to buy nicer clothes, regardless of their price, and resist the impulse for cheap buys. However or how much you spend, remember that quality always pays off in the end.
2. Check Your Wardrobe
Do you tend to accumulate things that you rarely or never use? Now is the time for you to look into your closet.
See the big picture. Check if you have both t-shirts and date-worthy clothes. Also, look into the colors of your clothes. You have plenty of red things, but no blues or yellows? Do not forget to check your footwear as well – do you have ballet flats and Mary Janes, and no sandals?
Do a review. Do you have clothes you never use because they need ironing? From there, you must decide how you want your closet to look. Start going through all your clothes and find what fits your vision and what does not.
It would be a great idea for you to try everything on. Things you do not like should be put in a separate pile. Furthermore, get rid of things you no longer need. By doing so, you will have an idea of what you had and what you like. By getting rid of what you don’t need or want to keep, you make room for clothes you will actually wear.
You can sell the clothes you no longer want or which no longer fit you. For instance, you canauction your clothes, sandals, bags or purses online. This way, you can earn money for the clothes you love to buy. For things that weren’t bought, consider donating them.
3. Shop for Classics
List the fashion items you want your wardrobe to contain. Aim to have a closet that is full of things that make you look and feel better instead of having a wardrobe that is full of ill-fitting, outmoded items.
Leading female models in Dubai suggest buying classic items because these items can easily be combined with what’s on trend. For instance, a beautiful black dress can be accessorized with statement earrings and an infinity scarf.
The classic look will greatly depend on your personal style. Think of classic items as things you want to wear all the time and can last through lots of washings. High-quality skinny jeans and boots are classics, especially since you can pair most clothes with them. Though these items may be quite pricey, depending on your personal preferences, they are sure to last for years.
4. Set a Monthly Spending Goal
Limiting how much you spend is probably one of the most difficult aspects of trying to stay fashionable, but it’s not necessarily the worst.
It is important for you to set a spending goal that you can surely live with every month. Regardless of how much it is, you should get that amount of cash from your bank and keep it on you. If you wish to add more money on accessories and clothes, consider creatingnutritious meal plans and cooking your food at home instead of eating out often.
It’s all about prioritizing and making viable lifestyle adjustments that will benefit you for the long term.
5. Shop Sparingly Online
For people who are well-aware of their sizes, shopping online can be cheaper because most online shops offer great deals. But if you do not know your size, avoid buying online. You do not want to spend on the shipping costs realizing later on that you bought something that does not fit you. You may even spend more money returning items to the seller.
Shopping for accessories like scarves, purses, and brands that you know can fit your style online can be your best bet. Consider looking for sellers that offer free shipping and free returns, or the option to return the item to an affiliate local store.
Your value does not come from the things you wear. Do not change your style or wardrobe just because the people around you are wearing clothes that are opposite to what is yours.
The person inside you won’t change with the clothes. Your main goal is to have financial freedom so that you can buy the things you like and love, regardless of their price. Invest in a few key classic pieces, and always consider quality and craftsmanship. You’ll thank yourself later for it.
Jessicka Bell co-founder the AgenC, one of the leading model/talent agencies in the Middle East, in 2014. After just three years in the market, the AgenC now works with most (if not all) of the heavy hitters in media and fashion, as well as represents over 1,000 talents ranging from international models through to cast, kids, creatives and photographers.