Tuesday, February 24, 2009

6 Ways to Stay Stylish on a Reduced Budget

Spring is on the way and that means fresh fashion trends to put your stamp on and make your own. But, in this economy who can shop? I, for one, don't want to spend the day at the mall if I can't spend a dime. However, there are ways to refresh your wardrobe and renew your look for the coming warmer months on a reduced budget. Following are a few frugal fashion tips to keep you fabulous and funds in your pocket.

Host a swap soiree. Go through your old clothes, shoes and accessories. Look for items that you can carry over to the next season. Seperate the likes from the dislikes. Have some of your friends do the same and plan a get together so you can go through each other's old things. You may just may find some items that bring newness to your wardrobe and your look.

Work the seasons.
Prepare for the fall and winter seasons by bargain shopping now! Many retailers are trying to get rid of all of their winter inventory to make room for spring. Do this same thing when the fall/winter season rolls around, and stock-up on spring and summer items on sale. Many trends repeat.

Attend estate sales. A lot of times there's a wealth of quality, vintage fashions to be found at estate sales. So, keep your ears and eyes open for any in your area.

Was grandma an "it" girl? Your grandmother may have been the stylish diva in her day. The great thing about that is she may have held on to a lot of her old things. See if she won't mind you going through her closet, and trying on some of her originals as she tells you how she knocked them dead in each outfit. Don't forget the jewelry box! You don't want to miss out on a one-of-a-kind jewel tone broach.

With just a little thought, effort and creativity on your part, you can stay stylish without sacrificing your budget this spring.


Tara said...

I've said it before, girl: Don't be afraid to shop at the thrift store! My friend found a pair of Rock & Republic jeans for $20. Still had the tags on and they retail for around $150. That was a steal if I ever saw one!


glennishamorgan said...

I've been to a swap before and those can be really fun and also an excuse to have your good friends over.

Execumama said...

Great read! I saw the swap idea on a tv show and definitely plan to do it. Swap clothes, drink wine, more wine, bring out brownies, repeat! Sounds like a recipe for Pure Nicenessssss!

Creative Junkie said...

There's also shopping at Goodwill - one just opened up by me. I've never been there but I've been told that if you're looking for something funky and inexpensive, that's the place to go. I might just have to check it out.

Arlice Nichole said...

Thanks for the tips ladies! Keep 'em coming. We'll look good while beating this recession, LOL!

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Kate said...

The grandma's closet idea is a great one. You always have good stuff on here.
Every once in a while you'll see more sport something out of my grandma's closet. She has a dress from like the 1940s that I have worn a couple times. I love it. And I just barely fit in it. She was quite the skinny lady.

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