9 Style Tips for When You're on a Shoestring Budget

If you’re anything like us (and we’re guessing you are), then you’re always looking for ways to look stylish while saving money. From repurposing old belts to getting creative with your layering, here’s our latest instalment of styling tips your wardrobe and wallet will love.

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1. Go with dainty jewellery.

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Always Judging

If your jewellery budget is, well, tight, we suggest opting for dainty jewellery rather than bulky costume pieces. Whether real or fake, simple and delicate jewellery will read more expensive and thoughtful than your typical statement piece.

2. Ditch the chain.

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Vanessa Jackman

2. Ditch the chain. The metal chains that come with inexpensive bags and hook on both sides can easily cheapen a look. We suggest ditching the chain and wearing the bag as a clutch for a sleeker, more sophisticated ensemble.

3. Go monochrome.

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Vanessa Jackman

An easy (and free) way to look luxe is to wear a monochrome outfit. Whether it’s all black, white, or your favourite vibrant hue, sticking to one colour will tie your outfit together in a way that looks way expensive.

4. Opt for pants.

Breathe new life into an old mini or midi dress by layering it over a pair of jeans or trousers. We bet this will sell you on the look.

5. Put your scarves to use.

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A Love is Blind

For some reason, every girl seems to have a sizeable scarf collection. Put your old (and new) scarves to use by wearing them in out-of-the-box ways such as around your wrist, head, or as a belt.

6. Knot your belt.

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J’ai Perdu Ma Veste

If you also have a collection of old, cheap belts that probably came attached to dresses and rompers, this is for you. Try knotting them, and you’ll be amazed how much more expensive they instantly look, along with your entire outfit.

7. Look for vintage.

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A Love is Blind

Graphic T-shirts are one wardrobe staple where we can say, the older the better (just as long as there are no holes, of course). With a quick trip to your local thrift shop, you can score an amazing vintage one for as little as a few bucks. Wear it with everything from jeans to a tailored suit for a cool upgrade.

8. Try camel.

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Vanessa Jackman

Fact: Everything looks more expensive in camel. Not only that, but the colour is on-trend for spring and super easy to find even in budget-friendly stores!

9. DIY Denim.

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Vanessa Jackman

While perfectly tailored jeans are hard to pass on in a store, remind yourself that with just a few alterations, vintage jeans, less expensive styles, or pairs you already own can by tailored to fit perfectly.

Do you have any great, money-saving style tips? Share them in the comments!