Fashion has always been hard for me because as a frugal woman I struggle to spend money on all of the latest trends that come along. At the same time I love trying new things, flirting with trendy pieces and looking like I came off a magazine layout. Here are some great tips on How To Wear Trendy Fashion On A Budget that have helped me curb my spending habit while indulging in the latest styles at the same time.
HOW TO WEAR TRENDY FASHION ON A BUDGET
PURCHASE CLASSIC PIECES FOR YOUR FOUNDATION WARDROBE: One of the best ways to be able to stay with the trends is actually to purchase classic pieces for your foundation wardrobe. Classic navy, khaki, black, red, white and gray pieces are excellent to work alongside any of the hottest colors and styles. Every wardrobe should include a pencil skirt, button down blouse, cardigan or shawl, little black dress, and dress slack at the very minimum. Building around classic lines and pieces will make it easier to add pops of color and trend without breaking the bank.
USE HIGH CONTRAST STATEMENT PIECES: Pair the latest color trends in large or bright statement pieces with your basic black, navy and khaki foundation garments. Large chunky bracelets, necklaces, earrings, scarves or hair pieces are a great pop of color and trend that can be picked up for as little as $2-$3 each on sites like Amazon, ToAdorn, Jane or Zulily during peak sales.
A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY: Remember that for most people a little goes a long way. Don’t wear all of the current trends at one time. Choose one trend or current style for the day and let it work for you. If scarves look great on you and bring focus to your smile, eyes or hair, add them to your little black dress and match with a coordinating pop of color skinny belt to tie the look together. Simple bracelets, rings and earrings from your classics collection are more than enough to pull together this kind of look.
ASK TRUSTED FRIENDS FOR THE TRUTH: While you may adore the 7 inch heels with studs on them, this may not work well for your body type, height or ability to walk. No matter what the latest trend is, it is a great idea to check with a trusted friend to see if that “look” works well with your body and coloring. This is especially important with things like new/bright colors that on some people can totally wash them out and make them look ill rather than gorgeous.
MAKE SURE YOUR SHOES MATCH: While it is best to invest in quality classic shoes that will go from season to season without being out of style, one of the easiest ways to update your wardrobe is with a fun new shoe style. Stay in budget and grab hot trends to go with your basic dresses, slacks or favorite jeans. Just make sure that they match the outfit itself. Although knee high boots and linen shorts are fun trending styles these days that doesn’t mean they go together.
No matter what your budget or regular fashion style is you can easily manage these tips on how to wear trendy fashion on a budget. Adding the latest trends to your wardrobe in small manageable increments will go a long way toward making you look polished and keeping your wallet full.