Today I would like to share some tips on how I stay fashionable on a budget, especially when it comes to the new term!
We all love a new look. The issue is who can afford a new look plus books plus housing plus, plus, plus? Not many of us can! So for those of us who can't, I will share a few tips on how I have managed to save money and still look fashionable.
1. Create a budget- I understand it's hard to do if you have no job but for every time you go to purchase a latte from Starbucks, put that in a bank. For a whole month of not eating out or buying a latte, you can have enough to budget for the next month. Once I realized how much money I could save buy cooking my own lunch or making my own coffee, I just continued to live this way even after I graduated the first time.
2. Recycle and repurpose outfits- For many of us, we have so many options already in our closet, the issue is looking at what we already have. I always purchase tops more than bottoms because it is easier to wear different tops with the same jeans every week. I always repurpose my tops by just changing a few things. For example, you can wear the same top 3 times in a month by just adding a jacket one day, wearing a skirt the next, and wearing it with a belt the other day. Of course washing these tops in between is necessary, but you all catch the drift.
3. Thrift and consignment shopping!- *Que Macklemore* Although I didn't shop in thrift stores in the beginning of my college years, I learned real quick how much money I could save buy purchasing clothing that someone else doesn't love any more. Not only that but you can also make a quick buck buy selling your clothing to a consignment store then take that money to the Goodwill to buy some cute staple pieces.
I hope you all enjoyed my tips!!
What tips can you share on budgeting for fashionable reasons? List a few below!
Thank you so much for reading!