Thursday, February 5, 2015

Like A Pro: Style on a Budget

Jennifer Burchette is the creator of the blog Fashionista Jenn. The perfect blog to help fashionistas learn how to balance the schedule and budget of a young woman while still being in Vogue. We asked her to give us a few tips for style on a budget. 

Re-wear your party outfit

Don’t be afraid to re-wear those fun Friday night outfits with the girls or your expensive holiday outfit. Instead of spending money constantly on a new dress every time you want to go out, simply pair them with your day outfits. Loved that sequined skirt you wore for a New Year's party? Pair it with your fave winter sweater. Re-using party favorites is the perfect way to look cute without breaking the bank.

Steal his look 

Dressing fabulous doesn’t always have to take a lot of effort. Use your resources! Instead of searching for the perfect over sized sweater for the cold season, borrow it from a guy in your life! I love to layer over sized crew necks over my graphic print and/or velvet leggings. Just make sure to return them later...maybe.

Shop budget friendly online stores

Being able to own designer items is great, but being able to achieve the same look without the designer prices is just as fantastic! Shopping online at a pocket friendly stores such as ASOS, Nasty Gal, and Missguided allow you to have the designer look without putting a huge dent in your pocket. 

Stick to your staples

Have you ever bought something and went home and realized you already had something similar to it but in a different color /similar style? Avoid wasting money rebuying similar items and stick to a list of staple pieces. Once you have your basic staples down then you can possibly expand on your wardrobe. 

Creatively layer

Finding different ways to wear your favorite things can be the most exciting part about getting dressed! Don’t ever feel limited to a certain look! In these times we tend to wear an outfit, post it to Instagram and then think we could never be caught dead wearing that item again. For example, pairing your favorite turtleneck under a denim button-down gives your look a whole different feel. Experiment with your clothes and have fun in them!

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