By Folashade Ogunlade
Being a woman of class is no easy feat. I mean, there are lots of styles and fashion trends out there, and if you’re not careful, you’ll get sunken in a pile of trends you might not even need. But wait, fashion does not have to own you; you have to own your fashion, or else you will be drowned in a lot of trend purchases you do not need.
For a lot of women, fashion is all about wearing the latest clothes, the latest cologne, makeup, and accessories when in fact, fashion is all about expressing yourself through the clothes, shoes, and bags you wear. This means that you do not have to spend all of your funds on the latest trends just to look great. Now that we have established the fact that looking great does not mean spending all your funds on the latest trends, in this article, we will be taking a look at some of the things you have to know to stay on a budget.
Avoid spending too much on the latest fashion trends
You worked hard for your money, so you need to be technical about your fashion decisions. Before spending a lot of money on the latest trends, you need to ask yourself if it is something you are likely to wear in the next five years. These trends come and go all the time, and the best thing you can do is make sure that if you’re investing in a trend, it will really serve you a lot.
Spend more money on wardrobe basics
A lot of time, women complain about not having a lot of clothes, but the truth of the matter is that they spend a lot of money buying certain clothes forgetting about others – it’s never going to be enough. Instead, you need to shop for the fundamentals and not just certain types of clothes. For instance, if you keep on spending a fortune buying gowns, while you do not have enough jeans, blazers, shirts, and pants, you definitely have a wardrobe short of the fundamentals. So, spend your money on the fundamentals and spread it across so you can mix and match them to get the best looks for different special occasions.
Get a lot of thrift and vintage clothes
If you really want to look great, then you need to invest more in thrift and vintage clothes. Purchasing thrift clothes can help you get the best of the fundamentals, and it allows you to experiment and get your sense of style – something a lot of women spend a lot of money on and do not achieve. As for vintage clothes, it is a bold statement to show that whether in the past or present, you can still look great.
Looking great on a budget does not mean you do not have the money to spend; it does not mean that you need to skip going shopping every now and then; it just simply means you understand what fashion is all about, and you know where and how to channel your funds for the best results.