Style Tips For The Girl On A Shoestring Budget

Just because your bank account statement has more charges from Topshop than Tom Ford, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to suffer. Just follow our oh-so sneaky tips. For example, do you know which type of pumps look the most expensive (but aren’t) or how to upgrade your jackets for a few bucks? No? Read on!
Free People Slouchy Vegan Tote ($68) Photo via Adam Katz Sinding Of Le21-Eme

3. Lower-priced pumps look more posh in faux suede than faux leather.

3. Lower-priced pumps look more posh in faux suede than faux leather.
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Charles by Charles David Sway II Suede Pump ($100) in Plum Suede

5. Purchase a slip. Inexpensive clothing usually isn’t lined, so the addition of a slip will prevent any wardrobe malfunctions and also help your garment fit and flow more elegantly.

5. Purchase a slip. Inexpensive clothing usually isn’t lined, so the addition of a slip will prevent any wardrobe malfunctions and also help your garment fit and flow more elegantly.
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Nasty Gal Basic Slip Dress ($28) in Nude Photo via Lee Oliveira

6. Keep fabric in mind. Tweed, cotton, and linen often look expensive, even if they’re not.

6. Keep fabric in mind. Tweed, cotton, and linen often look expensive, even if they’re not.
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7. Two words: fabric shaver. The inexpensive device will make your pilling knit pieces look like new.

7. Two words: fabric shaver. The inexpensive device will make your pilling knit pieces look like new.
Photo: Adam Katz Sinding Of Le21-Eme
Conair Fabric Shaver ($10) Photo via Adam Katz Sinding Of Le21-Eme

8. See a tailor. Sure it’s more money up front, but a piece that is custom fit to your body will always look more expensive.

8. See a tailor. Sure it’s more money up front, but a piece that is custom fit to your body will always look more expensive.
Photo: Stockholm Street Style
Photo via Stockholm Street Style

9. Get it in black. The dark color will hide the telltale signs of a being a budget piece.

9. Get it in black. The dark color will hide the telltale signs of a being a budget piece.
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10. Swap out the belt. Cheap dresses and coats will often come with their own sash that betrays their humble origins.

10. Swap out the belt. Cheap dresses and coats will often come with their own sash that betrays their humble origins.
Photo: Stockholm Street Style
Image via Stockholm Street Style Source of Article: whowhatwear.com

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