Not all of us have the budget to dress like a stereotypical fashion blogger on a daily basis. This whole outfit is budget friendly. The pinafore dress was a $2 thrift shop find, basic white tee, and my favorite hat that I found on Amazon. Pinafore dresses are super in right now, but unfortunately it isn’t in my budget to spend $40-$50 dollars on a new pinafore dress. I decided to share with you my top three tips for keeping to your budget, but staying stylish at the same time. Being on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to dress in potato sack or look like you crudely made your clothes. Here are the three tips:
- Don’t Love It, Don’t Buy It- This is probably the biggest money and time saver. I may like something on the hanger and even when I try it on, but I think of the outfits I can make, and if I can’t see myself wearing it a lot or going with a lot of my other clothes, then I won’t buy it. Why buy something, just to return it? Making sure you really like something may make your shopping trip a little longer, but it will save you money, and you’ll be happy with something that you really love.
- Thrift Shopping- I love thrift shopping, and it can be so rewarding! I’ve found brand new clothes, still with the tags on them, and name brands like Steve Madden, J.Crew, and Free People. The key to good finds, is looking through every rack, and going often.
- Shop Online- Shopping online gives you the option to compare prices and shop better sales. The only downside to shopping online is not being able to try on the clothes, but stores like Asos, Pretty Little Thing, Boohoo, and Zara are pretty true-to-size.