Tips on how to shop at less expensive stores: what to look for, what to avoid and how to get the look you want for less! Here are my tips on how you can be stylish and how to dress well on a budget! Give this video a thumbs up if you like it!
Subscribe to my channel to get notified when I post new videos!
Watch: How to Always Look Good!
Special thanks to my friend Jess [and Eloise!] for helping me film!
Watch the nursery makeover I did for Eloise here:
because we’re real friends.
instagram: @carlycristman @carlyscloset
facebook: Carly Cristman
the lipstick I’m wearing in this video:
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in “Trap”
hey guys! Today’s video is all about how to dress well on a budget! The best part about personal style is that you can get the look you want on any budget. You can have a stylish, high-end look without splurging on expensive, trendy pieces!
I’m sharing with you some of my best tips on how to shop + be stylish on a budget. Here’s what to look for and what to avoid in less expensive stores!
If you know the look you want / have a celebrity style you want to recreate, you can easily do it by breaking it down by piece. Think to yourself: what colors are in this outfit? what’s the fit? what’s the vibe? what are the main pieces? And you’ll be surprised at how inexpensively you can recreate the style.
These are my tips for how to shop on a budget / tips on how to dress well while still saving money. Hopefully this video can inspire you if you were looking for some quick tips on how to get the look for less / how to dress well on a budget!
HOW TO DRESS WELL ON A BUDGET
How to be stylish, look good + how to get the look for less!
1. SOLID COLORS:
Outfits look much more sleek + put together when you’re working with solid colors. You can also get maximum use out of a piece that is a solid color vs a noticeable print. Prints can really highlight a lesser quality fabric / look cheap. You also get less wear out of something super noticeable.
2. STICK TO CLASSIC FITS:
There are some fits that can look cheap regardless of their price if they’re not done well. Super tight dresses, lots of cleavage, stretchy fabric, etc. If it looks like it could be worn to a club, pass.
3. GO A SIZE UP:
stores that are catering to a large audience have a wide demographic- sometimes their ‘small’ fits more of a 12-13 year old small, vs an adult size. I generally go a size up to ensure a more fashionable fit
4. BASIC PIECES:
easiest to look great when you’re sticking to your wardrobe essentials. Stores like forever21/ target have great basic pieces that look just as high end as some designer pieces. Your best bet is to stick to basic pieces if you want to get a classic styled look on a tight budget!
5. MIX + MATCH:
The best way to build a wardrobe is to buy pieces that you can mix and match with each other. Spend your money on timeless pieces you can wear a ton of different ways vs on a few specific items that are hard to wear again
6.DON’T SPEND ON TRENDS:
It’s easy to want to splurge on a new trend, but trends come and go so quickly. Wait a few months + a similar style will probably be available at a less expensive price point.
Accessories can really bring your look to the next level. You can get amazing accessories like hats, jewelry, etc at a great price at stores like target, forever 21, topshop etc.
8. SIMPLE PIECES:
Look for classic, simple pieces to really give your look a high end feel. Look for items like structured purses in solid colors with minimal hardware- the structure looks high end + expensive, and the minimal hardware doesn’t give away what it is. Items like this are great for a professional look!
Please give this video a thumbs up if you liked it / let me know if you want to see more videos on how to dress well on a budget!