You are sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon, reading Instagram because you cannot afford to go out. You love Kim Kardashian’s green dress and sandal combination, and you wish you could have it for yourself, but it cost around $3000, and you were planning on spending your stimulus check on rent and food.
Fortunately, there are some ways you can look stylish and unique on a budget. You will need a little bit of extra time to shop, and you may want to study a few general fashion concepts on the internet. You may also want to try creating a few articles of clothing.
Make your own T-shirts
Fashion is a nonverbal way of communicating with everyone with whom you come in contact. You can let people know what you think about everything from politics, to religion, to life in general with nothing more than a sentence on a piece of cloth.
There are businesses on the internet that will allow you to design your own masks, purses, and t-shirts. The business will then print the shirt and ship it to you. These t-shirt print companies will also allow you to sell your T-shirt design. They will print and ship your T-shirt to anyone who wants it on an on-demand basis.
Superman had an S on his shirt, and Batman always wore a cape and a mask. Embroidery can help you personalize your clothing. You can put your initials on everything you wear, or each outfit can have its very own embroidered design. Needlework makes an excellent accent for suits, tennis shoes, and baseball caps.
Learn How to Use What You Buy at Goodwill
If you don’t have much money, you are probably no stranger to resale stores and charities. Anyone can find themselves something to put on their back at these establishments.
Someone with a true fashion sense will be able to find small accents that will complement outfits they already have, such as buttons, brooches, and scarves. If you look hard enough, you can find authentic vintage outfits that you can pair with cheap accessories for a classic look.
Don’t Spend a lot of Money on Basics
If you always dress in layers, there is no need to buy designer t-shirts to go on the very bottom layer. You can get yourself a cheap bag of t-shirts at Walmart. You can also wear inexpensive shirts when you wear a suit jacket.
Use Your Coupons
Whenever a store asks you to join their customer rewards program, you should always do it. They will send you coupons through emails that you can use for some pretty big savings. Groupon is also a very good way to find discounts at big box stores and chain stores.
Go to Sample Sales
If you live in a big city, you can go to a sample sale in the clothing district, where you will find samples of designer clothing. They also often have sample sales online. If you go to a few of these events, you will end up getting invitations to exclusive sample sales through email.
Your fabulous fashion sense should never go unrecognized. Everyone who sees you does not have to know you are broke. With a little effort, you can express yourself and have money left over for the bare necessities.