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As a fashion editor who likes to shop (and spend most of my day discovering new clothes), buying something new every few weeks can be difficult. But last year, when my credit card bills went up, I made a pact with myself earlier this year to be a smarter buyer by 2020. And under the current circumstances I have become even more aware of where and how I am now spending.
Which brings me to the million dollar question: how do you feel stylish when you don't want to spend money? There is no doubt (more than ever when we are in our new reality that we are staying at home) that we feel good and want to look good, and luckily fashion has a wonderful way of raising our spirits (even during the quarantine).
With a few clever styling tricks up your sleeve, mixing the right parts and rediscovering your own wardrobe, you can completely change and upgrade your look. Most importantly, if you have a good attitude, you will feel and look good. Wear this thrift store with pride.
Scroll down as we give some tips on how you can feel stylish without spending any money. And if you can't resist the urge to collect a few pieces, you can buy our affordable picks that we think are worth the investment.
It's time to go shopping in your closet! You would be surprised by all the miracles that are in your own wardrobe. The first step in rediscovering all the amazing parts in your closet is debugging and reorganizing so that you can easily see everything you own. (Check out some useful organizational tricks if you need tips.) Once you have a clear idea of what's in your wardrobe, you can enjoy styling the parts in new ways.
Even old clothes can be enhanced with the right accessories (which don't cost a lot of money). Rummage through your jewelry and accessories drawer for chic and trendy pieces that give your outfit a stylish touch. A bold headband, a cool hair tie, a statement chain, retro socks, a headscarf with a vintage print, a trendy baseball cap or cool hair clips provide a fashionable look.
Your trusted basics are the backbone of a timeless wardrobe, but this is how you design your staples that can breathe new life into your look. Get creative with the pieces you love the most. For example, a classic, relaxed button-down shirt can be combined with cycling shorts, tube socks and sneakers on one day and worn under a knitted bra top the next. Take a look at our Insta account for lots of outfit styling ideas and get inspired by some of these cool Insta accounts for fashion girls.
If you follow the hint above, you can cleverly stack your existing garments on top of each other and achieve a stylish look. Remember: pull a sweater loosely over another sweater, wear your tube socks over the bottom of your sweat, strap on an oversized cardigan, or style a hoodie under a blazer. There are tons of cool ways to feel stylish with the pieces you already own.
Wearing the same color scheme from head to toe in different textures enhances the look. Look for fabrics in your wardrobe in the same color scheme as jeans or cashmere and create an ensemble that looks luxurious.
From the biggest fabric trends of this season (such as leather, crochet, vintage denim) to the printing trends on the catwalks (pinstripes, polka dots, vintage flowers) and the currently trendy silhouettes (voluminous, undulating dresses, puff) sleeves, pants with a wide range Leg) and searching your closet for some of these special styles will make your look look great.
Zara is not only an inspiration for Instagram, but also a treasure trove of trendy outfit ideas that inspire you to style similar pieces that you may already own. The hard part will try not to put everything in your cart! Frankie Shop, Net-a-Porter and Pixie Market are also great websites for trendy outfit inspos.
Or that of your sister or your partner. When your friends and family are ready to part with (or allow you to borrow) certain items in their closet, you can revitalize your wardrobe without spending. I can't tell you how many cool vintage belts, bags, and cardigans I got from my mother's closet, plus oversized button-down shirts and crew-neck sweaters that I snatched from my husband's closet a welcome refreshment in my wardrobe.
Similarly, trading clothes with a stylish friend is a great way to win exciting new pieces without spending any money. Or even better – when the quarantine is over – host a large clothing swap party with cocktails.
I am embarrassed at how many pants, blouses, skirts and dresses I have never wear (but absolutely love) because – very open– –You need a good iron. But when I overcome my laziness and eventually succumb to steaming or ironing, I have a brand new wardrobe that has just been delivered. Time to make friends with your steamer and iron!
If you have a small budget to spend, consider shopping on websites that sell used, used, and vintage items, such as: B. The RealReal (for designer discount items), Etsy, eBay and Poshmark as well as online vintage shops. Check out some of my favorites. Opt for high quality pieces that last a long time.
Next we remove the jeans from our closet and add five.