There seems to be a common misconception that you must spend a lot of money to have great personal style. Believe me when I say that is so not true! Credit cards will definitely buy labels but you really don't have to spend much to have style.
Here's the thing... women who own their style will shop just about anywhere if the retailer has the item that will fit seamlessly into her wardrobe. Ebay, GoodWill, Nordstrom Rack, T.J Maxx... no store is off limits if she can get quality at a great price. It's not what you wear but how you wear it, and accessorizing makes all the difference. It's fine to splurge once in awhile on that gorgeous handbag, or to die-for shoes, but it is not required to look incredible. Granted, you may have to purchase last season's merchandise, but who cares if it means you'll save a ton of money!
Scratching your head, trying to figure out how you can pull this off? Let my guide below help you on your next shopping adventure.
4 tips on how to have amazing style on a budget:
· Never pay full price. Whether you're an online shopper or shopping in-store, always wait for the sale unless you absolutely need the piece immediately. Another exception is if it appears to be an item in high demand and you just know it's gonna' be gone if you don't get your hands on it right away.
· Stores like J. Crew, Banana Republic, Bloomingdale's, have sales regularly so If you're willing to check in periodically, you'll be able to save a good amount of cash. Nordstrom has their half-yearly sale in May and November, while Zara has their semi-annual sale in December and June.
· If you're shopping based on style, not fashion, shop end of season. That's when you'll get those hot boots at almost a steal.
· A final suggestion that is very helpful is to sign up for your favorite retailers email updates. You'll get notified about upcoming sales and most of them, if not all, will give you a discount code for subscribing. It's generally anywhere from 15 percent to 25 percent off your purchase.
For a list of my recommended '18 Wardrobe Basics' that will carry you effortlessly from season to season, click here
(This post was originally posted on tpstylestudio.com )
As a certified image consultant, Thecia Plummer empowers women to upgrade their personal and professional style, by teaching them how to create and manage an impactful image through their wardrobe. She assists the business professional who has very little time to shop, and wants to incorporate their personal style into their professional persona. In addition, she assists professionals with separating their "personal time" wardrobe from their business attire. Thecia will show you how to create variations of looks and how to mix-and-match pieces in your own wardrobe. You will learn what brands and designers are good for your body type, in addition to what colors, and style of clothing put you in the best possible light. You will achieve a wardrobe that will last from season to season. The best part is this can be accomplished within any budget!
Thecia values integrity and authenticity in her work and finds that helping people discover the best version of themselves is rewarding. When you look good you feel good and your confidence exudes. Through her passion for all things stylish, Thecia will help you define and express your own unique style.
Keep it stylish!