Being Stylish on a Budget

There can be a misconception that dressing up in style means paying top dollar. Is this true, though?

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Yes and no.

Yes, if one splurges on expensive outfits without considering his budget. He sees a cool shirt, he hands out his credit card and pays for it.

No, if he knows how to put together a stylish ensemble without spending a fortune.

Here are tips on how to look fashionable without breaking the bank:

Know Your Type of Fashion

There are those who step out of their house without a care as to what clothes they put on. As long as they’re comfortable, off they go.

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But if you’re the kind of guy who pays great attention to what outfit to don on a particular day or at an event, then you should know what your style is. Are you the type who always wants to look all sharp and dressed up? Are you more of a casual dresser? Or do you prefer looking rugged?

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Your style dictates your choice of clothes. That’s a no-brainer. If you know what to get, it should be easier for you to choose the outfits you’ll be purchasing.

Check Your Closet

Do you really need to buy something new? Perhaps there are some cool clothes in your closet that haven’t seen the light of day for quite some time now.

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Try mixing and matching what you usually wear and those that have started to gather some dust. You might be surprised to find that perhaps you don’t really need to buy something new. It’s just a matter of finding that perfect match without spending more dollars for a new outfit.

Don’t Shop on Impulse

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If you have no problem parting with your hard-earned money, then go ahead and buy whatever catches your fancy. But if you don’t want to end up finding out that you’ve just emptied your wallet on a shopping frenzy, think long and hard before making a purchase. Your clothes are not as important as your other basic needs such as food and medicine. Make sure you’re spending only within what your budget allows.

Wait for Those Sale Days

Whether it’s Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day or Christmas, there are days of the year when most items are likely to go on sale. These are the days you will go shopping for the clothes you want without paying through the nose for those great outfits.

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Be on the lookout also for clearance sales. These are usually when ‘everything must go’ and so, therefore, the prices of everything will be at their lowest.

As you can see, being stylish doesn’t have to be a bank-breaking enterprise. If you know when and how to buy your dream outfits, you can look fashionable without spending too much.

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