How to look and stay fashionable on a budget

How to look and stay fashionable on a budget

How to look and stay fashionable on a budget. Keeping up with ever-changing fashion trends can be expensive as well as exhausting. Every year, clothing tastes change, and last season’s clothes can look dated. Complicate that with needing different pieces for the different seasons and staying fashionable can seem like a pricy task.

The process of looking stylish doesn’t have to rack up huge bills, if you know which pieces to buy and where to get them.

Here are 5 tips on staying fashionable on a budget.

Buy Staples First

The key to building any stylish wardrobe is to make sure you buy the basics. This means looking for clothes that are neutral, free from patterns and easy to pair with other clothing. Go for t-shirts with simple necklines and colours, form-fitting jeans, black trousers, flat shoes and a decent jacket.

Staples should be items that you can mix in to fill out your daily outfits.

Browse Second-Hand Shops

Second-hand shops are a great way to find cheap and perfectly good clothing. Although it’s exhausting and sometimes frustrating browsing the rails, you can find absolute gems to add to your wardrobe.

Wear Creative Combinations

As well as having a staple wardrobe, you should also build up your accessory collection. Items such as scarves, hats and jewelry can add flair to any outfit.

Swapping out your blazer for a cardigan and heels to sneakers can make you go from work to the weekend. Think of outfits as combinations, and each time you swap out an item, you can create a new look.

Swap or Sell

It’s no secret that fast fashion is not good for the environment and so, instead of throwing clothes away, why not swap them with friends. Swapping out your clothes can give new life to unloved items and help everyone pick up new pieces for their wardrobes. It also stops clothes from ending up in landfills.

Join our FASHION exChANGE here to start swapping and selling unwanted clothes.

Look For Sales

Think of how much money you spend on clothing during the year.

The best way to buy new clothing and keep your budget low is to look for sales. Choose resale or outlet stores, which can be home to many fantastic pieces of clothing at low prices.

If you don’t want to shop at an outlet store, many shops have sales throughout the year. They are great for budget-conscious shoppers and can be a great time to stock up on your wardrobe essentials, like socks and underwear.

Here at we always promote fashion sustainability. Where possible, please exchange your clothing with others to increase their longevity which ensures they do not go towards landfill which is bad for the environment.

Always check out how and where your clothes, beauty products and accessories are made before purchase to ensure they are not only ethically produced but environmentally friendly.

We can all play our part and make the difference to working towards a better and cleaner fashion environment here in Ireland.


How to look and stay fashionable on a budget

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