How can you look like a million bucks without spending it?
Step 1. Browse high-end, purchase at a discount. As I’ve said before with regards to shopping discount retailers (such as Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls), know your brands. This can also be true when purchasing less expensive items. Know which higher-end brands and items you appreciate then search for similar, yet budget-conscience pieces. Below are a few examples of similar, less expensive items and their near-identical, higher-priced counterparts.
Step 2. Invest in wardrobe staples, but buy inexpensive accessories and trend items. Staples can include classic blazers, timeless denim, and sturdy shoes. These are typically items that you will wear on repeat; therefore, it may be worth spending money on pieces that will withstand a lot of wear and the test of time. Accessories and trend items, such as stylish jewelry, of-the-moment scarves, or that tribal-print cape you’ve been eyeing, can easily be found at less expensive, quick-to-market retailers such as Forever 21, Baublebar, Zara, H&M, and Topshop (to name a few).
Budget-Friendly Accessories & Trend Items:
Step 3. Mix it up. When paired with a slouchy cashmere sweater, who would know that your “vegan leather” leggings are from BP? As long as you create a lux look, others will be impressed by your stylish ensemble (and your shopping savvy). When complimented on your outfit, simply smile and reply “thank you.”
What are your favorite places to shop? Tell me your investment-worthy pieces and/or budget-friendly finds? Please be sure to leave a comment. And, thanks for reading! ~Jenn