How To Dress On A Low Budget?



Most of the time, dressing elegantly on a small budget is almost impossible. Brand name clothes, shoes and bags, to name but a few, are expensive or even extremely expensive, depending on the quality. But, take a deep breath and don’t panic. It is possible to look elegant and dress well despite your limited budget. We give you some tips in this article.

Choose basic and durable clothes

Looking for dress
Looking a Dress

Basic pieces are those that are fairly neutral, that combine with each other very easily and that you will use most frequently. We can mention pants, t-shirts, shirts, sweaters … Have a wardrobe with several of these basics with fairly classic colors like white, black or gray. You can also garnish it with some colors like blue, shades of pink, red etc… On these models, choose moderation. No drawings or prints. Avoid branded clothing with their logos on it because the purchase price will be high. The purpose is to spend just a little.

However, don’t keep your tops and pants too long beyond 3 or 4 seasons. When you can, buy some better-quality clothes that will last longer.  Don’t limit yourself to price. For example, if you buy a pair of jeans for $10 and throw them away after 2 years, it’s less profitable than if you buy them for $50 and they last more than 5 years. Learn how to spend your money wisely to choose clothes that last.

Make a good selection of clothes and accessories

Dressing well on a tight budget means paying attention to price… but also paying attention to style! You have to watch your spending, but also choose quality clothes so you don’t have to spend too much money to change them.

– Choose comfortable clothes that you like to wear, that you won’t leave in the closet because they are uncomfortable;

– Rather than buying an expensive evening dress, a little black dress will be ideal for a dinner at the restaurant or an evening with friends. So, choose clothes that you can wear often.

– Choose outfits that are trendy, but will still be totally appropriate in several years. Tops or pants that are too “fashionable” may be outdated quickly;

– Take care of your clothes. To avoid spending too much, think about the aftermath of your purchase. To keep your clothes longer, pamper them during washing.

– Think about accessories. If you want to look chic and elegant, think about getting a nice necklace, watch, bracelet… And you don’t need to spend a fortune to find beautiful bracelets or necklaces.

Where to get dressed for cheap?

The ready-to-wear

Public ready-to-wear stores often offer a good compromise with well-tailored clothes and affordable prices.

Thrift stores

This is a trick that works very well. Thrift stores don’t just sell worn out and out of style clothes. You can always find real brand name gems or even big-name fashions at affordable prices.


Having a small budget is not fatal for not being stylish. You just have to know how to buy clothes without blowing up your wardrobe. Follow our advice, make your purchases, be elegant!


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