How to look great without spending a lot of money

Are you getting into a spot of bother about how to look great? You feel your wardrobe needs a complete overhaul? Further, you do not want to spend a lot. And in all of this, you want to continue looking great and trendy. First things first, girls. Do not despair! You heard that right, yeah.

Now take a very deep breath and look around. All around you, do you see people wearing outfits that seem to look fresh? Again, do not despair; it does not mean they are so. Looks can be deceptive. In fact, nobody really has the time or resources to keep upturning their closets. There has to be a better way out of this. And there is, indeed.

Get ideas from fashion apps

There are fashion apps galore nowadays. Chicisimo is one such example. You can download Chicisimo  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). It is easy to use and practical too. All of your wardrobe possessions get listed on the app. You can then sort them as per your convenience. When you are getting dressed, these apps give you combination suggestions. You can look at yourself virtually too before finalizing. In addition they give inputs on trending clothes too. Use them to turn out stylish each time.

Use fashion apps to look great

Get off-season sales

When seasons change, so do your clothes. Once winter is over, not only you but the stores too need to put away sweaters and coats. Not always do they fancy doing that though. This is where the off season sales come into the picture. Do not think twice when you catch these. Some of the most desired outfits go on crazy sales at such times. And a coat that you had fancied but was too costly is now all yours. Similarly the other way round when winter sets in. Now it is the summer outfits that are on sale. Never think that you do not need them now. Because this is exactly the ‘now’ you need.

Sales is one option to look great

Catch deals online

Online shopping is a great way to save money while being ahead of the fashion game. Not only do you shop from home but also catch great deals. Make sure your outfit planner is in the loop about your requirements. At times one can catch top brands at amazingly affordable rates. You can now pair them with some of your used clothes and dazzle the look. All at a low cost to you. Keep a lookout for such deals always. The best part of online shopping is home delivery. Ensure you know about their return policy though. This is because the fit might not always be what you like.

Online shopping is one option to look great

Go for thrift stores and factory outlets

When looking to dress great without spending a lot, go to thrift stores. In the same way, factory outlets offer wonderful deals. This is one of the easiest ways to upscale your wardrobe. Normally factory outlets have clothes that have undetectable minor defects. Outwardly they look sensational and sport brand names too. Who is to know where you picked it from? Similarly thrift stores are a great way to make additions to your closet. Some very stylish clothes, tops, dresses and the like are found here. The rest depends on you and your outfit planner. What you make of them is what seals the looks deal.

Second hand shopping is an option to look great

Exchange old for new

There are always some clothes in your possession that you never wear. Or they are much worn and not interesting any longer. Find portals or outlets that allow you to exchange them for new ones. These are great bargain deals to own new sets of clothes at least cost.

Girl sitting in her wardrobe thinking about what to wear

Accessorize differently

An outfit that you have worn previously can be used in a new avatar. Let Chicisimo be your guide here. It will show you different accessories lying in your wardrobe. Choose a new set of earrings maybe. Likewise, add in a new bag maybe. Or wrap a scarf around your head. All of a sudden, you are a style diva. Become your own outfit planner at least cost.

A trendy outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Create new combinations

Chicisimo suggests new look to you with new combinations. You can be creative yourself and come up with your own ideas. A used top that you usually wear with a particular skirt looks entirely different with jeans. The entire look changes- and you don’t need to spend a penny. Fashion TV shows and celebrities can give you some great ideas. Implement them with things you posses and see for yourself.

A casual outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

Upcycle is the byword

Getting new ideas from looking around is great. Buying them is not always that great. Furthermore, there is the question of storage space too. Think like an outfit planner here. And watch some DIY videos if you must. You will find that it is quite easy to upscale stuff. Adding trims, patches, etc give a new look. And if need be, you can completely change the item. An old sweater can easily repurpose as a handbag. Give it a try.

Add some stickers to your denim jacket to look great

Stick to a budget

Going through Chicisimo for suggestions, pick up small additions. Say a new blouse to go with used trousers. But, here comes the crux ladies. Shopping means getting carried away at times. Make a budget when you go out. Moreover, stick to it. And remember that it is possible to look great while being thrifty.

Girl thinking about her budget for going shopping

Be loyal to style classics

Some things can never be replaced. They are classics transcending time and trends. Ensure you have some such in your wardrobe.Like a white shirt, black pumps, a leather jacket. With these in your possession, you can tweak around a little to get a new look each time. And remain classy to boot.

A basic simple outfit by Chicisimo fashion planner app

As you can see, it is not essential to go with brands. A clear idea of the look you desire is good enough. Use inputs from your outfit planner to look stylish in a budget. Along with this, stock up your wardrobe with some classics. You are ready to conquer the world now.