So ladies, we all want to look fashionable but the fact is our budget may call for us to be careful as we ramble through the clothe racks at our favourite shops. If you love fashion and style but are a tad worried about overspending then these 5 tips are for you.

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1. Be Creative

If you’re on a budget, you most likely don’t have the funds to go and buy a one-off piece from Net-a-Porter. Instead, you’re shopping in Primark, H&M and Forever 21 just like everyone else. So Get creative with your old clothes by doing a little bit of DIY to bring them back to life. This way, they’ll not only look more fashionable than the generic styles you admire in the boutiques, but they’ll be completely exclusive. You won’t have to worry about showing up to a wide-scale event, only to find that someone else is rocking the same outfit as you (we’ve all been there).

2. Be Selective With Colour

Colour is paramount when it comes to fashion. Stick with tight colours if you want to look modern and fashionable. You don’t need to wear an expensive white skirt with a green top. Go for colours which are deceptive. You don’t need to buy expensive black shoes. Instead go for the wide varieties that are cheaply acquired. By doing that, you’ll have a great selection to choose from for your various outfit choices.

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  1. Wear Clothes That Fit Your Body Shape

Do you know what body shape you are? Are you an apple, pear, triangle or other shape? Knowing this is very important if you want to look fashionable in the clothes you wear. Just because Rihanna looks good, doesn’t mean you will too. Just because your jacket costs a fortune, doesn’t mean you’ll look good in it. For example, if you have an apple shaped body then wearing a body-con dress is a big no no, as it will only draw attention to your mid section; try a skater dress instead.

4. Observe and Copy

Ever walked past someone and loved their outfit choice? Yep me too. By observing peoples style, it will be easier and cheaper for you to go shopping. When you see an outfit on someone you love, go back to your wardrobe and assess the clothes you already have. This will help you to understand what you don’t hand, thus shop for the items you need. This is important because it stops you from picking up everything you like when you’re out shopping. Instead, you’ll be focusing more on the style of jacket you’re looking for, or specific handbag, because you’ll have a clear picture in your head of the final outfit and look you’re going for.

5. Read Ladies Fashion Magazines

Knowledge is power and reading fashion magazines will help you to stay in the know about what items are trending this season. Whether they’re high-end or high-street, the fact is you’ll be able to recognise the style when you come across it at your local Westfield shopping centre. A beautiful handbag whose pictures you saw on one Bazaar magazine can’t make you break the bank when there are cheap stalls around.



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