7 Tricks for Revamping Your Personal Style on a Budget

Does the new year mean a new you? Changing your personal style is great fun as well as a good boost for the self-confidence. However, what can you do if a new pay raise has yet to arrive?

There are quite a few simple tricks you can use to revamp your style on a budget. Their applications will differ depending on the type of style you want to have. But the ideas are sure to provide inspiration.


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How to Revamp Your Style on a Budget
1.     Customize your current wardrobe

In the majority of cases, a girl’s wardrobe is full of clothes she hardly ever wears. You can put them to use now that you are looking for new ways of self-expression. Look up some guides on how to customize clothing by hand or employ a professional to help you. In either case, the overall cost will be much lower than buying brand-new items.


2.     Launch a clothes swap campaign

Remember that clothes you aren’t wearing? If you can’t turn it into something new you’d love, swap it for something else. You can start with talking to your family and friends as they are bound to have similar issues. In case your styles don’t align at all, you can find ‘swapping’ opportunities online.


3.     Accessorize on a budget

Today you can easily find exquisite accessories at very affordable prices. Go for originality to compensate for the lack of precious gems. For example, the Moonglow Classic Necklace with black Swarovski crystal in pewter will look stunning with a variety of party outfits. Buying affordable accessories is the new chic. Even Kate Middleton does this.


4.     Dive into the depth of eBay and Etsy

To revamp your style on a budget you need to not only get the best bargains, but also the most stylish outfits and accessories. EBay and Etsy offer both, especially if you take your time truly surfing through them. The tricky thing is that you need to have a rather solid idea of what you are looking for beforehand. Otherwise, you will get swamped with thousands of available offers. Thus, start with finding inspiration and outlining your new style.


5.     Get your own signature

Every truly outstanding celebrity has something unique that sets them apart from the rest. Marilyn Monroe had her bleached hair and the mole, Gwen Stefani has a love for red lipstick and penchant for overlooking limitations of formal styles. As you can see, neither of these are things that require a major investment, yet they are marks of a unique style. This means that you don’t have to completely replace your wardrobe in order to create a new way of presenting yourself to the world. Instead, focus on details that will show off the new ‘true you’.


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6.     If buying new, go for classics

This might seem counterproductive as the point is revamping your style. However, practicality should win when your budget is limited. You can personalize the outfits with accessories as well as by mixing and matching classic clothes with a few original statement pieces. By investing in classic designs, such as an LBD (Little Black Dress), pencil skirt, white button-down blouse, etc., you ensure that revamping your looks in the future will become cheaper and easier.


7.     Get some extra money

When you need to revamp your style on a budget, you shouldn’t forget that you can increase that budget without taking out the money from other needs. Instead, sell the clothes you aren’t using yourself and cannot customize. This might be a long shot and the payoff is hard to predict. However, this will allow you to both declutter and get at least some extra cash.


What do you think of these 7 tricks for revamping your personal style on a budget?


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Why More Women are Quitting Their Jobs to Run Their Own Business

The journey to independence for women has been a very long one. If you go through history, women had to fight to have a place as members of the work force. It was a huge struggle as women were relegated to the background. According to societal norms, the only job women could do at that time was to be housewives.

Fast forward to the 21st century, women are taking up more roles in the work force. They are not only trained to practice their profession, they also head key positions. From the civil service to corporate institutions, women are no longer an unfamiliar sight.


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But now there is a new trend springing up. More women are transitioning from being employees to being business owners. I am privileged to be among them. I left my 9-to-5 to focus on my own business.

A lot of people wonder why there are more women quitting their jobs to run businesses of their own. I thought it will be a good idea to compile a list of key reasons why they do so.


Participating in the rat race doesn’t cut it anymore

Having a 9-to-5 jobs creates the illusion of stability and an avenue to practice your profession. You’re assured of a regular job with a good salary and a pension when you retire. But the truth is that working at a 9-to-5 job is anything BUT stable.

You could be fired at any time. Your salary may not be enough to pay all your bills and you could end up living on your credit card. The office politics causes both emotional and mental agony. Even if everything about working at a 9-to-5 were rosy, it doesn’t give you fulfillment.

Smart women know that in order to truly experience a good life, they need to take matters into their own hands and be their own bosses.



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You’re more in control

If there is anything working as an employee doesn’t offer, it would be living life on your own terms. As an employee, you are constantly taking orders from a superior. Unlike a 9-to-5, running your own business guarantees flexible working hours and you are able to work towards what you want to receive every month.

Female entrepreneurs know that taking care of a family comes with a lot of responsibilities and no matter how generous your employer is there are some things he or she will not be willing to waive for you.


Freedom to pursue your passion

Let’s face it. You can actually count the number of people who are happy with their cubicle lifestyle. I remember when I was working at my 9-to-5, more than half of my colleagues sulked to work. Starting from Monday, everyone was looking forward to Friday so that they could enjoy the weekend. I can never forget the days my work caused me so much strain and sadness.

When I finally called it quits and started my own business, I established a business that brought me fulfillment. I was able to do something that I am passionate about.


That is exactly what female entrepreneurs get to enjoy when they run their own businesses. They do what they love and business is never a drag because they are passionate about what they are doing.

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