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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Christmas Gift Ideas

The countdown to Christmas has began and the festive season is upon us. While we are busy shopping, trying to get last minute Christmas gifts sorted, here are some Christmas Gift Ideas for women you may find useful. There is also a unisex stocking filler gift idea on here.


Magnitone London – Barefaced Facial Cleansing Brush
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This Magnitone London Facial Brush Rose Gold Limited Edition would make a great Christmas gift. I have used the beauty gadget for months now, and it is one of the best things to ever happen to my skin. I would be lost without my daily cleansing.

If you are struggling to think of a fabulous gift to give a beauty lover in your life, you can try this. Or just your get it for yourself as a Christmas present. You can get this facial brush for £49.99 now as it is currently on sale. The original price is £90.


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Ted Baker Sunglasses

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I love my sunglasses so this item should come as no surprise to my regular readers.

This Ted Baker Sunglasses stocked at The Optic Shop would serve as a stylish Christmas present for the fashion conscious woman. I love the grey frame and butterfly shape of the sunglasses. It is a very pretty design and I love the price tag too. You can grab yours for £39.


Tribe Perfume

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I am a perfume lover, so I naturally love giving out perfumes as gifts too! This Tribe Perfume smells so good, it would make any woman happy this Christmas.

It opens with a lovely cocktail of juicy fruits, a bouquet of rose, jasmine and orange flower brings the femininity. Then, soft musks, creamy vanilla and sheer cedarwood are enveloping and comfortable offering a bold and unique signature.

This iconic 90’s perfume smells too good. I was so impressed with the fragrance. It currently retails for £24.99 for a 30ml bottle.


Magical Strapless

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This Magical Strapless Bra by Magic Body Fashion is the newest innovation in the strapless bra industry. It is great for wearing a dress with a low back. The extra fabric backstrap comes in very handy too!


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I think this Magical Strapless Bra would make a great Christmas present. Grab it for £35.


Sensodyne Pronamel Strong and Bright Enamel Toothpaste

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If you are on the lookout for cheap but useful stocking filler gifts, check out the Sensodyne website for great products like this New Pronamel Strong and Bright Enamel Toothpaste. 

This toothpaste should create even whiter smiles this festive season. It retails for £5 for 75ml tube.


What do you think of these Christmas gift ideas? Did any catch your eye?


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Style Icon – Melania Trump

Since the US elections last year, President Trump has attracted a huge amount of bad publicity. His wife Melania Trump was not left out of media attention. Although not attracting attention for political reasons, Melania has been quite a fashion diva. It’s difficult to ignore Melania’s commendable fashion sense as she goes from one event to another looking amazing.


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What I like about her style is she’s still in touch with her background as a former fashion model and she rocks almost every outfit anywhere she goes to, whether it’s a formal or a casual event.

In the past couple of months, America’s First Lady has kept a low profile, yet her style speaks volumes. So, I think we can still learn a lot from her personal style. Melania is clearly a woman who knows the value of quality brands. She was caught wearing styles from big names like Dior, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

It recently made big news that Melania wore Dior on her meeting with Prince Harry. Her black and white checked double-breasted 2 piece culotte suit looked very formal yet fashionable qualifying as a formal attire fit for the occasion.

Due to her status as the First Lady of one of the most powerful countries in the world, she is going to partake in a lot of diplomatic events and, of course, she had to learn to dress the part. She knows how to wear a suit and she knows it. Whether it is a skirt suit or trousers suit, Melania is a master at wearing both without compromising her femininity. With her matching pumps or stilettos, every suit is given that touch of elegance.


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Melanie Trump’s Personal Style

If I were to use 3 words to describe her style, I would say: powerful, sophisticated and chic. I love how she blends all this with her choice of style.

There have been times when Melania Trump made really bold choices in her outfits. For example, the bright neon-pink Delpozo coat dress drew a lot of attention during her first United Nations speech. The dress was complimented by pumps of the same colour and she looked great in them.



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Coats seem to be Melania’s thing as she is seen a lot in them. The black belted jacquard coat captured the mood of the occasion when she and her husband Donald Trump held a moment of silence to honour souls of the victims of the ghastly event on September 11.

Melania is quite a diva even in causal clothes, wearing outfits like a buttoned up shirt and capris or slacks. Despite that, she always knows how to add a bit of class to causal by wearing a pair of stilettos with the outfit.

Her choice of dresses has been simple and chic. Melania seems to be a fan of Monique Lhuillier and her floral number looked wonderful with her matching stilettos.

What do you think of Melania Trump as a Style Icon?


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