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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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How to Style your Boyish Figure

Many women do have a boyish figure. And many have no clue how best to style this body shape. You have a boyish figure if your bust and hips are a similar width, with a small bust and no defined waist.

 

 

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Every body shape is beautiful and you can make the most of by your figure by following these style tips –

 

Create an illusion of a defined waist

With a boyish figure, there is usually no defined waist. However, you can create an illusion of a was it with a wide belt on a loose blouse and full skirt. It works like magic!

 

Show the legs off

Most ladies with boyish figures having long slim legs. Make sure you make the most of this gift by showing the legs off as often as possible. Opt for an A-line mini skirt to show off the legs and create an illusion of a waist too!

 

Avoid high-waisted jeans & wide-legged trousers

Avoid high-waisted jeans and trousers. They eliminate curves and make you look even less curvy. Also stay away from wide-legged trousers/jeans for the same reasons.

 

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Go skinny

Skinny jeans/trousers are the way to go for most body shapes, and it is no different with the boyish shape. They look great on most women when styled properly. When wearing skinny jeans, ensure you wear a different shape on top for the right look. Pairing skinny jeans with a loose-fitting top is a great way to style.

 

Opt for horizontal stripes

For most body shapes, horizontal stripes do not work but they do for the boyish shape because of the slim upper body. Horizontal stripe pieces help to create an illusion of a bigger bust, which is what a boyish figure needs.

 

These are my 5 style tips for styling the boyish body shape. Do you have any tips to style share? Please sound off in the comments section below.

 

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8 Styling Tips for the Holidays

In need of some inspiration for striking yet festive fashion? Look no further! We’ve curated the best ideas to help you dazzle while decking the halls. Read through our list of eight styling tips for this year and stand out at any occasions.

 

Ditch the Denim

You wear denim 11 months out of the year, so why not store them temporarily until your party circuit is over? Instead of going for your go-to skinny jeans, try on a pair of some tapered black trousers.

Tis the Season to Sparkle

Maybe it’s the tinsel everywhere, but there is no better time of year to embrace glitter than during the holidays. Incorporate shimmering pieces into your festive look by wearing a sequined skirt, metallic blazer, or a crystal-embellished pair of shoes. Be careful not to go too overboard, though – you’re not trying to actually look like a Christmas tree.

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Inject Some Colour 

When we discuss color here, we’re not talking about just red and green. Try broadening your spectrum this year and embrace graphic patterns. If you’re hoping to get kissed beneath that mistletoe, you’re going to need to stand out. The little black dress is becoming a bit boring, so add elements of this season’s popular jewel tones, neons, or acid brights to turn things up.

 

Embrace the Velvet

Velvet is a fashion trend that has barely left the fashion scene since it emerged as a trend in the 90’s. This soft, shimmering fabric is perfect for the holidays in deep tones of purple or burgundy. Try it as a dress or wear it as a blazer. If velvet isn’t totally your thing, find a fabric shoes or an accessory embellished with the material.

 

Experiment with Textures and Layers

Save the simplicity for the other times of year – the holidays are for fun and festivity! Be bold and try experimenting with new layers such as leather, lace, faux fur, and embellished-everything. If you’re going for a more muted white-on-white look, be sure to layer different cream hues, textures, and weights to avoid looking too matchy.

 

Finish with Statement Outerwear

Baby, it’s cold outside, and a chic coat is a must have. It’ll be the first thing people see when you arrive at your holiday soiree, so be sure to make a stunning first impression. Aim for a perfectly tailored trench coat (and don’t forget about your local neighborhood seamstress if you need a little alteration). To enhance your silhouette and keep your coat looking new with each wear, try picking up a couple of belts or brooches to cinch your waist. Not feeling the classic coat? Go bold with a bomber jacket, or add glamour with thick faux fur.

 

Let your statement pieces reflect your personality. Sometimes, statements are more funny than they are stylish—yup, we’re talking ugly Christmas sweaters for women. Make a hilarious Christmas statement at your next holiday shindig, whether you opt for a sweater that boasts a Christmas unicorn or funny phrase.

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Add Eye-catching Jewellery 

Never been brave enough to wear those dramatic statement necklaces? Now is the time to explore large necklaces with excessive amounts of dangles, beads, studs, spikes, or any other intricate details made from a variety of materials. These necklaces are made in an infinite amount of colors and combinations, so you’ll be sure to find a piece that can enhance any ensemble. Pro tip: when wearing bold jewelry, keep the rest of your look simple, or risk appearing excessively gaudy.

 

Wrap it up with a Bow

Make your presence the present when you add a ribbon to your outfit. They’re the easiest way to dress up any look, from a black dress to a camisole. Simply gift wrap yourself by tying it around your waist – either centered or to the side – as a replacement of a belt and find a form-flattering figure underneath. You can also string a bright satin ribbon through your pants’ loopholes or garnish a bun with a pretty bow for a can’t-miss holiday accessory.

Make spirits bright and spread the holiday cheer this year by adding a little festival flare to your everyday wardrobe!

 

Do you have any styling tips for the holidays to share?

 

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