This is Style in the D and I’m your host, Sydney B!

When you’re dressing on a budget, simplicity is key. The question is: how can expensive looks be achievable on a budget? Well, here are a few of my favorite fashion budgeting tips:

Thrift: Visiting thrift stores, garage sales or your best friend’s closet is an ideal way to expand your wardrobe and save some cash. You’ll find vintage clothing and past season trends at a very low price.

Head to the Outlet Mall: Outlet Malls are notorious for continuously promoting discounted prices. Occasionally many stores will have sales where an additional percentage will be taken off an already marked down item as well.

Pay Cash:
Leave the credit or debit card at home. Paying with cash gives insight to how much you are actually paying. This will prompt you to make better buying decisions.

Break out those old Gift Cards: It’s common to receive a gift card, then store it away, and later forget all about it so break that bad habit. Instead of paying with cash or credit, track down your stash and pay by using a gift card.

Save your Receipts: Most stores will grant a price adjustment if you’ve recently purchased an item at the regular retail price. This is not only beneficial to you, but to the store as well. Many store managers would prefer refunding a portion of the funds rather than the entire sale.

Here’s a great fashion quote that I would like to leave you with: Coco Chanel said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

Have a great rest of your day!

Sydney Bowden is a junior at Western Michigan University majoring in Film, Video, and Media Studies with a minor in Apparel Merchandising. She’s an intern for CBS/CW50 Television network station by day and a retail sales associate for Champs Sports and True Religion Brand Jeans in the evening. Her favorite quote: “In order to succeed, your desire for success has to be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby


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