How to adopt a celebrity style on a budget

If you have good taste and an eye for aesthetics, then you probably admire many of the well-designed clothes and hairstyles and accessories that you see celebrities wearing in magazine articles about a big social event covered by the paparazzi.

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Well, here’s the good news: it’s probably easier than you think to be elegant and stylish.

In fact, one of the most intriguing things about getting that trendy look is that it doesn’t have to cost as much you might imagine. In truth, there are many budget hacks that you can use to look like a celebrity without the price tag.

Try out these 4 tips to spend less on fashion so that you will have more money available to spend on other stuff:

1. Start with the shades

If you’re intrigued by the latest women’s celebrity glasses, then you probably wonder where to shop for them. Frankly, it’s as simple as finding a website that has carefully researched the latest women’s collections. What’s more, you’ll often find them surprisingly affordable.

2. Decide on your perfect hairstyle

It doesn’t have to cost a small fortune to wear the most interesting styles and choose one that would suit you perfectly. Check out your favorite blogs or magazines until you find a style that will look good on you. Naturally, it has to be something that works with the texture, volume, and color of your hair, as well as the shape of your face. Do you want vintage waves? Do you prefer sleek and smooth? What about an updo with a hint of a bang? When you start paying attention to all the nuances available, you might be a little overwhelmed by all the choice available.

Often even a small change in the way you wear your hair can make a huge difference in how you feel and how others perceive you. For instance, you can appear to have more volume by simply adding a front poof. Also, pay attention to any hair accessories that you might need. Accessories that you used to wear in school are now making a comeback among supermodels.

Once you find something you love, share these images with your hairdresser. If it’s a blog post, print it out, and if it’s in a magazine, tear it out. Take it with you to your next hair appointment.

3. Buy fewer clothes but pay more for each piece

Often clothes are expensive simply because you get what you pay for. Instead of getting a large number of inexpensive outfits, get a few pricey ones. You’ll end up paying about the same amount when you shift your focus to quality rather quantity.

Once you’ve assembled a basic wardrobe, then learn how to mix and match. One thing that will make this easier is to decide on a clothing style. For instance, there’s Vintage Fashion Style, Bohemian Fashion Style, and Chic Fashion Style. But if those don’t appeal to you, then there’s always Artsy Fashion Style, Sexy Fashion Style, and Casual Fashion Style. This is just the short list; many more options are available.

By adopting a certain style, it will be easier to decide what to buy. Additionally, it will be easy to combine two pieces of clothing from the same style. In short, it’s a simpler, more economical way to organise your fashion choices.

4. Master the art of accessorising

The funny thing about accessories is that they aren’t peripheral. Shoes can change your whole look; scarves can add interest to an outfit; and bright bracelets can make a strong statement, adding a bold colour vibe. Looking good for less can include finding just the right accessory.

In conclusion, the more you get into it, the easier it will be to be trendy. What’s more, you don’t have to spend your grocery money to get the look you want. Images of graceful living are everywhere, so let your imagination run wild.

You can get a whole new wardrobe or a completely different look by knowing what it is that you want and learning where to shop. Besides relishing the pleasure of constantly surprising your family and friends and co-workers, you just feel better when you’re looking chic.

Jenna Brown

About Jenna Brown

I'm a San Diego-based freelance writer and mother. When I'm not chasing my kiddos around or tapping away at the computer on my latest article, you can find me hiking, reading or lounging on the beach.