A BROKE CHIC'S GUIDE TO STAYING FASHIONABLE
Hey guy, I know I can't believe it's been a whole week with no post, my apologies.
Times have changed people, gone are the days where I shopped like crazy, bought new shoes every month and stored clothes I didn't wear.
While, I'm not exactly broke, I just can't afford to shop the way I used to (naija is hard). So if you're a chic like me who doesn't have as much cash to shop till you drop, then this post is for you!
Tip 1. Thrift
I could go on and on about my love for vintage. As I stated in my last post, vintage not only helps you to stand out, it also helps you save a lot of money and still get quality items. If you're not sure how to go about thrifting, then check out this post (here) for tips. Perhaps I'll do a full post on why I thrift.
Tip 2: Sales
If you can't buy full priced items then why not wait till sales? Now in Nigeria, sales are not as crazy but our online shopping sites are doing a great job. TNLdesigns is even on sale now. And sites like Jumia, Payporte, Eve&Tribe, 5KShop have sales and discounts from time to time. You can also try Asos, well at least when the Naira behaves.
Haul post Here
Tip 3: Think Basics
Tip 3: Think Basics
Focus on building a wardrobe with all the wardrobe essentials listed here. You might not have money to shop consistently but the trick is to invest in items that can easily be styled in multiple ways. Before buying something, ask yourself, where would I wear this to and how many ways can I style it?
Tip 4: Tailored
Since coming back, I've found it quite hard to get affordable clothes that suit my style. But with custom-made clothes you just buy your fabrics, get your design and there you go, clothes made specifically for you. Unfortunately tailors are unfaithful but we can follow the footsteps of fellow bloggers Grace and Enkay, in learning how to sew.
Tip 5: Save
My last and final tip is to save. Sometimes you have to deprive yourself of certain things to get that item you want. If it's a pair of shoes, then rather than eating KFC, eat Buka food so you can get those shoes.
What tips would you give to a fashionista on a budget?