- Find Your Style – Subscribe to your favorite fashion magazine or blog – whichever most closely reflects how you aspire to look. Use it each month to get inspiration – or find ways to repurpose pieces that are already in your closet.
- Pick Up Cheap Trends – Trends come and go, which means they’re not worth a big investment. Fortunately stores like H&M and Forever 21, or in shoe-of-the-month services like JustFab or Shoe Dazzle carry inexpensive trends. Spending as little as $100 per season will help you feel more confident.
- Mix High and Low – While you’re choosing a few trends to embrace each season, try to mix them with your more expensive items or accessories. Celebrities mix their expensive handbags with a $10 dress and you can too!
- Borrow – Renting items for a special event is not a new idea, but the Internet has taken it to a new level. With Rent the Runway for example, you can borrow a $620 Badgley Mischka gown for $70 in two sizes, and when your done, just drop it in the mail and they’ll take care of dry cleaning.
- Shop High-End Consignment – Do not, I repeat, do not shop at a thrift shop like Goodwill; instead, find a designer consignment store. If you don’t have one nearby, sites like ThreadUP sell gently used designer garments.