If money’s too tight to mention, that’s no reason for your clothes to be too tight, too. Learn how to turn heads without breaking the bank with this handy guide.
- Shop at hypermarkets and discount pharmacies for your cosmetics and toiletries.
- Rather than blindly following fashion trends, which change all the time, create your own style with a mix of trendy and classic clothes. Only wear items that are flattering. Having confidence in yourself as a unique individual is so much sexier than being a fashion victim.
- Shop at second-hand stores for vintage items, and low-priced chain stores for basics (skinny jeans, vests, underwear, white and black shirts and tops that go with everything).
- Forget about designer clothes – be realistic. The important thing is whether your clothing is in a colour that suits you and looks good on you. You can find such items really cheaply if you keep an eye out.
- Be like your mom – it’s likely that she sewed and altered her own clothes back in the day. It’s fun to experiment, so give it a try!
- Choose items that are versatile, like a smart shirt that looks good whether it’s tucked into pants or a skirt or worn open over a vest.
- Invest in good-quality, leather shoes, rather than plastic and rubber ones. They’re more comfortable and will last forever.
- Shave with shampoo or conditioner instead of shaving cream – it works!
- When buying clothes, check that they’re machine-washable. Dry-cleaning is super-expensive.
- To women: You only need one handbag. Versatile colours are brown, white or metallic – it doesn’t have to match your shoes.
- To women again: You don’t need name-brand blusher, eye shadow, concealer, eyeliner or mascara. The only beauty item worth spending a lot on is your foundation, which lasts for a long time anyway.
Dior and Prada are wonderful – we know – but for now, you may as well embrace those off-brand items. No matter your budget, you can still look like a million bucks!