It doesn’t take a fortune to be fabulous. In fact, money can sometimes be a hindrance. Yeah, I said it. Spending more doesn’t mean you get more. Have we learned nothing from the uberpopular Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop” ditty?
You have to appreciate style, not just consume it. Shopping at thrift stores, buying a well-made skirt that doesn’t have a designer label, getting denim for the fit, not the pocket and knowing what flatters your body are all cheap and easy ways to look great without spending a fortune.
If you have the money to spend, make it a splurge. Make it count. Make it a stunning gotta-have-it-will-love-it-forever kind of item. I’m talking to you, Rick Owens leather jacket. Otherwise, unless it’s second nature to you, don’t go nuts for a $100 T-shirt.
Shopping for quality and shopping for what you love is cheap trick No. 1. Never buy something just because it’s cheap. Forget the price and ask yourself if you love it. Ask yourself if you have anything that already serves the same purpose. Ask yourself if wearing it will make your day just a little bit brighter. If the answer is no, it’s probably not worth it at any price.
And because we’re on the topic, we thought we’d share a collection of cheap tricks to get the most out of your style, not your wallet.