Budget fashion to some people may represent cheap and poor quality but to many of us it represents getting the most bang for our buck. When it comes to looking affordably chic it’s not just about what you’re wearing but how you style it and present yourself. Be unique in your style so much so that someone wearing the same outfit will look completely different from you.

AuH20 Thriftique
AuH20 Thriftique (Time Out New York)

Shop at your local thrift stores:

You can find a lot of goodies at these stores. They may be out of season or ill fitting. Take them to a tailor or amend them yourself to look exactly how you want. According to Time Out New York, here are some of the best thrift stores in New York to check out: Housing Works, Goodwill, AuH20 Thriftique, and Vintage Thrift.

Zara’s Wool blazer.

Invest in basic pieces:

Trends come and go so if you are someone who follows trends you are likely spending more money than you should. Instead of buying the newest “It” item every season you should invest in timeless pieces that transcends all seasons. They may be expensive the first time you buy them but consider the money you will be saving in the long run when you don’t have to buy them again. Another good thing about basics is that you can style them in many different ways to fit your individual style. For example, a blazer never goes out of style and can add an extra chic touch to any look.

Olivia Palermo’s closet. (British Vogue)

Shop your closet:

Try shopping your closet once in a while instead of buying new outfits for every special event. Be creative with what you already have in your wardrobe and think of different ways to style your favorite items. Make sure you have exhausted all styling options before buying new items.

What are some of the ways you maintain a low budget while staying consistently stylish? Please share your tricks in the comment section below or tweet me @Linda_LMExpose