Home » 5 Ways to Reinvent Your Style on a Budget

5 Ways to Reinvent Your Style on a Budget

Perhaps, as the new year approaches, you feel the urge to smarten up? Or maybe you’re just ready to try something new? Either way, now’s the perfect time to consider a change.

But while it’s easy to overhaul your look with a budget like Rihanna’s and a personal stylist on speed dial, how can you make tweaks if your bank account has seen better days. Check out these tips and hacks for an inexpensive route to looking on-point.

Step 1: Make a Plan

Saving money means being wise about what you invest in, so it’s time to invoke some classic money saving rules before diving into your new wardrobe.

Firstly, if you’re not 100 per cent sure about an item, put it aside, think about it and come back after 30 days to see if you can’t live without it. Secondly, ask yourself two questions: do you really need it, and will it actually help switch up your style?

Pinterest is especially useful too: a place where you can virtually store items for your wardrobe reinvention and visualize how they’ll work together. As you browse online, pin everything you want for your new look and if you’ve got 20 tops and a single pair of jeans, you might realize where you’ve been going wrong in the past.

Step 2: Switch Up Your Beauty Routine

Often the most stylish women aren’t the ones wearing the coolest clothes but those who have an aesthetic signature, like a trademark hairstyle color or an awesome eyeliner look. Plus, this is a tweak that could even be free.

Try changing up that hair style, even if you don’t think you have the ‘right’ look for it; you can really surprise yourself if you are willing to take some risks. Similarly, toning down that makeup if you over do it usually or try getting clever with trying out different shades of lipsticks.

Other subtle changes you can make include going for a shorter haircut, cutting your bangs for a little edgier fringe, filling in those eyebrows, and trying out a new nail polish –  a small but effective tweak that’ll instantly elevate your overall appearance.

Step 3: Know the Brands That Suit You

Thrillingly, reinventing your look on a budget is about avoiding crazy financial risks. Part of that? Knowing the brands that suit you. If you’re already happy with the fit of a t-shirt or a particular skirt hem, then chances are you can return to where you got them for a successful rerun.

Topshop and Mango are great for those who prefer a more edgier look, while still being able to be on the more affordable side.

Gap and J.Crew, meanwhile, are better for basics; if you’re a fan of their classic t-shirts and jeans, try switching things up with the same styles in colors you wouldn’t normally consider.

Step 4: Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

The most stylish women are those with simple wardrobes that somehow always look fresh because of the way they style things, or the accessories they use to accent their looks.

Try jewelry – if you usually don’t wear much jewelry, how about adding some rings and a necklace to enhance your wardrobe? If you usually have your hair pulled back in a bun – why not try opting for a hat on your more casual days?

Step 5: Shop Second-Hand

If you’re not already familiar with second-hand stores (Modcloth or Etsy), then, frankly, what are you waiting for? These are often some of the best places to score an entire new wardrobe at a snip.

Online marketplace eBay is the biggest of them all, and one of the great perks is that people often clear out their whole closet at this time of year, meaning if there’s someone whose style you admire, you can sweep up their carefully curated wardrobe.

Alternatively, if you love a certain designer and want to buy into their aesthetic, sample sales are a goldmine. Most designer labels do them, twice a year towards the end of the season, with discounts of up to 90 per cent off .

More Fashion Fabula

The History of Female Hats

Would you say hats are an accessory or a necessity? Looking back in time it becomes apparent that they have been both. Let’s take a

The Ultimate Denim Shop

Finding the perfect pair of jeans can be quite the challenge. Sometimes the path to perfection can be a bumpy one, since denim shopping tends

How to Wear Tweed

It’s time to forget everything you thought you knew about tweed. Reimagined for autumn/winter 2015, this heritage cloth – worn for centuries – now comes

Los Angeles: The Garment District

If the tag on your clothing reads made in Los Angeles, they more than likely come from the Fashion District. Hollywood costume departments have custom

Editor’s Pick

The “Keep Austin Weird” bumper sticker begins to greet travelers along the I-35 as they mosey on into Austin, Texas. Visit downtown and stroll along

Best New Sunglasses for 2016

Ray-Ban Clubround Sunglasses Mixing pieces of Clubmaster and Round styles, these shades forge a new identity that’s no less appealing. The tortoise and black frames

How to Throw a Dinner Party

If you’ve been holding off throwing a party because you think your place is too small, or you’re embarrassed that it’s unfinished or not decorated

Tips for Visiting National Parks

There are so many breathtaking landscapes and endless activities in our U.S. national parks. From whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon to exploring the elegant

The Black Friday List


Arts and Crafts

In the late nineteenth century, art critic John Ruskin and textile designer William Morris advocated the embracement of natural patterns inspired by the British countryside.

Look of the Week by Macy’s

Clockwise from left to right: Ray-Ban Sunglasses,Shearling Lamb Coat,7 for All Mankind Jeans,Ribbed Turtleneck,Madden Girl Boots

The History of Wedding Dresses

Shopping for that perfect wedding dress often takes months of searching, budgeting, and fittings. The tradition of brides wearing white has never symbolized virginity or

Weekend Closet: Valentine’s Day

Akris Punto Faux Leather Trim Jersey Skirt, $395.00 at Nordstroms  – This Faux leather trim adds a sleek finishing touch to a classic jersey pencil

Shop Stylish Hats For Spring

With vacations, pool time, and festivals on everyone’s mind this spring, it’s no wonder everyone is searching for the perfect hat right now. Whether you

History in Fashion: Ripped Jeans

Ripped jeans, as many of us know, was usually a result of over-wearing. Prior to the 1970’s, ripped jeans was mainly associated with the less

History in Fashion: The Tracksuit

So much of the modern woman’s wardrobe finds its origins in the world of sport, and the tracksuit – unsurprisingly, given the name – is

Latest Fashion Coupons

There are no coupons currently available

Fashion Brands


Use a social network:


Feedback/Suggest Brands

Again, welcome to Your Brandzaffair. Our goal is to be your daily source for immediate access to all your favorite brandz with their best offers, in addition to providing insights and reviews in your lifestyle interests. We want to always continue to improve your experience. Please tell us what you think and what we can do better.

Spread the Word