The Big Return Of 90s Fashion

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Every so often, you’ll click on the television only to see an old episode of Charmed or F.R.I.E.N.D.S or some other dated show appear on the screen and one of the first things you’ll acknowledge is the fashion. Memories of you wearing what they are wearing quickly flash about in your mind, some more haunting than others as you mutter the words, “I can’t believe I used to wear that?!” through a horrified gasp.

But before you dismiss the fashion of the 90s too quickly, a lot of it is making a comeback and so you may want to pop back to your parent’s house, head to the attic and start rummaging around.

  1. Don’t Choke

The choker necklace is well and truly enjoying a resurgence and for good reason. They are just so darn cute. You know the kind, the ones that sit halfway up your neck, usually in black lace with a little pendant. They came and conquered, and then quickly disappeared with the millennium, but they are back.

  1. Time For Combat

N the 90s, there was only one type of footwear that could go with absolutely anything, and that was combat boots. Daisy Duke’s plaid skirts, hem trousers, midi-skirts – combat boots could be worn with everything, a notion that is being celebrated once again. We know right, who would have thunk it?

  1. For The Love Of Leather

Leather jackets were all the rage back in the mid-90s and, much like the combat boot thing, they would be rocked with all sorts of outfits. And they are being rocked in the same way now. They go with long flowing bohemian dresses, pencil skirts, short-shorts and, yes, even wedding gowns are getting the leather jacket makeover. So, for the love of whoever, go and find your old one and give a right good dusting off.

  1. Flower Power

Floral dresses are back in business, and just like they were in the 90s, being enjoyed by those who still have black makeup and a love for all things grunge. Admittedly, we used to rock the same style back then and a part of us still wants to. After all, floral dresses paired with a choker and a large-rimmed hat is one of the coolest looks to ever get a look-in.

  1. Forever Flannel

Talking of the grunge look making a resurgence, what could be more 90s grunge than a flannel shirt, especially one that is worn around your waist? Well, in 2018, that is looking like a comeback statement, especially if you pair it correctly, say using it to give a shirt dress that little bit more shape and je ne sais quoi.

  1. Double That Denim

Denim shirts were all the rage and then, for some unknown reason, they disappeared into the forgotten. Thankfully, though, they have come back bigger than ever and are now the epitome of cool. We’re talking denim shirts, denim jackets with large embroidered patches, doubling up that denim and everything else that was once the look of glory.

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How to Keep Your Closet On Trend All Year

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Start As You Mean To Go On

It’s the start of a brand new year, and the “new year, new me” mantra is in everyone’s mind and on everyone’s lips, it seems. Friends are striving to become better cooks and to spend more time enjoying weekend activities. Your partner is promising to be a better timekeeper, to procrastinate less, and to wash up more of the dishes, and perhaps you’ve told yourself you’re going to eat that extra portion of leafy greens and exercise more – that five minute car journey to the store will become the fifteen minute walk instead. All of these little changes and tweaks are great. They’re making steps, however small to begin with, toward a healthier, happier, and more productive life. Small changes can make a big difference in your day-to-day life and with these changes comes a new vigor for feeling and looking good. If you look good, you feel good.

Style and Versatility 

Consider building the contents of your closet around classic and chic items. Try to assemble staple and essential pieces that can be reworked and let your closet take shape. So often less is more, so find items that you love, and ones that promise to bring vitality and a fresh feel to older clothes that might otherwise have seen their best days. Items that are widely recognized as forming the list of staples include a good pair of skinny jeans, a plain white button-down shirt and a sharp blazer – blazers are compatible with job interviews and also, you’ll be overjoyed to hear, for joining friends for late evening cocktails and the like. Blazers can be made to look smart and also smart-casual where they are required to. A fitted black blazer with a light blue pair of jeans has long been a classic piece of design engineering.

Reinvent Your Closet 

Transform something you deemed a little worse for wear, like a battered leather jacket for example, with a new large brightly colored scarf. The way you dress will change inevitably, at least somewhat, if you’re one to keep up to date with what’s hot and what’s not, and what’s in season. Small changes here and there are what can turn an outfit around, adding a tan belt, instead of a black one, to a pair of jeans can alter, although subtly, how they will look once on.

Keep it Classic

The way you dress is important, after all, it’s a direct expression of yourself and your individuality. The fashion industry is forever revamping and renewing itself, and what’s in style one season can be considered a fashion faux pas the next. If you know what you’re doing when it comes to smart shopping, then you could see yourself save money by purchasing pieces of fashionable clothing that have stood the test of time and have long been considered on trend; consistently earning their place in the wardrobes of fashionistas year after year, much like the little black dress. Think about choosing well-tailored and well-made pieces of clothing in materials that have a far greater likelihood of longevity. Think quality over quantity. Investment buy where you can, and then dress up, or dress down your essential wardrobe contents.

Keep it Chic 

The French do style so well; almost effortlessly. Cracking their style secrets may not be so hard, and the Parisian chic look is far more attainable than you may at first think. France certainly has a long history of being set apart from the rest when it comes to classic flair and stylish edge, think Coco Chanel, whose style was largely to keep it simple, with simplistic and unfussy cuts. She is known to have favored the nautical and monochrome look, wearing a blue or black striped top teamed with pants of traditionally masculine cuts. To master the chic apparel, think simplicity and think dark, timeless colors. By doing this, you’re also building a timeless wardrobe that will last for many years to come.

Je Ne Sais Que

Actress Brigitte Bardot similarly followed Coco Chanel’s advice on how to be stylish to a large extent. Bardot added a certain something to the simple elegance of before, updating her look, as the time dictated in the roaring 1960’s, by wearing black over-the-knee boots with a black skirt, still keeping the colours monochrome and muted. You can emulate this style by coordinating slim fitting boots, ones like these petite boots, with a black skirt and a plain striped top, or with jeans, or cigarette pants. This look is quintessentially ’60’s, ageless and immortalized as being a sophisticated ensemble. There’s no need to break the bank either; this timeless look can be recreated again and again, in a multitude of ways. You’re investing in style and yourself.

Know Where To Look 

Become familiar with what looks good on you and what you feel comfortable and confident in. Know your shape and how to complement it; there’s nothing worse than accidentally dressing in clothing that’s unflattering for your shape. Signing up to receive style newsletters and fashion magazines is advisable for a boost of inspiration. Follow fashion and lifestyle blogs for daily recommendations; look for a style icon and keep up-to-date on their fashion endevours. You can look to many reputable, and internationally popular magazines to absorb the “how to” lists on dressing to impress, or “know hows” regarding causing a stir in the office or by walking downtown. Do some research and find out how to slim certain areas or to accentuate curves you wish to make a feature of in your outfit and style.

Dare to Wear 

Try something out that you wouldn’t have last year, decide to buy that piece of clothing you thought you wouldn’t be able to pull off. Be daring. Pluck up the courage to move outside of your comfort zone and your confidence and closet will thank you. Keep it classic, chic and on trend, and you’ll look forward to facing each and every new year.

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5 Essential Items Every Child Needs in Their Winter Wardrobe

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Do you want to create both a stylish and practical wardrobe for your child? If so, there are some items you must incorporate into their style. Check out the six essential items every child needs in their winter wardrobe.

  1. A Winter Warming Coat

A winter-warming coat is a must-have in every child’s wardrobe, as it will ensure both their comfort and protection is met during arduous weather conditions, such as sleet, snow, and rain. You must, therefore, opt for a warm, stylish coat that will protect them from the elements, which will ensure their health during colder temperatures. Browse the Nickis Dior kids range to find the best designer coats for your little one.

  1. Jeans

Every child needs a comfortable pair of jeans to slide into to play with friends, run in the backyard or to go shopping with Mom and Dad. It is a staple clothing item that will complement almost every outfit, as you can mix and match the jeans with t-shirts, jumpers, jackets, shirts, vests, or blouses. It is one clothing item they will want to wear each day, as it is both functional and comfortable.

  1. Sneakers

Comfort is important to every child, as they will need the right footwear to walk or run across different terrains. Not only are they both comfortable and functional, but a pair of stylish sneakers will also allow your child to have a little fun with their personal style. Plus, the more fashionable the footwear, the more presentable they will look to others. So, allow your little one to wear a cozy, stylish pair of sneakers that will complement their wardrobe.

  1. Sweater

When the weather takes a turn for the worst, you will be glad you invested in different sweaters for your child. Your son or daughter can simply place the knitwear over their heads, which will allow them to warm up in an instant. You can also team it up with a staple pair of jeans and sneakers, which you can mix and match using different colors and patterns.

  1. Jacket

It is hard to know how to dress your child when the weather isn’t too hot yet isn’t too cold. That is why you must ensure you incorporate a trendy jacket into your son or daughter’s wardrobe, so they can simply put on the garment if they feel a little chilly either in the great outdoors or inside. It is certainly one item you should take with you on your travels, as it will allow you to protect their health when the cold weather strikes.

  1. Boots

Sneakers might look great on their feet, but they might not provide the right level of protection during colder temperatures. We, therefore, recommend you invest in a high-quality pair of boots, which will help keep their feet warm during the winter months. With so many styles available to choose from, you are bound to find a design your child will love.

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Bigger, Bolder, Better: Fabulous Ways You Can Brighten Your Appearance

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Have you heard about the January blues? It tends to be at this time of year where feel at our lowest point. With colder weather looming and the dark nights still taking hold, it can be hard to snap out of a bad mood. It’s at this point of the year that we also try and focus on self-improvement. Perhaps exercising more, focusing on our diet or the way we look. So I thought it would be an ideal time to share with you some of the easy ways you could brighten up your appearance. Which could have a positive impact on your mood and well-being.

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Put some focus back into your skincare

Our skin can take a beating in winter, with the harsh weather drying it out or making us look pale and tired. So now more than ever would be an ideal time to put a bit of focus back on to your skincare routine. Ensuring that you are cleansing your face and getting rid of any makeup when it comes to the end of the day. It would also be a great opportunity to use a thicker moisturiser to add some much-needed moisture back into your dry and flaky skin. Doing this could instantly give your complexion a glow and make you feel better in your own skin. You might also want to consider drinking more water as this is another great way to boost the health of your skin.

Try out a new hairstyle or color

Are you bored of your current style? Have you had the same cut and color done for years? Now is the time to change things up and try something new. Perhaps changing your hair color is enough, or even opting for a shorter style. It could transform the way you look straight away and give you the confidence boost you need. If you have shorter hair why not consider adding extensions to try out a different look? There are plenty of semipermanent and permanent options to consider when ti comes to things like that and hair color.

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A great smile could brighten up anyone’s day

Smiling at someone can really lift your spirits, it’s a proven fact that you can feel happier just by putting a smile on your face. So have confidence in your pretty smile and concentrate on those pearly whites. You could consider things like teeth whitening or even porcelain veneers to enhance your smile. Perhaps book in at your dentist to see what options you have when it comes to improving your teeth condition and smile.

Try applying a self-tan for a healthier glow

Just because it is winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t look like you have had two weeks in the sun. Fake tan is a quick and easy way to give your body and face a healthier sun-kissed glow, without the need for a vacation.

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Wear bright colored clothing

Finally, just by choosing brighter clothing, you can instantly transform your overall look. We can all have a tendency to stick to darker colors in the winter, but there is no reason to do that.

I hope these tips help you brighten up your appearance.

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10 Swimwear Trends to Watch For in 2017

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10 Swimwear Trends to Watch For in 2017

It may be 20 degrees outside right now, but swimwear season is just a few short months away. Soon enough, you’ll be ready to spend long, lazy afternoons lounging by the pool or splashing in the waves at the beach. If you’re on the lookout for a new swimsuit in the 2017 season, check out these trends to keep you fashionable while you’re having fun.

1. Retro-Inspired

From polka-dotted bikinis to striped one-piece swimsuits, retro-inspired suits are in style for the 2017 season. If you prefer full coverage styles, choose a one-piece. For the best of both worlds, choose a bikini with full bottoms and a top that ties in the back.

2. Bridal Suits

A white, lacy swimsuit may not be for everyone, but it’s the perfect trend if you’re planning a destination wedding or a tropical honeymoon this spring or summer. Bridal-inspired suits are available in a range of styles. Choose a single-piece or bikini, full coverage or something super sexy. Regardless of which one you choose, strangers at the beach will be just as enamored by your beautiful choice as your partner is.

3. Halter Tops

Do you want your 2017 swimsuit to be the perfect mixture of modest and sexy? Try a bikini with a halter top. Full coverage options leave a lot to the imagination, but you can go a bit sexier by opting for a bikini top that has sheer inserts or lace cutouts.

4. Nude Tones

From lipstick to stilettos, nude shades have taken the fashion world by storm in 2016 and they show no signs of stopping before the 2017 swimsuit season. Low-cut, V-neck single-piece suits are modest without looking frumpy. If you prefer, choose something sexier in the form of a bikini with lace-up sides or rhinestone embellishments.

5. Wild Prints

Leopard print is out. This season’s swimsuits are all about geometric shapes, bright florals, and tribal-inspired prints. Small prints or prints in only two colors are classic and understated while bright, multi-colored prints attract attention. Dress up either style with ruffles, cut-outs, lace, or other embellishments.

6. Tasseled Swimsuits

Part your grandmother’s doily and part cowboy-themed getup, tasseled swimsuits add an ornamental theme to an otherwise basic swimsuit in 2017. Full-coverage options can include tassels on the back or hips to add style. If you prefer sexier swimsuits, choose a bikini with tassels on the top to draw eyes up. Tasseled suits are casual enough for a daytime pool party but flirty enough to wear to an evening on the beach.

7. Plunging Necklines

If you’ve always loved Jennifer Lopez’s dress circa the Grammy Awards in 2000, you’ll want to snatch up this 2017 swimsuit trend. One-piece swimsuits with necklines that plunge to the belly button or even lower are sexy and revealing without risk of it all falling out when you hit a big wave. Go classic with a statement black or white piece or choose from plenty of patterns to add personality to your style.

8. One-Shoulder Styles

If you’ve always been a bit too large-chested to comfortably wear a strapless bikini, now is your time to shine. You can get the best of both worlds with the 2017 trend of one-shoulder swimsuits. Whether you choose a full-coverage one-piece with a wide shoulder strap or a smaller bikini with daintier straps is up to you. Either way, you can mix it up with rhinestone embellishments, tassels, or one of the many prints that are popular this season.

9. Ballet-Inspired Styles

Swimsuits don’t have to be bold to be sexy. Fashionistas who prefer dainty or sophisticated styles will adore the season’s ballet-inspired swimsuits. From traditional leotard looks to tutu-covered bikini bottoms and sheer cover-ups, ballet styles are elegant yet appropriate for the beach. Toss on a pair of ballet flats as the perfect accessory for this look.

10. Bold Accessories

Regardless of which 2017 swimsuit trend you choose, you’ll likely want to accessorize. Classic flip flops or flats paired with a wide-brimmed hat and big sunglasses are perfect for a casual afternoon at the beach. Are you going to a swanky rooftop pool party? Swap out the flip flops for strappy sandals and skip the hat in favor of classic beach waves. Keep the glasses, though, and no matter where you swim, don’t forget the sunscreen!

When choosing your 2017 swimsuit, the most important rule of trends is to skip the ones that don’t work for you. If you don’t like a style, don’t spend money on it. Focus on the ones that make you feel happy, beautiful, and confident instead.

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2016 Holiday Party Dresses to Suit Your Shape

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15025568_10153951843761770_5789155681878622275_oOne of the most fun outfits of the year to pick out is your Christmas party dress. Christmas is great for fashion because you can play with looks that would be ‘too much’ the rest of the year, like sequins, full skirts, and rich fabrics like velvet. You also get to accessorize with your most glam pieces, be they killer heels, sparkly bags, or beautiful luxury jewelry like these pieces from Ascot Diamonds.

Shopping for and wearing your party dress is fun, but it can help to have an idea of where to start so you aren’t overwhelmed by all of the fabulous dresses in the stores and online at this time of year. Here are some ideas of party dress trends from 2016 to suit your figure:

Petite

If you have a small frame, you could look stylish and festive in one of this season’s patterned sequin mini dresses. Look out for geometric designs overlaid with sequins in metallic colors for a look that is modern and on trend, as well as being a lot of fun to wear.

Pear Shaped

Full skirts are in for Christmas, so look out for tutu styles and skirts with ruffles, feathers and other embellishments in an A line cut that skims over the hips. You may think adding extra volume here is a bad idea, but it actually conceals a bottom heavy figure very well while enhancing the waist. A fitted top emphasizes your smaller parts.

Tall

Tall women are among the few body shapes who can pull off one of this season’s hottest trends to its best effect – the midi skirt. Many people shy away from even trying this look because a skirt falling below the knee but above the ankle can be unflattering and shorten legs, but on long legs it can look extremely sophisticated and elegant.

Hourglass Shape

If you have a curvy hourglass figure you want to show off in your party dress, look out for crushed velvet ‘bodycon’ style dresses with a pencil skirt cut. These are sexy and fashionable, as well as having that Christmassy, opulent feel you get from velvet. Look for rich wine or jewel colors and pair with classic heels for a classy yet alluring look you will love.

Athletic

If you have an athletic or especially straight torso, you can also consider the full skirt option to add some volume and give you a beautiful, feminine look. Another of the styles that is big this Christmas that will look great on you is full length gowns, which when belted can give you extra curves. Backless styles will show off your toned back, and of course, you can mix it up with some of the other trends mentioned here by opting for a long dress in sequin or velvet fabric.

There are gorgeous trends to suit everybody this Christmas, and of course, everybody is different, so if you are in love with a trend other than what is recommended for your shape, just try it on – sometimes unexpected things can look amazing!

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A Winter Ready Wardrobe In 4 Easy Steps

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If your mind is turning towards cozy jumpers and knee high boots, then you’re probably getting ready to plan your winter wardrobe for this year. The problem is when it’s time to update their wardrobe, too many people just go out with a wallet full of cash and buy things that look nice on the rack. Getting a successful wardrobe takes a bit more planning than that. So read on for a step by step guide to getting your winter closet ready.

Plan

First of all, you need to plan your closet. Your wardrobe shouldn’t just be a mish mash of random items of clothing that you hope will look ok combined with one another. In fact, you should put some serious thought into what you will need for certain occasions and what pieces will compliment each other.

A good rule of thumb when buying new pieces is to check that they will go with at least two other items you have in your closet. If not then, they are probably not the best investment, and you should leave them on the rack.

Review

Next, you need to take a look at what you already have that can be used for the upcoming season. Things like winter coats will last for more than one winter season, so make sure you get them out of storage and have them dry-cleaned for use.

You’ll probably have other items like a favorite pair of jeans or black trousers that can be paired with this season’s looks to update them. At this point, it’s worth checking that they fit and are in good condition. There is nothing worse than basing an outfit around an item to realize it has an unremovable stain or hole it in.

Style

So the styling part of your wardrobe prep is where you get to have some fun. It’s here that you combine the items you have from previous seasons with the new things that you have seen in the stores.

It’s best to pick colors that are current but also go with your skin tone. For example, while rust is popular this FW 16, it won’t suit those with a coolers skin as much as those with a warmer skin tone.

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This is also the point to look at this seasons shapes and cuts. The style of something, as well as the color, can show your fashion knowledge. So make sure to check out the top fashion magazine trend reviews before purchasing anything.

Buy

The next stage is to purchase the items that you have chosen to update your winter wardrobe.

Shopping Online is the best for this for two reasons. First, you can make significant savings on clothes and footwear internet shopping. Once you have found the item, you are looking for, make sure to check for a way to get a discount off the original price like this Payless coupon.

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Second, remember that you will need to try on each item with the thing to check that you already have to check that they go. This is why it is such a good idea to shop on the internet. Then you can have everything delivered to try on, in one go.

 

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100 Years of Hats: Girls vs. Guys

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100 Years of Hats: Girls vs. Guys

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Smooth Operator: Helping Your Man Prepare For A Special Occasion

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You might be excited when you hear the news or you might be dreading it. You and your man have been invited to something special. Many men are total pros when it comes to sprucing up and dressing well. They know exactly what they want to wear and how they’re going to wear it. They’re comfortable choosing ties, cufflinks, or other accessories. They may even be able to trim and style their own hair. For the vast majority of mere mortal men though, preparing for a special event is a bit alien to them. Many times, we will be asked for our advice or input on how to help them look their best. Special occasions can range from birthday parties, weddings, or even job interviews. Be sure to take your cue from the style of the event itself and always ask for more information if it’s needed. Events tend to be going down a more and more informal route. But there is nothing worse than making a bad judgement call. Read the invite, ask for guidance, and plan well in advance to avoid mishaps!

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The Makeover

Of course, this makeover isn’t literal. No-one is suggesting that you help your man to paint his nails or apply liquid eyeliner. But a quick, simple manicure or facial can actually be a good move. Facial treatments and massages are completely unisex at many spas and salons. It is also possible to do one at home. He can easily do this himself or you can make it a fun way to spend quality time together. You should cleanse the skin thoroughly then apply a warm towel to open the pores. Apply a specialty men’s facemask or something hydrating or clay based depending on his skin type. Leave on for approximately ten minutes and then rinse or dab off. You’ll be amazed at how much more fresh and awake it’s possible to look! This can also be a great time to address any unwanted facial hair or strays. Tweeze between the eyebrows, sharpen any lines of facial hair, and use a nose hair trimmer too if necessary. A bit of hand moisturizer and trimming the nails will instantly add a groomed, effortless look too.

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The Outfit

You have shudder at the thought of going through the entirety of your man’s unruly wardrobe. The chances are, you might also pick something he would never wear or has avoided for months for a reason. If he has asked for your advice, then try the collaborative approach. He should pick out a few outfits that appeal to him for the event and ask for your opinion on each. That way, you can tweak the details together and come up with something really special. It is always handy to get a second perspective, whether male or female! You should pay special attention to the fit of the clothing, especially if they haven’t been worn for some time. There are few things worse than the day of the event arriving and you realising that your outfit doesn’t fit. So ensure that he tries everything on in advance. The age and expense of an outfit is rarely noticeable. What catches the eye is whether it fits well. Even an expensive, brand new suit will look poor if it hangs off the shoulders or is tight around the sleeves. Similarly, an affordable outfit will look sleek and expensive if it fits beautifully. You don’t want to risk a last minute nightmare, so select the outfits and make an afternoon of it! With a glass of a wine in hand (be careful not to spill it!) you can make it fun and less of a chore.

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6 Tips To Look Great This Winter Without Splashing The Cash

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We want to turn heads when we walk down the street, but we may not always have the cash. Unfortunately, looking our best is expensive. The best outfits, the best accessories, even the best makeup and lotions do not come cheap, which is a problem. Looking our best should not boil down to our budget, and thankfully it doesn’t have to anymore. As it turns out, we can look amazing without having to spend a fortune in the process. All you need to know are the hacks that can make it happen, and luckily they are listed below.

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#1: Create A Budget

We sometimes let our hearts rule our heads when we shop. Even though we know we cannot afford an item, we can persuade ourselves otherwise. At the end of the month, the credit card bill arrives and it is plainly obvious we were kidding ourselves! The problem is that we don’t have any hard data to prove that we cannot afford an item. We have a gut feeling, but that is not very scientific. With a budget in our hands, we can physically see that we don’t have the cash, or how much cash we have to spend. Budgets are a great way to keep finances up to date and stop those spontaneous shopping sprees.

#2: Shop Online, But Not Very Often

The internet is a great place to find a bargain. The only thing with the Internet is that it is too good. Bargains and sales are everywhere due to the competition, so there is more chance that we will buckle. Although each item may be cheaper than their high street counterpart, together they are a lot more expensive. What makes it even worse is that we don’t shop with cash – we shop with plastic. When we don’t physically hand over the money, it makes buying an item a lot easier. As a result, we can go overboard and spend too much. If you do insist on shopping online, visit sites like Discountrue to find the best deals and bargains on the web. They have codes for tons of clothing stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

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#3: Go Out And Shop

There are two main reasons why we should go out and shop on the high street. The first is that there are lots of bargains in-store, all we have to do is find them. The second is that we can pay with cash. When we pay with cash, we are a lot less flexible with our spending patterns. In fact, most of us hate to hand over cash because it psychologically scars us for life! And, if we needed any more persuading, shopping on the high street is a lot more physically demanding than shopping online. We spend more time surfing the web because we can do it remotely, which means there is more chance of us spending more money.

#4: Take A Friend With You

If you are heading out to the high street, take extra precautions. Although having a budget and paying with cash are good strategies, they don’t always work. What we need, most of the time, is to hear the voice of reason. As we start to lose our heads, we need someone who we trust to bring us back down to Earth. A friend is someone that will always tell us the truth no matter what the situation. So, if we are starting to lose our cool, a friend can give us a slap in the face and pull us together again.

#5: Shop Vintage

If you are not already aware, retro is coming back into fashion. Whereas we would once have been lambasted for wearing retro makes, nowadays we can wear them and look fashionable. Fashion isn’t exactly easy to understand, is it? But, it doesn’t have to be simple as long as we can take advantage of the trends. By shopping at vintage stores and also shopping for classic makes, we can save a fortune, plus we will still look the part. In fact, we will look even better than normal because everyone will think we are fashionistas for being up to date with the latest trends!

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#6: Do A Review

One question that we need to ask is, do we need to go shopping? For the most part, we love to shop, but that doesn’t mean that we need to shop. When we buy items for the sake of it, we are wasting money. All it takes is a thorough review of our closet to see whether we need to shop.

Looking our best doesn’t always have to an expensive venture.

 

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