This summer has been one for the books as far as budgets go! LA's a beast y'all, and I've had to become pretty resourceful the past few months. Luckily I have a rag-tag team of bad ass blogger babes to turn to in times like this.
I decided to ask some of my favorite lady-bloggers for some advice on how to satiate the sartorial need without breaking the bank. I will say... one thing we ALL agreed on: thrift shop till ya drop. Otherwise scroll down to feast your eyes on these pretty mama's a read some of their wallet-friendly advice.
Thanks gals, for participating! xo!
Click on the blue text to check out their super rad blogs.Brittany from Pardon My Fashion:
On punching up a wardrobe on a budget:
Gabby from Look Sharp, Sconnie:
On workin' with whatcha got:
On items worth splurging on:
On shopping smart:
I have two really good ones on this! My first one is the question, "What can this go with?" If I can't think of at least three outfits I can make with that piece I'm tempted to sprint to the cash register with, I don't let myself buy it. It saves you so much heartache when you're purging your closet eight months later! And it also gets you into the habit of only buying necessary pieces. Sure a statement top is fun now and again, but not if your whole closet is made of them and nothing else!
My second golden rule is "Can I find a version of this any where else?" And by "anywhere else" I mean "anywhere cheaper". One specific moment I remember is me buying a $60 grey and white striped sweater at J Crew because I just needed something nautical in my closet and right at that moment.....and then finding a near twin of that sweater at Forever 21 for $15. The tears that I've wept.