21 Frugal Ways to Make All Your Outfits Look Awesome
Looking like a million bucks doesn't necessarily have to cost that much. These simple and easy tricks can be integrated to your #ootd (outfit of the day) routine to make a vibrant statement with just a few snips and clips, using the wardrobe you already have. It's all about learning to pair the right items together, figuring out unique ways to repurpose and embellish basic pieces and most importantly, accessorizing with the right colors and patterns. All of these fashion statements can be inexpensive and take only a few minutes, if that.
1. Spice Up Your Sandals
Add some flare to your plain old sandals by cutting up a sarong and wrapping it around the vamp of your sandals and around your ankles. This simple addition can spice up any plain summer or spring outfit.
2. Cut It Out
Take an old maxi skirt that's lost its charm and cut it up to create a high fashion, runway inspired skirt by adding your choice of fabrics and ruffles.
3. Reconstruct an Old T-shirt
Take an oversized T-shirt and turn it into a trendsetting crop top dress with cutouts and a twisted keyhole above the waist.
Turn a casual tank top into a stylish spring fest by sewing or gluing a strip of daisy embellishments to it.
5. Decorate With Clip-Ons
Transform your shoes with a click of a clip and instantaneously go from a day to night look in seconds.
6. Add a Belt Over a Coat or Jacket
Feeling a little chilly but still want to look fabulous over the coat? Add a belt over the layers to seal the deal.
7. Repurpose a Scarf
Turn your scarf into a beautiful headpiece and channel your inner Audrey Hepburn. Add your personal style to it by adding a bow, lace, or other frill on the top or side to complete the look.
8. Mix Up Prints
9. Pair Denim With Denim
Toss out the typical T-shirt and jeans look and go for denim-on-denim. You can create a nice color block effect by mixing lighter shades with darker ones and accessorizing to taste.
10. Make a Statement in Printed Hose
Spice up a solid colored outfit by adding a printed pair of pantyhose that becomes the focal point and stands out in any crowd!
11. Pick the Right Frames
Add the perfect pair of sunnies to compliment your face by choosing the right one for your face shape.
12. Add a Floral Headpiece
Turn a tank into a feminine off-the-shoulder top by cutting off the sleeves and tying two knots on one side. No sewing required.
14. Add a Rope Belt
15. High-Waist, High Fashion
High-waist fashion has been all the rage for the last couple of years and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Say "Bye Felicia!" to old mom jeans by reinventing them into high-waisted shorts you can wear all summer long.
16. Wear Knee High Socks With a Dress
17. Stack Your Bling
Bling at its best! One of the easiest ways to take an outfit from drab to fab is to stack your bracelets, watches, and bangles to create a killer arm party.
18. Add Buttons
19. Add a Pop of Neon
20. Metalicize Your Shoes
Create a trendy metallic toe cap in minutes by adding spray paint to your solid colored heels.
21. Go for a Colored Blazer
For a more conservative yet chic outfit, go for a colored blazer rather than the typical black or grey blazer. A vibrant colored blazer can be the perfect finishing touch to a cocktail dress or act as a transitional piece to throw on after work to go on a date.
How do you make an outfit look awesome? Please share in comments!