Small Fashion Changes, Big Bang For Your Buck

Everyone wants to look fashionable and wear stylish clothes, but that can be a challenging task, especially when you’re on a budget.

For the cost-conscious, major overhauls to your wardrobe are out of the question, but there are simple changes you canmake that can subtly change the effect of your clothes and outfits, and give your wardrobe a fresh new look.

Add a few unique accessories that emphasize color and shape, and you may be surprised at the change that slowly becomes apparent. Great accessories don’t have to be expensive and sometimes can be found in the most surprising locations. The best place to start is within your own closet and drawers ““ there may be the perfect accessory waiting to be discovered! A fast way to change the feel of an outfit is to turn your collar up. This accentuates your face and creates a nice line down the throat and the center of the body. To give it a slightly retro flair, turn the collar up and force the tips down a bit.

A tremendously useful accessory that doesn’t cost much is the humble scarf. Buy several in different colors and patterns as well as sizes, and you can use them as belts, headbands, accessories for bags, or just to wind around your neck. Scarves with mixes of unusual colors look especially stylish against black outfits. Use a long one to wrap around your neck and leave the ends free with one in the front and the other in the back. Shorter scarves can be used to tie around ponytails for a stylish yet cute touch or tied around the handle of your bag for a flash of color.Longer ones can be tied around your waist.

Earrings are another fabulous way to change up your look without spending a lot of money, and are one of the single best ways to create a mood for yourself. Choose a sparkly, dangly pair for a night out, and smaller, but color-coordinated ones for work.

Gold or silver accessories add a touch of elegance toany outfits.

Handbags and shoes are another way to dress an outfit up or down, and add a bit of stylish flair.


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