broke, but make it fashion

Living in your 20’s means you’re either really lucky or struggling somewhat financially. I fall into the struggling category, of course. Living in and around the one of the most expensive cities in the country does not make it easy to save money, but *sighs* it is doable.

Lately, however, I have not been able to go shopping for new summer outfits because I have to do the boring, responsible thing and budget my money… I do have a few tips I like to call broke, but make it fashion for anyone with the same struggles.

  1.  Refer to spring cleaning post and clear out your closet of anything you haven’t worn in months. I don’t care how cute it is, there’s a reason you haven’t worn it (if you’re reading this, Jordan, you know what to do).
  2.  Once you have your closet cleaned out, go through all your clothes and actually pair outfits together with the pieces you truly love. I did this and it was quite therapeutic.
  3. Don’t be afraid to wear the same outfit!! Spice something up with a belt or hair tie. Better yet, create a whole new outfit out of something already worn. Make any long skirt into a dress, a silk scarf into a tube top (not pictured, but coming soon), and my personal favorite, throw a tee on top of a dress, and boom. It becomes a skirt (see below).
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I don’t know how helpful these tips might be, but they have helped me actually plan outfits for the week, figure out what I do and don’t like and most importantly, save dat money. *queue lil dicky*

Wow, I really crack myself up.

-R