I consider myself a self-proclaimed fashionista. I like to dress differently than whats in “style” I HATE blending in. Fun prints, bold colors, sexy but not revealing… Now that’s my style.
Being a fashionista can definitely break the bank if you let it get the better of you. Not I. I am frugal as can be. You’d be surprised how cheap my outfits are. Today I will be sharing with you all where & how I shop as well as how I save tons of money doing it.
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I’ll be honest I usually shop at the same stores (online) just because I know I like their clothes & they always have good sales. I ALWAYS head to the sale/clearance tab first even if I have tons of money to blow. I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to spend lots of money on clothes to look good. I also NEVER spend more than $10 on an item, unless it’s shoes. You work the clothes they don’t work you!
TJ Maxx – Go to for brand-name clothing! You can find the cutest pieces for under $10
H&M – They have big sales every so often I stock up on their clothes when the sales occur. I really like the styles they offer. Great place to stock up on basics as well they can go as low as under $2.
Forever 21 – Best for basic pieces! I’ve lived in their leggings since HS. Their clothes are cute but I think its overpriced (in my cheap mind) lol so I also stock on cute pieces when sales occur. They also have very cute accessories/Jewelry which they will drop as low as $1.
Yes, this is super important IF you love saving money. Honey is a chrome extension (only works on Google Chrome) that automatically finds & applies coupon codes at checkout. All you need to do is click on the Honey button during checkout and Honey will automatically apply coupon codes to your shopping cart.
There are times when unfortunately no promo codes can be found but in those cases, Honey usually gives you the opportunity to earn cash back. Like I mentioned above, I use this everytime I shop online for optimal savings.
TJ Maxx – If you have the time to go into this store I definitely recommend it. Even tho I personally enjoy shopping online, actually going inside has its perks. They often price down items ever more than online as low as $1. The clearance aisle is awesome it’s pretty small and hidden towards the back of the store but I’ve scored so many cute home decor pieces for under $10
Ross – This was the store that opened my eyes to the world of cheap cute clothes. I’m not sure how I discovered it but I remember the first time I stepped foot in this store I walked out with a cartful of stuff for a little over $100 – THAT’S A DEAL!! Honestly, after that experience, I stopped shopping at the mall.
Walmart – Where I live, many talk down on Walmart’s clothing selection. Do you all realize that you have complimented many of my Walmart OOTDs? Basic pieces are so incredibly cheap, especially on clearance. They have also released a clothing line called Time and True that is to die for! So cute, so comfortable, & so cheap!!
Goodwill Outlet – Thanks to my MIL I discovered this hidden gem. This store was what fueled my inner fashionista! Clothes are sold by the pound people!! So easy to find NWT clothing for the whole family. I, of course, have scooped up used articles of clothing because they were in excellent condition, name brand, and worth a few cents when paying by the pound. If you think you are too good for Goodwill all power to you. I personally enjoy saving my money. Many of my unique blouses come from here. you find things you normally wouldn’t at a regular store and I love it. I can dress everything knowing that no one around me will be wearing the same thing as me.
I hope this post has helped many of you. You will see this post constantly evolving into a longer more detailed post on how to be a fashionista on a budget. Are there websites/stores that I should be checking out?