7 Ways to Be Stylish on a Budget

Hello Lovelies!

P.S. Click on each picture for more great details, styling tips & where to buy the look! ❤
1.  Don’t be a brand snob

Now I have a handful of brands that I adore, and it’s great to support companies with great culture, product & quality; but buying something just because of the logo isn’t smart or stylish. It can be a great decision to invest in an item or two that are classic & well made, but when you find something that you can’t stop pinning on Pinterest or staring at in the window, it’s o.k. to purchase it when it’s at a great price, even if it’s a brand you aren’t familiar with.

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2. Accessories are your secret weapon

The great thing about accessories, is that most of the time, they can be swapped out trend after trend if you’re smart about which ones you do buy. You can majorly class up a $9 dress with a chunky belt & patent leather bag. Take a pair of distressed denim & a simple blouse and add instant chic with affordable pumps and a sleek ponytail.

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3. A chic haircut goes a long way

Blunt bangs, face framing layers and a well maintained mane looks(but doesn’t have to be 😉 ) expensive, modern and often times the key to looking ultra-chic & put together.


Keep a bottle of hair oil in your purse for a quick windy-day hair fix.

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4. Thrifting is an art you should master

Whether you find your fashion gold at Goodwill, Ebay(that counts as thrifting on a certain level, I think 😉 ) the D.A.V., garage sale’s or your grandma’s closet-it’s an art close to my heart and always a fun adventure. Some of my favorite pieces in my closet are items that I thrifted, and you can’t beat one-of-a-style!


It’s great to learn simple sewing basics like how to hem, sew on a button and remove & sew up an out of date puffy sleeve, you won’t have to pass on that $4 dress you really loved the print of but the length was all wrong. That’ll be an easy fix!

5. Purchase classic basics, Steer from over-buying trends

I love keeping up with runway trends & forecasting up & coming styles; but I am careful as to what trends I buy in to, & which ones I see coming back around that are worth spending a little more money on.

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6. If it’s on sale at a price you can’t pass up- be willing to try something new!

I don’t believe in having a specific ‘”style”-if I see something that catches my eye, I can work it into my wardrobe and/or lifestyle, and it’s at a great price or a good investment, then chances are high I’m going to buy it! I hate to see people walk away from an edgy leather skirt on sale, or  a fun floppy hat just because it doesn’t fit into that person’s “style”. Try something out of the ordinary, jump on the latest trend, and invest in staple wardrobe pieces that are timeless, flattering & versatile.


7. Give in to the glory that is Rocksbox

I first heard of it from fabulous fashion blogger Bethany Kate, and I loved all of the jewelry she was posting about, so I decided to give it a try! $19/month, unlimited trade-in’s of high end designer jewelry! You can wear your set of 3 baubles for as long as you want, or wear it for a few days, weeks, months, etc & then send it back when you’re ready for something new! It has been such a blast to open the mailbox & see the sweetest hand-picked baubles waiting for me! ❤ Use my code LarissaBFF24 for your first month free, cancel anytime. Let me know how much you love it!! ❤

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