Fashion Recessionista

Know how to look your best even if you're on a budget.
by Roch Vergara   |  Jul 22, 2009
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The term "Recessionista" has emerged since the economy started to fluctuate and is affecting your seasonal shopping spree. According to zimbio.com, A Recessionista is up-to-date with the latest fashion trends but doesn't spend too much on designer clothes and accessories. She knows how to look fab without shelling out too much money. If you're itching to change your whole wardrobe but you don't have enough cash to do so, here are tips on how to bring out the Recessionista in you.

  • Garage Sale. Disposing your old clothes will help you clean up your closet and earn money at the same time. Give your clothes, shoes, and bags reasonable prices that will make your customers buy them from you. Be sure you'll be selling the ones in pristine condition. Of course, your customers would want to buy something their money's worth.
  • DIY. Look through your closet and look for something that can be worn in different ways. For example, a scarf you bought for your school play. You can turn it into a halter top or a purse.
  • Shop smart. Remember to shop for the things you need and avoid buying things you think you will wear only once. Always buy the basics that you can use for all kinds of seasons. Pair them with accessories that will keep you in style no matter how plain your top will be. You'll be surprised on how accessories can make the classic look trendy and up-to-date. Stylescoop.co.za says that you should consider using accessories to keep with the trend rather than buying a whole new wardrobe for the new season.
  • Trade. Gather all your girl friends and ask them to bring all the clothes they're ready to dispose. Do a runway show and trade clothes with each other. Doing this will not only change your wardrobe but will also give you and your girl buds time to bond and have fun.
  • Ukay-Ukay shopping. Vintage is making a comeback so a trip to a thrift shop is the way to go. Check if it's still in good condition or if it needs a little repair. You might even be lucky enough to find brand new items on the racks. Just make sure to wash it first before actually wearing it.
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