Written by a contributing writer
First of all, let’s dispel a myth: it is perfectly possible to look good, even if you’re on a budget. Designer clothes may feel good, but you don’t have to wear them to look gorgeous. Here are some tips on how to look good on a budget.
Get Flawless Skin Cheaply
Remember that it is extremely possible to make your skin look good without investing thousands in the latest products from designer beauty and skincare brands. You don’t need a foundation to be caked all over your skin to look good, particularly not this time of year. Instead, use plenty of sun protection to stop your skin from wrinkling and aging quickly, and make sure that you put a hat on your head to block out any further rays from the sun. Drink plenty of water - this will make your skin glow and look a lot brighter. Remember that your skin is the largest organ in your body - drinking plenty of water and making sure that you’re fully hydrated will plump out your skin cells and make you look much more bright and happy. Remember that a good night’s sleep will sort out any under eye puffiness much better than any extortionately priced night cream ever could - but if you do want to use a night cream, then remember you can always use old fashioned cold cream to remove makeup beforehand to save a little money.
Go For Bargains And Deals
If you want to go for bargains then it’s time to start looking out for coupons - sites like Coupon Sherpa have plenty, like these for Kohls: https://www.couponsherpa.com/kohls/ which will help you get a good deal on any clothes that you want to get from there. Plain cotton t-shirts are often on sale - stock up on them and remember that you can customize them with fabric paint, safety pins and of course an old fashioned pair of scissors to change the neck and sleeve holes. Plain shirts can also look good tucked into jeans for a lean, sexy silhouette, or with a statement skirt and pair of sandals or ankle boots over the summer.
Ditch The Fakes
Finally, remember that you don’t have to go for items that are carbon copies of designer ones to look good. The fake Prada bag that’s being sold on the street corner may look nice now, but in the daylight it’ll probably look a little threadbare, and there’s no point in buying fake leather when it’s only going to crack and look awful in a matter of months - if you really want something that’s designer then it’s a much better idea to save your money for the real deal, rather than splash out on a fake. Not only will the real ones last forever but they’ll also look much better. If you want something in the short term then steer away from anything trying to be fake-designer. Of course, everyone gets their ideas and inspirations from the catwalks but it’s better to go for an independent store with interesting and original designs rather than a carbon copy of the latest Balenciaga bag. Start your own trend instead of following them.