Styling: Chic on the cheap? You can do it, here’s how

Elizabeth Jones - Styling
Make sure to fill your classics with timeless pieces that aren’t just “trends” this will ensure that you will have an interchangeable wardrobe.	 File photo Make sure to fill your classics with timeless pieces that aren’t just “trends” this will ensure that you will have an interchangeable wardrobe. - File photo

Ways you can look stylish without spending a ton of money:

New seasons make people feel that they have to buy all new and that simply isn’t true. You can look chic and expensive without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

1. Find a great tailor

Find a tailor that knows all about a great fit. Bad fitting clothing can make you look frumpy and can keep you looking unpolished. Good style is about wearing things that fit well and thinking about proportions. Tailoring totally elevates your pieces and takes care of the random areas you need to take care of.

2. Wear proper undergarments

This is such an important tip. What you are wearing underneath your clothing is just as important as what you are wearing on the outside. You want to make sure you are wearing undergarments that fit accurately and that will keep you comfortable.

3. Use accessories to change it up

Handbags, scarves, jewelry and belts are all ideas you can utilize to elevate your outfit. Accessories add personality and can take your look from drab to fab very easily.

4. Shop the classics

Make sure to fill your classics with timeless pieces that aren’t just “trends” this will ensure that you will have an interchangeable wardrobe. You’ll be able to add to it and play off of these classic pieces and show your own sense of style.

5. Pay attention to details

Don’t just throw your pieces on and head out the door. Think about how you can make your look different and take it up a notch. Cuff your jeans, roll up your blazers to show your printed button up, pattern mix your printed dress with a printed belt etc. Doing these sort of things will motivate you to wear things differently and show you know what you are doing.

6. Make sure your shoes are in great shape

Nothing ruins a great outfit faster then a really dirty pair of shoes or a pair that don’t look Like they’ve been maintained. Take care of your shoes by using shoe cleaning products and storing them in your closets correctly.

7. Choose style over fashion

Spend time learning what you like and don’t like. Like I mentioned earlier about investing in timeless pieces don’t get suckered into buying a bunch of new pieces just because they are “in.” Work on identifying your own personal style so that you can choose pieces that will add to your style and not take away from it.

8. Shop your own closet

You’ve probably noticed that most of what I have been saying is that you don’t need to spend a ton of money on new pieces. You probably have a lot more gems in your closet that you don’t realize. Shop your own closet, get reintroduced to what you own and then start looking at Pinterest boards, magazines, blogs etc and see how you can recreate new looks with what you already own.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to have great style.

Make sure to fill your classics with timeless pieces that aren’t just “trends” this will ensure that you will have an interchangeable wardrobe.
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Elizabeth Jones

Styling

Elizabeth Jones is an on-air style expert, wardrobe consultant and founder of Elizabeth Jones Styling. She is a weekly style contributor on PA Live and has been seen on more than 130 live television segments on the East Coast. She has partnered with major brands and been seen in large publications. Her goal is to empower and inspire through style.

Elizabeth Jones is an on-air style expert, wardrobe consultant and founder of Elizabeth Jones Styling. She is a weekly style contributor on PA Live and has been seen on more than 130 live television segments on the East Coast. She has partnered with major brands and been seen in large publications. Her goal is to empower and inspire through style.