We’ve all had moments when we’ve found ourselves flipping through a fashion magazine or watching the Style Network and secretly wishing that we could get the kind of look that the celebrities have. The thing is, although we’ve got the innate desire, for most of us, we don’t have the budget.
Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that you have to go without dressing like a rock star even if you don’t have a ton of money to purchase expensive clothes. And to prove it, we have enclosed five tips on how you can look like your favorite celebrities without spending a lot of money in the process:
Mix-and-match pieces. One way to spend more money than you would like is to actually look at an outfit in a magazine and try and get the entire thing rather than picking out a couple of pieces that you can mix-and-match with what’s already in your closet. That way, you can wear one thing multiple ways.
Pick up some sunglasses. If there is one staple in just about every celebrity’s outfit, it would have to be a pair of sunglasses. As a matter of fact, if there’s one thing that we recommend that you splurge on, that would have to be it. But, if you don’t have a couple of hundred dollars to spend on a nice pair of shades, most malls have kiosks that sell knock-offs that look almost as good as the real thing.
Be shoe-conscious. Aside from sunglasses, the next best fashion investment are shoes. Although celebrities can easily spend hundreds of dollars on each pair that they have, the thing that you should focus on is looking at the kinds that are currently in style and then going on websites like Overstock or to stores like Off Broadway to see what they have on sale that comes closest to that particular style.
Get tons of accessories. The awesome thing about accessories is that you can find all kinds of them at a reasonable price and by adding a couple, it can totally change the look of an outfit. For instance, if you have on a graphic T-shirt and jeans, you can take the look to a whole new level with the help of some jewelry, a great pair of shoes and if you are a woman, a cute hobo bag.
Do your research. Whether it’s by looking at a high-end site like Vogue.com or even something that’s significantly edgier such as InkedShop.com, the best way to look like a rock star is to not keep up so much with the celebrities but designers and stylists instead because they are actually who the celebrities follow. If you make a point to stay on the cutting age of what’s in and what’s out, the price that you spend on the clothes will pale in comparison to the kind of knack that you have for spotting a trend and then making it work for you. That’s why it’s a good idea to have subscriptions to fashion magazines; they tend to reveal trends about a season ahead which means when it comes to being the fashion plate among your friends, you can always be in the spotlight. Yes, just like the superstars are!