How to look cute on a budget

When you’re on a budget, it can leave you feeling a little low, especially when everyone around you looks amazing. However, you don’t need to spend a fortune in order to look gorgeous while you are out and about. In fact, you don’t have to buy much at all. The saying “less is more” rings true in situations like these, and we’ve put together this nifty guide that will show you how you can look cute while on a budget.

Step 1: Accessorise

It is amazing what accessories can do for your wardrobe, especially combined with the basic pieces that you often find yourself reusing. If you stock up on some inexpensive necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, you will find that combining them with your existing clothing will create a whole new range of outfits.

Your accessories don’t have to look cheap or tacky either. You can find an amazing selection online (and even in thrift stores) that are incredibly low in price and still look like they may have cost quite a bit extra. If you select your accessories carefully, you will not only find pieces that perfectly complement your outfit, but also look a lot more luxurious than they are.

Step 2: Get the Basics

Being on a budget demands one thing from you, and that’s a good selection of the basics. By this, we mean things like a white/black t-shirt, a pair of jeans, a nice jacket - all the items that make up a good everyday look. They should be items that can be paired easily with each other and a range of accessories, allowing them to be used multiple times in versatile ways. After all, being on a budget often means that you can’t buy a shirt that only goes with one outfit.

One of the best places to pick things like this up is the thrift store, where you will often find some seriously amazing deals. It also means that you might find yourself able to splurge on a couple of discount items that are a little more unique for special occasions. Just remember to stick to your budget. You can even pick up some second hand clothes to alter or mend if you want something different and are feeling creative. Being on a budget does not always leave you with severely restricted choices.

Step 3: Keep the Makeup Simple

There are a few makeup essentials that you are going to need in your bag. These are mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss, concealer, blush, and maybe a little eyeshadow. If you have acne or a skin condition, some foundation is often the perfect thing to spend a little more on – just remember to apply it sparingly.

A good foundation will life your face, a bad one will make you appear older and tired. This little list of essential makeup will leave you looking absolutely stunning without having spent a fortune on all of the extra bits and pieces. Plus, less is definitely more when it comes to makeup.

When it comes to shaving foam, buy the stuff for men and not for women. It works exactly the same, but the men’s versions are much cheaper and will end up saving you a good deal of cash. If you are really stuck, shampoo or conditioner work just as well.

To conclude, looking cute doesn’t need to cost a fortune, and it is more than possible to get it done on a budget. Just remember to keep a basic range of clothing in your wardrobe for a versatile selection of outfits, to stock up on accessories, and to keep your makeup simple. With these three key things to remember, you’ll stride out of your front door and leave everyone guessing where you got your outfit from.