When you are budgeting, the key is to make your things last for longer, and that includes clothing choices. Being a fashionista is tough, but doing so on a budget can be even tougher and one of the best hacks is to find some budget fashion choices which you can wear, one way or another, all year around.
If you are looking to stay stylish but do so on a budget, here are 5 of the best pieces which you can buy, that can be worn in each of the 12 months of the year.
A casual, woolen striped dress is a great choice for the ladies who want to look good and you can get them for very low prices. During the warmer months you can wear the dress on its own with some subtle accessories and then during the cooler months, you can put some leggings on underneath, a denim jacket on top, and hey presto, it still looks great.
Ankle boots are the ultimate year-long footwear and these evergreen boots will serve you very well. You can wear these boots with a dress or a skirt for some boho chic, alternatively you can wear them with some skinny jeans. Whatever the outfit is, these little beauties will look great with it and with just one purchase, you can look great in all seasons.
Light colored suede has a habit of staying in fashion for many years and they are also very cheap to buy. As if this wasn’t enough, you can also combine a suede skirt with just about anything thanks to its color and subtle design. In the fall or winter you can wear your ankle boots with the skirt, with leggings underneath of course, and during the summer your skirt will look great with a crop top and some flip flops. Suede is very hard wearing as well so it will be unlikely that you will need to replace it any time soon.
Daisy Duke-style shorts came into fashion a few years ago and quickly became a summer staple. These attractive denim shorts however, are not exclusive to summer and with some opaque tights and a chunky jacket, you can turn the summer’s must have fashion choice, into an awesome outfit for the colder months. These shorts look great with just about any top whether that is a bikini or a lumberjack shirt. Buy once, wear many, many times throughout the year.
Thanks to the neutral green color and timeless style of an army jacket, there is no season when this piece does not look good and if you are trying to bolster your wardrobe with multi-purpose items, this one should be on your list. You can pick up army jackets very cheaply in thrift stores and the color of it goes with just about everything that you can think of.
What clothes do you have that you like to wear all year round? Let us know in the comments below.