Dress Your Best for Less: Four Ways to Go Glam without Going Broke

by - Wednesday, March 27, 2013

If you're the kind of shopaholic who immediately starts looking for the closest item in your home to sell on eBay once you see a piece of expensive jewelry advertised, it might be time to look for a more budget-friendly shopping technique. Although we'd all like to have a wardrobe full of designer pieces and a jewelry box dripping with diamonds, most of us don't have the bank account to accommodate these extravagant purchases. Luckily, it's easy to glam up your wardrobe at a reasonable cost. Just add the following accents to your wardrobe.

1. Rhinestone Necklaces
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but rhinestone necklaces are her low-maintenance gal pal who's just as fun for a night on the town. Most people can't even tell the difference between diamonds and rhinestones, which is why they're the perfect option for adding a little sparkle to your look without sacrificing your rent money. Pretty hinestone necklaces can dress up any basic top and add a sophisticated touch to an adorable outfit. Feel free to experiment with colored stones as well for an extra flashy and coordination-friendly look.

2. Sun Hats
Fun, carefree and bold, sun hats are charming and sophisticated accessories for everything from a midday lunch date with mom to a morning beach trip. This adorable trend is the perfect top-off for a solid-colored chiffon maxi skirt or a floral print spring dress. Look for styles with ribbon and bow accents for a hint of color, and don't be afraid to choose floppy, oversized looks for a cute Kentucky Derby look.
3. Head Chain
A stunning twist to basic headbands, head chains take bohemian style to the next level. This Eastern-inspired trend can be as simple as a thin gold chain and as intricate as a beaded, multi-layered and jewel-filled design. The glamorous accessory is both elegant and versatile, making it the perfect accent for everything from a bohemian look to an edgy clubbing outfit. Pull off a retro chic vibe with a super straight, middle part hairstyle.

4. Bold Scarves
A bold scarf goes a long way in maximizing your style, but half of its boldness comes from how you wear it. To really push the envelope with your style, try wearing a sheer leopard print scarf around your head with oversized, opaque black sunglasses, red lipstick and a full black ensemble for a mysterious, chic look. Don't feel limited to traditional scarf knots, and feel free to experiment with different styles for a unique look.
Accessories are the key for bringing high fashion to your wardrobe without breaking the bank, and these unique trends are ideal for creating a look that truly stands out. If you're feeling extra creative, you can even try making a few fun accessory pieces of your own to save money and show off your artistic side.

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