5 ways to dress up without pinching your pocket

Jhumkas adding a glam touch!

Dressing up is a woman’s favorite game. At Let’s Expresso we believe that dressing up is a way of life. We all love trying new products and looks. But it is important not to go overboard with the budget.

Being fashionable is a good thing, but being a budget fashionista is superb. An increasing number of people, youngsters especially are in the favor of budget dressing. If you are also looking for ways to dress up in a limited budget, then read on for some useful tips.


5 ways to dress up in budget and without pinching your pocket

  • Re-use and Recycle

As cliché as it sounds, recycling is a great way to revamp your wardrobe. Raid your mother’s and grandmother’s trunks to find exquisite sarees. You can get beautiful kurtis made out of these vintage sarees. Use chiffon or georgette sarees to make Patiala salwars, dresses or flowy skirts.

Don’t throw away the old white t-shirt. An interesting DIY can totally elevate its look. You can convert it into an ombre dyed t-shirt or even add embellishments to it. And you get a new t-shirt.

Ombre Love!
Ombre Love!

Re-use your old boot cut denims! You can stitch (or get stitched) patches on your jeans. A wide variety of patches is easily available in the market. Patchwork jeans are a major style statement these days.

The old boot cut style denims are back in vogue. Even Kareena Kapoor flaunts this retro style.
The old boot cut style denims are back in vogue. Even Kareena Kapoor flaunts this retro style.
  • Mix n Match

Use your creativity to wear one dress in different ways. All you need to do is mix n match. Experiment with different bottom wear with the same top.

Vary the bottomwear and create new looks!
Vary the bottomwear and create new looks!

Staple blue jeans go well with shirts, kurtis and tops. The idea is to create a varying look every time.  So if one time you are wearing kurti with churidar, the next time pair that kurti with jeans and a waistcoat. Alternate your footwear and hairstyle and it’ll make a huge difference.

Take cue from how to wear kurtas with palazzos or how to team up the same kurta with skirts.

  • Use accessories

You’ll think what’s new in this? Using accessories intelligently is the trick.

Instead of buying new accessories, match your ethnic accessories with western wear for a fusion look. Jhumkas with jeans and shirt, or chandbaalis with jumpsuits, don’t shy away from experimenting.

The same white shirt and blue denims can look so different when you play around with accessories. Stack up a lot of bangles with a pop of bright colored lipstick and kohl lined eyes. Wear kohlapuri chappals or jutties with a boho sling bag and you’d be good to go.

Jhumkas adding a glam touch!
Jhumkas adding a glam touch!

The next time wear the same attire with a chunky necklace, smokey eyes, gladiator flats and a tote. You can also pair the jeans and shirt combo with a floral scarf. Scarves are a great way to break the monotony of the outfit and add a touch of color.


  • Spend smartly

Be a smart shopper. Look out for sales and head out to flea markets. Many times you get such amazing clothes from a street market at throw away prices.

Also, shop for future. Pick up neutrals, greys, beiges and whites as these are evergreen colors and will always be in fashion. Instead of investing in a particular outfit, we suggest you spend on individual items. You can make a lot of combinations by varying these pieces in the same budget.

  • Less is more

Sticking to the basics is always a good choice. It is the way you carry the outfit that matters the most.

Don’t overdo with make-up, lots of jewelry or a flashy attire. Simple is the new classic. Having one well fitted denims is better than having ten ill fitting ones. Inexpensive clothing can also look sleek and stylish if you flaunt it with ease.

What do you think about our tips? Do you have anything to add? Pour some tips in the comments below.

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