The Ultimate Guide to Credit-Crunch Style

It is difficult to imagine how you could possibly look good when you have no money and can’t buy expensive designer clothes or the latest fashions. So how it is possible to not only look good but also to feel great with the confidence that you have created your own unique and individual look without spending much money?

The key to looking great with out spending too much money is working out what styles of clothes really suit you and what styles you like, then hunting them out. It is all about finding what you want but not paying full price for it. There are lots of ways that you can do this and the style that you develop will be partly influenced by the places that you look. So first find out which styles of clothes really suit your body shape and what colours suit you hair colour and skin tone. This research is important and getting this right is the first step to looking great. Try reading books, looking at celebrities with similar body shape and colouring and trying on different styles in shops. Once you have got together a list of styles and colours you can start to look for the perfect budget wardrobe.

A great way to refresh your wardrobe without spending any money is by swapping items that you no longer want or that don’t fit you. There are a number of clothes swapping websites that have a huge selection of second hand clothes. If you can’t find any thing that meets with your criteria on a clothes swapping website, they will usually also give the option to sell second hand clothes. You can then use the money you have made to buy yourself something gorgeous.

Sales are also a great way to bag yourself a bargain. Some online retailers have constant sales with great clothes and amazing discounts. As your individual style depends on you wearing clothes that look great and not what is the latest trend for the season, it is easy to find what you want amongst the online sales.

Designer sample sales are also a great source of cut price treasures. You can search on the internet to find when and where they will happen. Finally, a great way to look stylish on a budget is by customising your own clothes and turning something quite ordinary into something really special.

Looking stylish is not about following the latest fashion or spending a fortune on designer clothing, it is about wearing clothes that suit you and that you feel happy and confident in.

This article was written by Ceri Heathcote for, a website for swapping, buying and selling second hand and vintage clothing.