Looking your stylish best shouldn’t cost the earth, which means it’s time to start thinking about how to change up your wardrobe on a budget. Fortunately, there’re a few tricks, tips, and tactics that can help you spice things up a bit (we’re talking about using pieces you never thought would go together to create totally fresh, next-level outfits!). With these straightforward but sophisticated wardrobe ideas, you’ll slay every hour of the day. Get some inspiration from our favourite trends and give your look the refresh it deserves (all without paying through the nose).

What Knot to Do

Knots are everywhere right now. You can find them in all forms and all types of clothing, from T-shirts to evening gowns. Anyone who believes knots are only for scouts will have to do their homework. In the fashion world, knots are constantly being reinvented and never fail to surprise us. And yes, we’re a tad in love with them. It’s a very flattering look, adding an element of charm to any simple silhouette, so don’t be afraid to jump on the bandwagon.

Front or back, make knots an integral part of your wardrobe update. Look out for crop tops with knotted detailing and mini dresses with similar effects, and you’ll be looking fly in no time.

Belt Up

Puns aside, belts help pull your whole look together and carve out a fine figure under whatever clothes you happen to be wearing. Whether you’re wanting to add a spring in your step for the rest of summer or need some guidance on layering for autumn, the right belt can work wonders on just about any kind of outfit.

Save money by choosing an affordable belt that goes well with new clothes on top of the pieces already in your wardrobe. Opt for a product which has metal detailing and make just the right amount of impact.

Show Off Your Socks

Scrunched socks make your outfit more casual, like you just walked out of the house looking that flawless. Fashion bloggers are all about this trend now, and it’s actually super easy to pull off.

Naturally, how much of your socks you let peek out depends on how long your legs are. A good rule of thumb is to let them cover about 1/4 of your lower leg. Pull up, then scrunch down to the right length. Stick to thin pairs – nothing too sporty – and don’t be afraid to play around with different colours and patterns.

Stack Your Rings

One ring’s cute; eight is even cuter. It’s a fine art making different sizes and styles of rings look cool and edgy without going overboard. In the end, though, it’s all about placement – and more importantly, how you stack them. Your biggest, boldest ring should go by itself on your index finger, with a mix of regular rings and midi styles on your ring finger giving you that cool layered look. Finally, stack two or three midi rings on your middle finger for contrast, et voila, you’ll be chicer than ever!

Upping your ring game requires a strong selection of bling to work with. Think a single big set where one design is adapted to provide enough variety while still looking somewhat consistent.

Dress for Success

Of course, the most sure-fire way to liven up your wardrobe is treating yourself to that stunning dress you’ve always wanted. A good dress will always have an element of red-carpet magic in it, and you’re guaranteed to look fabulous anywhere you go. It’s all about making the right statement for your own individual style. Look out for a bodycon dress with the side cut out to really turn heads – wherever you’re heading.

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