Style on a Budget: 8 Fashion Trends That’ll Never Let You Down

By on July 10, 2017
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By Swara Segal –

Nicole Kidman recently joined the 50’s club. Always a la mode, the actress is a fashion icon who continues to give us major fashion goals. The same holds true for fashionistas on social media, who have a huge fan base due to their impeccable style sense.

We’re influenced by them, mimic their styles and end up spending a bomb, trying to perfect that ‘one look.’ However, there are ways to pull off fashion trends flawlessly with some simple, budget-friendly tips. Let’s take a look at some of them:

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1) Choose the Right Pair of Jeans

Jeans are a staple in every wardrobe and are ageless wonders. You just have to make sure that you find and wear the right pair of jeans. For instance, if you have an apple-shaped or pear-shaped body, and don’t want to draw attention to your thighs, wear dark-wash jeans that stretch and are mid or high-rise. Team them up with a classic white shirt and you’ll never go wrong.

2) Wear Fitted Clothing

Baggy garments do have their own charm, but they also make you look a bit on the heavier side. Shop for your body type and wear clothing that fits you right and accentuates your natural curves.

This doesn’t mean you need to ditch all your baggy clothes. You can always go ahead and experiment with boxy crop tops, boyfriend shirts or jeans, if they flatter your figure. However, slim-fitting clothes have their own appeal and give you a smart and sleek look.

3) Mix and Match

Do away with matching everything from head to toe as that look is passé (although matching separates may still find several takers). Instead, embrace contrast through color blocking, mixing prints and patterns, and so on. This takes us to the next point.

4) Experiment with Prints

Prints and patterns can uplift your apparel and mood, and you can wear them on any occasion. Go ahead and experiment with bold prints that look elegant and trendy. Opt for polka dots, chevron, houndstooth, and gingham. Most of these have stood the test of time and are available in several variants. Experimenting with different set of prints, especially mixed prints, requires a great deal of courage. But when you watch the pros and learn, it becomes easier with each passing day.

5) Scarf’s Up

Have a scarf lying in your closet? Use it for layering instead of as a cardigan, sweater or a pullover. Also, scarves works best when paired with plain T-shirt and denims. This combination will instantly brighten up the outfit and add an elegant charm to it. Additionally, you can wear/tie this versatile garment in different ways to rev up your style quotient.

6) Accessorize Right

Adding bright accessories can provide much needed detail to plain outfits. A pair of statement earrings worn with a black dress, or a necklace worn with a long evening gown, or even a chunky watch says a lot about your personal style, while enhancing it.

For instance, you can wear choker necklaces with both, casual and formal outfits. These have made a comeback and look absolutely chic. However, don’t opt for the ones that are too tight at the neckline, but settle for slightly loose ones.  They are available everywhere and fit every budget, which is the best part.

7) Shoetopia to the Rescue

Here’s the thing – high heels will never lose their appeal and they always need to be there on your shoe rack. Wear an attractive pair of heels to look dapper irrespective of the occasion. Choose from peep toes, stilettoes, pumps, kitten heels, wedges, and ankle straps and walk with confidence and grace anywhere you go! Even if your outfit is downright plain, a bright pair of heels is all you need to rank high on the fashion scale!

8) Add Jackets/Shrugs

Jackets and shrugs are forever in fashion and there’s no dearth of choice in these for you. Take your pick from off-the-peg options such as long shrugs, cardigans, denim jackets, and peacoats, and team them with casual or formal outfits. They are available in every imaginable material, cut and color that matches your taste. Also, if you decide to invest in a more expensive jacket, you can always rotate it and wear it with different get-ups. This is what makes it worth every penny!


Try these fashion trends that are easy to pull off at any age. Most of the clothing options mentioned in the points are easily available at local stores or can be lying in your closet already. All you need is to know how to wear them in accordance with the latest fashion trends and step out with panache!


Swara Segal is a freelance writer and blogger based in the Mumbai, India. She is immersed in the fashion industry and is the go-to-person for trend tips. She has an excellent know-how of various fashion jewelry designs & patterns and the perfect gemstone to go with them. In her free time, she loves to cook for family & friends and enjoy photographing nature on her cam.

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Style on a Budget: 8 Fashion Trends That’ll Never Let You Down