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Fashion advice

This is our best advice on fashion! Budget Fashionista delivers wallet-friendly style and fashion advice so you’re always on-trend and looking amazing.

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Fashion for Your Age

The rules of fashion are mostly just loose guidelines, as confidence trumps everything. But as we age, we might seek out some guidance on what is and is not age-appropriate. For those days when you’re feeling a little extra age-conscious, we’re here for you. Access our “budget fashion by age” tips with now: 20s and 30s40s and 50s60s and up

Fashion for Your Body Type

Choosing fashion for your body type is not about covering up — it’s about knowing what to look for & wearing pieces that make you feel fabulous. PetitePlus

Occasion

Because you don’t wear a slinky LBD to work or power suit on a date, we’ve created these guides for fashion for the occasion. Date NightEverydayPartyPromWork

Women of different shapes and sizes

6 Ways Body-Positive Brands Are Different

We’ve been hearing lots about body positivity lately—the idea that everyone should have a positive view of her body, regardless of societal expectations, media or cultural influences. It sounds dreamy, right? After all, we...
Woman wearing dress with exposed zipper

How to Wear The Exposed Zipper

You’ve seen it, and you either love or hate it. The exposed zipper had its big moment back in 2014, and it remained on the fashion radar for quite a while before quietly losing...
Woman wearing trendy casual outfit

Style by Numbers: 7 Easy Casual Outfit Ideas

Mixing and matching clothes is a job some women find hard to master. Maybe you don’t have the time, energy or brainpower to spare. Or you’re too busy solving life’s bigger problems. Either way,...
Woman staring at cluttered closet

This Fashion Distraction May Be Working Against You

Sure, you love to buy clothes. We get it. But like all good things, shopping is easy to overdo. Even when you’re on a very limited budget, you can still end up with a...
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10 End-of-Summer Pieces to Buy at Target Now

As summer winds down, it’s as good a time as any to take a detour through the Target fashion section when you should be shopping shower curtains. Ha — who are we kidding? Isn’t...
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Summer Jumpsuits for Every Body

The beauty of the jumpsuit is obvious: It’s an effortless option that makes it simple to get ready for anything on your warm-weather agenda, from a backyard barbecue or an outdoor wedding. The other...
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European Vacation: 9 Cosmopolitan Outfits to Pack for a Trip Abroad

If you want to visit the maximum number of countries in a short period of time, then Europe is calling. It’s the continent with the largest number of countries complete with different languages, cultures,...
Strappy sandals outfit

The Best Strappy Sandal Outfits on Instagram

If you’re in the market for new shoes, it won’t be long before you come across a pair or two of strappy sandals. In its many iterations, it’s one of the most popular, classic,...
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Fashion Police: Dos and Don’ts of Las Vegas Fashion

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. The infamous phrase conjures images of crazy party nights and chaos — stuff you’d only participate in when you’re away from home. All that craziness tends to...
Woman wearing high-waisted denim shorts

How to Wear High-Waisted Shorts This Summer

Wondering why you’ve got the Three’s Company theme song running through your head? You can blame fashion, and the groovy 1970s vibe that’s happening in your favorite clothing stores. As part of that trend,...
Yellow and white checkered maxi skirt outfit

5 Easy Ways to Style a Maxi Skirt

The maxi skirt is nothing if not totally comfortable. It’s a forgiving choice for all body shapes, and it’s also a nice fill-in when you forget to shave (oops!) but don’t want to wear...
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Want a Dazzling Smile? Try This

Thank you to the Smile Brilliant team, who collaborated with me on this Smile Brilliant at-home teeth whitening review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. Short on time? Skip to the Smile Brilliant...
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How to Style a Denim Skirt (When You’re a Grown-Up)

Denim skirts are as essential to women’s wardrobes as little black dresses, classic white blouses, and tailored black pants. Don’t let any voice tell you that they’re too youthful or dated. Because when you...
Striped kimono

How to Wear a Kimono

The kimono. It’s one of spring’s most welcome and beautiful trends. And how to wear a kimono? You can use it as a topper when a cardigan would be too warm. Or you can...
Runway model wearing oversized trend

How to Wear the Oversized Trend

Things are looking baggy and voluminous — and in a good way. You see, the oversized fit is having its moment, sweeping runways and racks everywhere. Don’t be alarmed by the possibility of wearing...
Weekend getaway outfits — Couple having fun on the beach

What to Wear for a Romantic Weekend Getaway

Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day set the stage for a weekend retreat — whether you’re in a long-term relationship or playing the singles game with some friends. Either way, a conveniently timed holiday is the...
New year's resolutions -- is it time to update your style?

New You! 5 Easy Style Updates for 2019

In this first week of the new year, everyone’s talking about resolutions. This is the time when we’re all envisioning a better version of ourselves — with just a few lifestyle tweaks, we’re healthier,...
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Do These 6 Things Before You Buy More Clothes

Having “nothing to wear” is a common problem amongst style-minded ladies. The affliction might happen suddenly — like, 75 minutes before you’re leaving for a black-tie party attended by your most glamorous friends. Or,...
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5 Black Friday Alternatives That Are Good for the Soul

I have a confession to make, and it’s a doozy. I don’t shop Black Friday. I don’t get up at 4am, I don’t wait in line anywhere, and I definitely wouldn’t fight someone for...
Woman shopping

Hate Shopping? Have Someone Else Do it for You

Dear Budget Fashionista, I have gone on a weight loss program this year and have lost quite a bit of weight. I have no idea how to shop for a new wardrobe. Should I...
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The Darker Side of Rent the Runway

It starts innocently enough. You’re browsing for the perfect dress — The One, really — for your special event, when you happen upon Rent the Runway. The company touts a selection of designer dresses,...
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