Fashion Advice

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


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

Fashion Advice 1

Fan Girl: The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Sports Jerseys

Sports jerseys are no longer only the stuff of Super Bowl parties. Whether you’re a diehard sports fan or just appreciate the comfort of polyester knit mesh, it’s A-OK to turn your boyfriend’s sports...
Fashion Advice 2

Wear Jeans to Work Like a Boss

Once upon a time, jeans were limited to casual Fridays. Today, women are rocking jeans every day of the work week. The trick to making jeans workplace-friendly is styling them right — which means...
Woman wearing black hat and black fit n flare cocktail dress

How to Choose a Cocktail Dress for Your Body Shape

A good cocktail dress (or two!) is a must-have for formal to semi-formal events. You can buy one or easily make a cute, girly cocktail dress. If you go the buying route, you have tons...
Woman wearing expensive earrings

All Ears: How to Make Your Outfits Look More Expensive, Instantly

What if we told you you could look like a million bucks for less than ten? That’s the secret that’s taking over your Instagram feed, and you probably haven’t even noticed. Globe-trotting heiresses and...
Woman wearing sunglasses and pinstriped, asymmetrical top

How to Wear the Asymmetric Cold Shoulder Top

Tired of both your shoulders being cold? Then I’ve got good news for you — there’s a new shoulder game in town and it’s only exposing one of your shoulders. It’s called the asymmetric...
Beach wedding scene

What to Wear to a Beach Wedding

I know I’m not alone when I get an invitation to a beach wedding and say, “YAAASSS!” And then, the very next thought is “what the heck am I going to wear to a...
Pantone's Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

The Ultra Violet Color Wave and 5 Ways to Wear It

Pantone, the prevailing authority on all things color, says it’s time for a little purple reign. Ultra Violet took the Color of the Year title for 2018 and if it sounds a little intimidating...
Woman wearing sunglasses and stylish navy blue beret

Take or Toss: Style Trends to Bring into the New Year

New year, new you? That effort begins in the closet. Now’s the time to clear out the trends that are slowing down, to make room for what’s landing. The slate doesn’t need to be...
Black and white sequined dress with silver booties, blue gem earrings and white clutch

10 Stunning Ways to Wear Your Open-Toe Booties

I just purchased a fantastic pair of silver, sock-style, open-toe booties. They were just what I needed to complete my NYE outfit (yes, I’m planning ahead this year!) and also carried the very comfortable...
Collage of two distressed denim outfits

7 Ways to Style Your Distressed Denim

We know you have a few items in your closet you’d rather not talk about. Those army boots from high school you just can’t part with. That faux leather mini you were sure you’d...
Breast cancer walk outfit - dress and shoes from Greater Good, Chamilia charm, FNA totebag

What to Wear to a Breast Cancer Walk

Breast Cancer Awareness month is here again, and it’s time to refocus our support for this terrible disease. Sadly, history tells us that one in eight women will be diagnosed with an invasive form...
Black strapless unitard

Flashback Fashion — How to Wear a Unitard

Revisiting how to wear a unitard? Why on earth would we do that? After all, it’s been 10 years since women went crazy for a cotton spandex jersey unitard for $38 at American Apparel....
sequined skirt in silver

Flashback Fashion — How to Wear Sequins

One lesson we learned from the recently concluded New York Fashion Week is this. Sequins are back, baby. Coach, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors and others doubled-down on the little shiny...
Sheer pantyhose

Flashback Fashion: Should Women Wear Pantyhose?

Back in the early-2000s, old and young generations were clashing on the topic of pantyhose of the sheer nylon variety. Traditionalists argued for the light leg covering, while the up-and-coming fashion divas gasped in...
Catherine Brock wearing draped green dress from Le Tote

Le Tote Review — It’s Netflix for Clothes

If you’ve ever wanted to wear nice, new things without actually buying them, then this LE TOTE review is for you. Le Tote Review: What is Le Tote? The best way I can describe...
Woman wearing peasant skirt with denim jacket and tank top

Flashback Fashion: How to Style a Peasant Skirt

Peasant skirts were trending high in 2005 — so much so that our readers stocked up on them. But one year later we received this question: Last summer I stocked up on cute peasant...
catherine Brock budget fashionista

10 Confessions of a Low-Maintenance Fashionista

My Instagram feed is ruled by beautiful and stylish people. And most of the time, it’s inspiring — I see looks I’d love to try and places I’d love to go. But we all...
Fashion Advice 3

Blogger Q&A with Catherine Brock

Dealspotr’s network of influencers includes notable bloggers and social media personalities across a wide range of topics and interests, but all with a focus on frugal living and saving money. In our weekly Influencer Spotlight, we...
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My DIY Step Hem Jeans

I love step hem jeans. I love them with pumps, with booties, with sneakers. They’re a nice change-up on the old crop pant, and at my age, they even feel a little edgy. All...
Sshoes - quieter women's shoes

SSh-oes: The Simple Solution to Loud Heels

Editor’s note: Sadly, it looks as though SSh-oes is no more. That means we have to go back to quieting our shoes the old-fashioned way. See this post on for tips! I thought...
Switch jewelry subscription service - top five jewelry picks

Switch Jewelry Subscription Review

Switch, a jewelry subscription / rental service, offered me a free trial in exchange for my feedback. What follows is my honest review. It was Elizabeth Taylor who said, “big girls need diamonds.” Even the...
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