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.

We also provide reviews on fashion-related products and services, so you can check here before you buy: Fashion Reviews

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

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At Home: Girl’s Night In

The first people I think of when candy and cards start hitting the aisles of every store isn’t some then-boyfriend or a long lost love. They’re my girlfriends who’ve stuck with me (and admittedly hated...
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Book Review: Beauty Tips for Women Over 50

Ladies, I am a RoC Ambassador, which means I am compensated to try RoC products and share my experiences. All opinions are my own. I just finished reading “The Woman’s Wakeup: How To Shake...
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Product Review: Obaku Watches

I haven’t worn a watch in years. I’m not sure why — maybe I, like the rest of the world, just got used to getting the time off my phone. But wrist wear is...
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Product Review: RoC SMOOTH PERFEXION (Sponsored)

Ladies, I am a RoC Ambassador, which means I am compensated to try RoC products and share my experiences. All opinions are my own. Three weeks ago, the good folks at RoC sent me...
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Spa Experience at Home: Luxury Shower Head from Aroma Sense

Readers, Aroma Sense sent us a luxury shower head for free and asked us to check it out. I did, and I found it to be a unique and fun product–definitely worthy of sharing!...

Wearing Animal Prints: Dos and Don’ts

Edgy animal prints are always in style. But always being is style doesn’t make them easy to wear. Stripes, spots, and patterned prints can flatter or fail if you don’t know the rules. As...
Catherine Brock, the Budget Fashionista

Women Over 40: Real Beauty Guide (Sponsored)

Readers, I am a RoC Skincare Ambassador. This means RoC provides me with free product and other compensation so I can share my honest opinions with you. Rest assured, you’ll always get real advice...

PINCHme Review: My Top 3 Picks of Free Health & Beauty Items

Readers: PINCHme sent us this package of products free of charge. We do not guarantee product reviews, and we only do them when we truly enjoy the product. Read on to learn how you can get...
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Clothing Resale: The Ultimate Guide

You finally cleaned out the closet — now what? You’re left with a pile of pieces you just had to have, and look at them now, so defeated balled-up on the floor. You know deserved to...
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Budget Accessory Spotlight: Freshwater Pearls

Readers: PearlsOnly sent us this pendant free of charge. We do not guarantee product reviews, and we only do them when we truly enjoy the product. I love black pearls. They have a deep, iridescent...
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Picture Perfect Color Tips for Your Engagement Photos

Engagement photos are a lovely way to capture the chemistry and love between two people. They are also meant as a joyous celebration of a new chapter in your life. Ensure that your engagement...
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From Rachel Zoe to Transparent: The Caftan Update

Soooo, Jeffrey Tambor has never been considered a style icon, but we can’t help but being slightly and secretly obsessed with his blatant caftan love in Transparent. Even though the word “caftan” can sometimes invoke visions...
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The 20 Greatest Fashion Apps Ever!

There’s no denying the App Store has changed our lives for the better and more efficient. But tucked away amongst the downloads are the real gold—the platforms that take it one further to aid...
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How to Tie a Headwrap: Tutorial

We’ve been obsessed with headwraps for quite some time. The reasons for said obsession are simple. Headwraps are the best accessory for hiding a bad hair day or adding some pop to your outfit...
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How to Tie a Scarf

Scarves are this summer’s hottest accessory — whether it is worn on your head or around your neck. However, many fashionistas have a hard time figuring out exactly how to wear a scarf. Look,...

Forever21’s Magic Mirrors: Sorry You Really Don’t Look Hot in That Sequined Mini Skirt

A Very Sad Fact: Forever21 (and other stores) trick you into thinking you look hotter in their clothes than you actually do. How do they do this? Through the clever use of tilted mirrors,...
Why We Love Zappos

Why We Love Zappos

When I’m looking for fantastic deals that don’t cut corners on quality, “Zappos” is one of the first words I type in my computer.  I remember my neighbor was always getting boxes delivered to her...
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What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

If there’s any season that’s most notorious for being dubbed wedding season, it’s spring. Check out our tips for what to wear to a spring weeding. Since weddings should be all fun and no...
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How to Color Coordinate Your Outfit For A Better Mood

Let’s face it — Monday mornings are a drag. The weekend is done. The work week has begun. And I rarely feel like getting dressed in my very best. This past Monday I decided...
Color Block

How to Color Block Outfits Without Looking Like a Toddler

Color blocking sounds ( and looks a little bit ) like an 80’s pop band, but it is simply the fashion of wearing multiple blocks of color in an outfit.  Spring is absolutely the...
What to Wear Winter Wedding

What To Wear To A Winter Wedding

Figuring out what to wear to a winter wedding can be tricky. It’s too cold for the strapless and sleeveless dresses you wore to your summer weddings. Yet, you don’t want to be too...
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