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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

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

David's Bridal

A Day in the Life: A David’s Bridal Wedding Consultant

When we found out our own Michelle Y. was getting hitched (woo-hoo!), the topic around here was the dress, the dress, the dress. All this talk got me thinking: What’s a day in the...
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Spend Less, Stress Less on Your Next Vacation

Remember the old days, when summer vacation was the end-all, be-all? Three solid months of watching Three’s Company, hanging out with your friends and trying not to get into trouble. Fast forward a few...
Lush's New Highlighter and Bronzer

Review: Lush’s New Highlighter and Bronzer

Charisma and Feeling Younger Skin Tints, $18.95 each from Lush I’m going to confide in you all for a second. When it comes to cosmetics, I’m kind of a straightforward kind of gal. I...

How to Wear a Pencil Skirt

So Jennifer Aniston, with her toned legs (ok, who are we kidding . . . her toned EVERYTHING), is basically the model of pencil skirt-wearing perfection. But you don’t need Jen’s body or bank account...
Reasons Why We Love Amazon

11 Reasons Why We Love Amazon

As its name implies, Amazon is a winding, veritable jungle chock-full of fabulous finds and steep discounts. Seriously. From hard-to-find makeup must-haves to designer duds, home necessities or the perfect gift for mom, dad,...
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How to Wear a Mini Skirt Like a Fashionista

One of the lyrics in Dave Matthews’ song “Crash into Me” is “hike up your skirt a little more.” Wow, what a perfect beat-the-heat suggestion for this warmer weather, Dave! (Okay, so that part...
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Essential Style Tips for the Apple-Shaped Fashionista

Dear Budget Fashionista, I just love this site! I have checked it daily for years now! I need some help. I am a petite bottom (size 12-14) and regular on top (size large or...
The Outnet

The Outnet: Site Review

The Outnet is the high-fashion-focused Net-a-Porter’s outlet site—which pleases us because, while we love perusing Net-a-Porter’s designer offerings, we just can’t justify (or afford) the prices. And, in this economy, it only stands to...
6 Style Tips for the Conservative Fashionista

6 Style Tips for the Conservative Fashionista

WARNING: Nuclear-orange jeans and peacock-inspired box clutches may not be right for everyone. Dizziness, shortness of breath and naked-in-public dreamlike anxiety may be experienced by individuals who even think about certain trends, let alone...
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5 Inspiring Tumblr Beauty Blogs

You’ve already heard us rave about the ease of Tumblr for both the blogger and the reader. Essentially, it’s one of the simplest blogging platforms there is, so it’s perfect if you want to...
How to Take Great Instagram Images in a Snap

How to Take Great Instagram Pictures in a Snap

With Instagram’s new availability to Android users, and the recent Facebook buyout, it’s no surprise that if you weren’t clamoring to use the photo filter/sharing app, you are now. The Instagram phenomena has taken...
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Spring Fashion 2012 Boot Camp: How To Mix Prints

When I was a wee lad growing up in the heartland of fashion, Milwaukee, I would have strong debates with my dear mom about my morning sartorial choices. Like most 5-year-olds, I wanted to...

How to Start a Fashion Blog

So, you wanna be a fashion blogger? That’s great! Go for it! Now, more than any other time in history, everyone has access to all the tools they need to start their own fashion...

Repost: How to Avoid The Designer Handbag Trap

Most of us purchase designer handbags more because of the status carrying one conveys and less because of the quality. You can get a great, quality handbag at your local JC Penney’s for less...

Fall Fashion Trend 101: Tips for Wearing Green

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2011, Courtesy of Style.com Green, for better or for worse, is a hot color this fall. However, green can be one difficult color to wear (other than on St. Patrick’s...
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Fashion Advice: How to Dress Like a Rock Star

Dear Budget Fashionista, I am vocalist of an alternative band and my image is supposed to be feminine yet still look tough (a rocker chick) I want to know how to achieve this look...

How to Make Flat Shoes Comfortable

Dear Budget Fashionista, Here is my dilemma: I love flats, they are so cute and versatile, but it is so hard for me to find a style and brand that does not torture my...
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How to Clean Suede

One of the downsides of being a fashionista: your clothes are bigger divas than you are. If you don’t know how to clean suede, for instance, you have a chic, high-maintenance garment on your ends...
Catherine Brock, Owner and Editor of Budget Fashionista

How To Be a Personal Style Blogger

Just about everyone wants to be a style blogger these days, but it takes more than a good sense of fashion to make it happen. If you want to start showering the web with...

How to Dress For Your Boy Shaped Body

Back in high school, you saw curves show up on the other girls in your class and waited impatiently for the same to happen to you. But sadly, your five-year class reunion rolled around...
Colorblock Dress

Master the Color-Block Trend

The hottest trend of the spring/summer season is color-blocking, and personally, we couldn’t be more thrilled. The spring 2011 runways exploded with vibrant hues that were avante garde, playful, and impossible to ignore both...
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