Learn How to Look Great on a Budget

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Looking chic and elegant doesn't mean that you have to spend a lot of money in order to do so. You'll find women that can max out their credit cards yet still be a complete mess. Then there are those who shop on sale or at thrift stores and be ready for an impromptu photo shoot. All these women do is have the right look together and make the right choices since they know how to look elegant on a budget.

Anyone who knows what works best on them doesn't need to spend a ton of money. Money that is allotted to the right sort of expenses will be money well spent.

One thing that people notice the most about others is the hair and the face. So it is logical to spend the most you can afford on these two necessary parts of your look. Having a hairstyle that suits you by making your best features stand out plus having skin that is clear and soft through the right toiletries and facials would be all that you need to look good.

One thing that makes a person look messy is to have hair where it isn't wanted. Keep yourself fuzz-free with at-home hair removal. The main points that need to be hairless would be the legs and armpits; the eyebrows in particular should be kept well-groomed.

You wouldn't need excess hair on the upper lip or the chin, either. This in turn means that less makeup is needed. The basics - a sheer foundation, a suitable shade of lipstick or gloss, blush and mascara - keep your face looking young and takes no time at all. If you add perfume, shower well before you do and choose a simple scent that both expresses and suits you.

Pay attention to your nails, especially if you usually use your hands to express yourself. Buffing is the best way to go as it won't discolor the nails, it won't chip, and it looks better than an obvious French manicure. Keep your toes clean as well; a clear coat of polish would actually look better than any other color.

If you know what clothes to buy, then you'll be able to really get what you need without needing the latest fashions or having designer labels emblazoned all over yourself. Once the clothes are cut to fit the body properly, are kept well without any faded or worn patches, isn't wrinkled or ripped somewhere, then they'll look good on you.

To start with, classics are the best choice. Then make the clothes your own with the right accessories for it. The basic wardrobe consists of properly fitted blazers or suit jackets for the top and pants and skirts for the bottoms.

Jeans that don't pull or wrinkle in unwanted places plus blouses and t-shirts that fit well and suit the character just right round out the wardrobe. If the foundation clothes are dark colors that can allow them to mix and match, then the bright colors can come in with the shirts, bags, scarves, and jewelry.

Again, well chosen, none of these things ought to max out your credit card or clean your wallet. Keep your look fresh by changing the accessories and tops seasonally.

Never ever buy "cute" shoes. Types like these will change in extreme ways every season and will cost you a ton of money. Choose good pumps, pretty sandals, ballerina slippers, and very plain sneakers as your staples.

Neither do your bags have to be expensive. Just because it's a designer bag doesn't mean that it will suit your look.

Jamie Highland writes about various family and baby topics. For more info or to check out some elegant baby shower favors or some baby shower gifts, visit My Baby Shower Favors. If you want more articles, visit our site and click on the Contact Us link.

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