While more money does of course provide greater access to material goods such as clothes, a budget does not by definition mean that one automatically has to dress poorly. Rather, taking into account of various different approaches from different perspectives can allow the individual to dress well while on a budget.
Fashion is cyclical and many times what is trendy today quickly goes out of style tomorrow. To keep in touch with the latest trends means spending capital to keep up with these changes. But dressing well is not just about following trends. Buying classic items, staples for the wardrobe that one will always use means much money can be saved instead of having to spend in order to completely update one’s wardrobe. Clothes such as a leather jacket, jeans, and evening wear, a nice tie and suit, or a classic little black dress for a woman are items that never go out of style. Buying such classic items can prevent us from always having to keep up with the trends.
Keeping track of stores which offer good prices and good quality items is another approach. Visiting vintage shops can save a budget and provide access to quality clothes. Certainly, vintage stores may have some type of very dated items, in the sense that they are part of a specific time period. However, one can craft an individual style through visiting vintage stores and acquiring good quality clothing on the cheap.
With regards to stores, a vintage store is not the only way to go. For example, we all know about sales at various stores. Keeping track of when prices will be lower on clothes, such as after holidays or on special actions, can save massive amounts of money for the wardrobe. Watching out for a good deal can help you dress well for a fraction of the price.