You’re out of cash, but think you could truly rule the world if you dressed like a celebrity.
Well, you don’t have to move to Los Angeles, London or NYC to wear fabulous clothes and live the glamorous life of the well-dressed.
I’ve gathered three easy fashion tips for those starlets in training who crave celebrity style but don’t have the cash to make it rain on the sales associates at Neiman’s or Bergdorf’s.
Want to let your inner Posh, Heidi Klum, Beyonce or Sarah Jessica Parker run free…for less? Here’s how:
Worship at the altar of the celebrity fashion and gossip rags
US Weekly, People and InStyle feature recent photos of celebrities and their fashionable frocks. With up-to-the-minute reporting on who wore what and where, you can take these Technicolor images of the celebs with you while you shop at your local bargain store.
As an added bonus, the celebrity mags include “celebrity looks for less” feature sidebar blurbs and articles that will help you recreate the drop dead gorgeous ensembles for pennies on the dollars.
Dearest Beyonce on a Budget: Accessories are now your new best girlfriends…or boyfriends
Posh’s Birkin bags, SJP’s Manolos, Kimora Lee Simmons’ collection of Louis Vuitton and diamonds. Dressing like a celebrity requires an attention to the glamorous details that only the best glam accessories can provide.
Adding a statement shoe or a glitzy piece of ear candy is essential to any red carpet look. Whether you are gliding down the aisles of your supermarket, or preparing to make an entrance at a dinner for two, a thrifty but fashionable celebrity fashionista will not leave the house without a killer pair of sunglasses, and a to-die-for-handbag.
Where are the best places to buy these accessories for cheap? Online sample sales and off-price retailers like Loehmann’s Marshall’s and T.J. Maxx.
High and low are the ways to go
Celebrity style is all about taking chances. And mixing the expensive with the cheap requires guts and a little fashion experimentation.
Found a dress at Target or a 70’s throwback in your mother’s closet that fits you like a glove? Style it with your Gucci sunglasses and the bamboo bangles you bought at a flea market in Europe.
- Mix Gap tees with designer skinny jeans.
- Drape designer accessories bought on eBay or Gilt Group over your Old Navy blouse and H&M dress.
Most of all, remember to be fearless when you dress like a celebrity.
Your fans expect great fashion from a style star, whether you are walking the red carpet at your church, sorority event or kid’s little league game.
To achieve true celebrity style demands that the wearer exudes confidence and fabulosity. And that requires a whole heap of self-esteem that no designer bag or $5,000 dress will ever produce.
But with these tips, you can learn how to dress like a celebrity and upgrade your favorite bargain hunting strategies in a flash.