We are all guilty of wanting to stay fashionable and be on trend. But the fashion industry progresses at such as quick speed that it’s almost impossible to keep up. You could buy a jacket that’s featured in all the magazines only to find that it looks dated a few weeks later.

It’s even more difficult to buy trendy outfits when you don’t have a big budget to work with. But believe it or not, you don’t need to spend a fortune to look stylish and fashionable. By being smart with how you shop for your clothing, you can make your budget stretch even further. Take a look at the frugal hacks in this guide and start saving on your fashion today.

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Use eBay

Ebay is a treasure trove that every fashionista should be using to their advantage. Renowned for it’s affordable prices and ease of use, eBay gives you access to a wide range of clothing and accessories. From vintage trainers to designer dresses, you can find absolutely anything your heart desire in just a few clicks. The auction function means you can grab these items for a significantly reduced price too. While you can find new designer goods on eBay, don’t overlook similar vintage or second-hand items. These can often come with a cheaper price tag but look almost identical to current on-trend pieces. Look on the Fashion Bomb website for more tips on shopping safely on eBay.

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Visit a tailor

When you want to look fashionable, fit is essential. This is why a tailor should be every fashion lover’s best friend. Say, for instance, you find a dress in a second-hand store that you love, but it’s too big for you. This would usually encourage you to put the dress back and buy something similar and more expensive elsewhere. However, if you buy the dress and take it to a tailor, they can alter it to fit. The cost of alterations will vary depending on how much work needs to be done. But they are generally less expensive than buying a brand new item of clothing. So find a tailor in your area today to see what services they can provide.

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Never pay full price

Paying full price is easy when you have a big clothing budget to work with. But when money is tight, it’s often the last thing you want to do. Even if you love the item, paying full price can leave you with little money for the rest of the month. So rather than putting a strain on your finances, look for ways to reduce the price instead. You can wait for sales and promotional events where a discount will be applied to the item. Another option is to look online for Topshop vouchers, Forever 21 coupons and Voonik offers. You can also use designer outlets which can provide considerable savings on brands like NIKE and DKNY. Not paying full price can make the items you desire more affordable and could allow you to buy even more.

Hopefully, these hacks will have opened your eyes to how easy it is to be stylish without having a fortune to spend. So what are you waiting for? Start shopping smarter today and make the impossible possible.