If you look good, you feel goodThe way we look determines how people receive us and their first impressions of us. But not everyone wants to spend their hard earned money on high dollar, designer labels. So what are some great ways to have you looking your best on budget in 2020? We give you ways to perk yourself up so you can look and feel a million dollars and truly impress at your next interview, business meeting, and beyond!
Look beyond Rodeo Drive
If you’re looking for clothes that can be found on a budget but you still like your "labels", you definitely have to start looking in consignment shops or online resellers. These are the best places I have found for finding luxury items for less, one a kind estate pieces, and vintage pieces that you will not find anyone else wearing. Buyers should beware because these are often "pre-loved" pieces you are purchasing. You should read the details about the condition of an item if you are shopping online. Stores like Vestaire Collective or the RealReal can help give you guidance about the condition of each item they sell. Further, reputable resellers will guarantee the authenticity of their items so you can shop without worry and you will find luxury pieces to lust over at a fraction of their original price. Remember that some of these pieces may have been around in the 70s but if they’re in super condition, it’s good to snatch it up! You could start looking like some of the models in the past 50 years and start to feel like one of them too!
Refresh Your Beauty Routine
Your beauty routine is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to refresh your look in 2020. I know I don't clean out my makeup bag as often as I should, so a new decade seems like just the time for a refresh! Look at what colors you can use to complement your skin tones or eye color. You can also consider going beyond the usual "day makeup" for work and add a cat winged eye for a chic look or a red lip for a more intense serious business day. Think about a new "do" for the new decade- maybe bangs, a bob or extensions? If you not ready to fully commit to a new hairstyle, think about wearing your hair up. Updos are professional and neat!
We have found some of our favorite luxury items for less and our best beauty buys under $35 and put them all below for you to easily shop. Check out our favorite lux for less picks by using the arrows to scroll left and right and click on the picture to be taken directly to each item. And make sure you dish on your favorite consignment or beauty buys to have your fellow bosses looking fabulous on a budget in 2020 and beyond!
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M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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