How To Remain Stylish On A Budget

How To Remain Stylish On A Budget

Ways to maintain your style without breaking the bank
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As the Summer season has quickly arrived, it is important to find great deals to keep up with the latest fashion trends.

Below are some tips for someone who is just beginning to come into his or her own fashion sense for the Summer.

Shop at Thrift Stores

Do not be afraid to walk into stores like Plato's Closet, Goodwill, or local consignment shops. You can find some of the best clothing, name brand or not in these store for less than ten bucks.

There was a time that I used to be into oversized sweaters. I lucked up and got three of them for about $3 each from Goodwill. They were a great size, the colors matched some boots I already had at home and I got a lot of compliments on them.

Some people may look at you funny when you tell them where exactly you got these items from. But think about something, isn't it better to get a deal or a lot of nice items for under $100 rather than spending the same amount on one item?

Quick TipUse common sense don't be like them.

Coupons!

If you ever receive store coupons after making a purchase keep up with them! They will definitely have some use later on.

If you are not good at couponing, do some research. Try to keep up with the dates that are written in small fine print.

Write them down in a separate notebook if necessary.

Ask a good friend who knows how to coupon some techniques to get the best deals when shopping.

Or watch re-runs of Extreme Couponing online, this show use to come on TLC network.

If you're a fan of online shopping cupons are always the way to go! Normally upon the first visit to a website, they offer 10-20% off your purchase by just entering your email into their list.

Mix and match with your friends, sister or mom

Sometimes we become fashion inspired by television shows, our favorite celebrity and even better our inner circle. Take a peak into your mom's closet or go shopping with your best friend who knows how to layer clothes together. Borrow her skirt and ask her what kind of blouse can go with it.Use your resources.peak into your mom's closet or go shopping with your best friend who knows how to layer clothes together. Borrow her skirt and ask her what kind of blouse can go with it.Use your resources.

Use social media

I follow a ton of fashion blogs and big stores like Forever 21 and Banana Republic. I also keep up with Esty and ThredUp for wardrobe inspiration.Etsy, ThredUp to name a few all for one common goal; to get some inspiration.

Pinterest is probably one of the best sites to use because it expresses you. You pin and create your own boards. Again I follow a lot of fashion pages on here and lately my sense of fashion has come up.


Have fun with it.

Fashion does not have to be a competition. Some days you will want to look really put together, other days depending on your mood you may want to dress more laid-back. Depending on where you go or travel to that can help you determine what to wear.

I used to watch a television show on TLC called, "What not to Wear." I was sad when they canceled the show but I enjoyed watching it because it gave me tips on how to wear clothes.

Your height, size, weight, skin tone, hair color all of this matters when it comes to wearing clothing.

The host of the show were style experts based in New York who knew how to take plain individuals and make them look like runway models.

My best advice for you is to find your own unique style, without breaking the bank and maxing out tons of credit cards.

You can do it.

Deion Sander former NFL and baseball player has a saying that continues to stick with me,"If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good."

Now go to some stores, find some good deals, and be merry.

Comment what stores you like going to shop to complete your wardrobe!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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Every Harry Styles Suit From His European World Tour

Definitely channeling his inner Shania Twain.
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Harry Styles is not afraid to wear any suit... ruffles? Sequins? Jumpsuit? Kilt? Yes, a Kilt.

He has worn them all, and he's only on his 22nd show. Harry Styles live on tour kicked off the third of March in Basel, Switzerland and ends on July thirteenth in Los Angeles, California.

Styles has shown that he isn't afraid to put on his custom (emphasis on custom because literally everything he has worn is made for him and only him) suit and look like a rockstar. Taking inspiration from Elton John, David Bowie, and Prince.

Fashion stylist, Harry Lambert, and Fashion Editor at 10MEN has taken on the challenge of dressing Styles every night in a different suit. Lambert has also taken to giving sneak peeks of each suit before Styles performs on stage. To find those sneak peeks follow him on Twitter or Instagram .

From Gucci, Saint Laurent, Givenchy and current fashion student Harry Reed. Styles has proven he isn't afraid to wear anyones designs. If it's good...it's good.

We can't wait to see what he continues to wear through the next leg of the tour. More articles on suits will definitely be coming in the future. We have a lot of suits to get through so sit back and enjoy the show that is Harry Styles suits.

But if you need constant updates, I highly recommend following Harry Wore What on Twitter. For the latest updates and inside scoops on his latest looks.

These are listed in the order he wore them, but a personal favorite is the Charles Jeffery LOVERBOY 'Appleyard Jumpsuit' he wore in Dublin, Ireland.


1. Basel, Switzerland - custom Gucci


The best look he could have given us on the kickoff of his world tour.

2. Paris, France - custom Saint Laurent


One of his most worn designers and now they have added him to the "custom" Saint Laurent family.

3. Amsterdam, Netherlands - custom Harry Reed


Harry Reed still being a college student and having Harry Styles wear his designs on a world tour is a dream come true for anyone.

4. Antwerp, Belgium - custom Alexander McQueen


A burgundy suit with embroidered sleeves is what we all wanted.

5. Stockholm, Sweden - custom Calvin Klein


Red and white wool on a stage for 2 hours with bright lights beating down on you and not a drop of sweat? A pure rockstar.

6. Copenhagen, Denmark - custom Gucci


A lurex jacquard suit with an oversized peak lapel jacket and a silk self-tie blouse. Try saying that 3 times fast.

7. Oslo, Norway - custom Alexander McQueen


True band goals, I relate to Mitch the most drinking the wine.

8. Oberhausen, Germany - custom Givenchy


"I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy SUIT (styling')." Channeling his inner Beyoncé in Oberhausen, Germany.

9. Hamburg, Germany - custom Gucci

How many custom Gucci suits will he pull out this year? Stay tuned.

10. Munich, Germany - custom Calvin Klein


I'm getting very strong Daphne from Scobby Doo vibes in this custom Calvin Klein. But then he turns around it's a total Velma outfit.

11. Barcelona, Spain - custom Palomo

He looks like he's wearing a grandmothers coat but in such a beautiful way. What are his secrets for making this look so good?

12. Madrid, Spain - Palomo


One of his best looks so far, also, the tank top under it is custom Calvin Klein with his saying "Treat People With Kindness" embroidered on the left side near his ribcage.

13. Milan, Italy - custom Gucci


Dazzling in a suit that looks like a Christmas bow.

14. Bologna, Italy - custom Gucci


On world tours, we wear custom pink Gucci suits.

15. Mannheim, Germany - custom Charles Jeffery

Wearing a custom Charles Jeffery LOVERBOY suit. This suit was perfectly named for Harry.

16. Birmingham, UK - custom Calvin Klein


His suit game is strong but not pictured is his Spring 2018 Calvin Klein boots. So... shoe game strong too.

17. Manchester, UK - custom Alexander McQueen


The perfect homecoming suit, performing in an arena he grew up going to.

18. London, UK (NIGHT 1) - custom Gucci


You knew he was going to go big for his first night in London. Pink velvet, embroidery, and sparkled custom suit designed by Alessandro Michele .

19. London, UK (NIGHT 2) - custom Alexander McQueen


"LET'S GO GIRLS!" Definitely channeling his inner Shania Twain.

20. Glasgow, UK - Scotland Kilt Company


He promised he would wear a kilt next time he was in Scotland and he delivered. Wearing a 'Black Isle Tartan Prince Charlie Jacket Dress Kilt Outfit.' He's wearing a kilt and is still killing the fashion game. How?

21. Dublin, Ireland - Charles Jeffery

Back by popular demand. Previously wore this on the Late Late Show with James Corden for a performance. His best look so far and that is a fact.

Yes, this took a lot of research and time. I'm not even mad about it.

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