25 Fashion Hacks To Keep You Looking Fabulous Even On A Budget

Posted by , Updated on August 7, 2016

Looking fabulous isn’t always easy, even for people who are considered amazingly beautiful. It’s not usually cheap either. Just think back to your most recent make-up shopping trip or clothing binge. Were you able to leave without spending a couple hundred dollars? Unless you know something we don’t, probably not. While you may have the budget for big ticket fashion items, why spend the money when you don’t have to? Not only is make-up and clothing pricey, but other beauty up-keep routines like hair removal and hair styling can be painful for your wallet and your body. Want to know a few ways to lessen the pain both financially and physically? Below you will find many tips and tricks that are super easy to accomplish and range from getting rid of pesky stains to make-up advice that is quite clever. Here are 25 Fashion Hacks To Keep You Looking Fabulous Even On A Budget.


Spray your tights or pantyhose with hairspray to prevent runs.

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If you have old or unused jewelry pieces in your jewelry box, sew them onto a beanie to add some flair to the winter fashion accessory.

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Keep your shirts safe from armpit stains this summer by placing a pantyliner over the armpit crease in your shirt.

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Don't let stress or late-night partying give you bags to carry. Rub egg whites under your eyes, let them dry, and then rinse off to get rid of puffiness. Egg whites are also good to use all over your face if you have oily skin.

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Do you have any old sweaters you don't wear anymore hanging in your closet? Cut off a piece of the sleeve and put it over your calf before you zip up your boots. This will look like you have fancy boot-socks without the uncomfortable feeling of bunched up socks in your boots.

sweaterSource & Image: guff.com, Image: Heather Kennedy via Flickr

We've all had it happen before at least once; our favorite hang-dry-only shirt or pair of pants gets thrown in the dryer. It now fits your 10-year-old perfectly. Click on the link below for a great hack for keeping your clothes in your closet and out of hers (at least for another few years).

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Create your own cap shoes by following these simple steps. Find a pair of flats, and put a piece of wide painters tape over the shoe, exposing the part that you want to be the "cap." Cover the back of the shoe with newspaper or something to prevent over spray. Finally, spray paint the cap of your shoe with a metallic spray paint of your choice.

spray_paint_by_2canartSource: listotic.com, Image: 2canart via deviantart.com

Don't throw out those old, scuffed up high heels! Rubbing a tiny amount of Vaseline over the marks should help you take out the scuff marks. Otherwise, you could apply some strong thin adhesive and coat with glitter for a heel-makeover. If your shoes happen to be suede, use a nail file to take out the dirt.

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Update your old ripped jeans by wearing lace tights underneath.

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Button up pants that are just a little too tight by threading a hair tie through the button hole. Check out step by step pictures in the link below.

jeansSource: homestoriesatoz.com, Image: Jerryonlife via Flickr

Want to make your hair appear thicker? Dust a little bit of eyeshadow along your part. Just make sure to use a shadow color in the same color family as your hair.

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Do you ever wish you could have a lipstick in the same color as your eyeshadow or blush? Instead of running out to buy a new lipstick, try this hack. In a spoon, mix a bit of petroleum jelly with a small bit of your favorite eyeshadow or blush, and then apply it to your lips with your finger or a brush. (The mixture should be smooth and creamy for easy application.)

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We know that deoderant is necessary for our armpits, but it's also useful in other places. Try rubbing some on the back of your knees or between your thighs; those places where your sandal rubs up against your feat creating blisters; and on the bridge of your nose to keep your sunglasses up.

DeodorantSource: onecrazyhouse.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Want to avoid getting nail polish on your fingers when you paint your nails? Before painting your nails, paint around your nails with Elmer's glue and let it dry. After you paint your nails, you'll be able to pull the glue right off, leaving you with a clean polish line. See, playing around with glue in kindergarten was helpful for many reasons.

glueSource: buzzfeed.com, Image: David Shellabarger via Flickr

It's hard to stay fresh and dry in the summer sometimes. Instead of buying blotting sheets, throw some coffee filters in your car or purse to blot away excess oil or sweat when you need to.

640px-Coffee-filterSource: onecrazyhouse.com

Do you notice how after you paint your nails a lot, they start to look stained and dingy? You can whiten them at home by creating a paste with lemon juice and baking soda. Dab the paste on your nails, let it set for a couple minutes, wash it off, and moisturize your hands.

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Deoderant marks on your shirts are a pain and can easily throw off any cute outfit. Easily remove these marks by wiping them off with a baby wipe or a dryer sheet.

baby wipesSource: beautyybird via youtube.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Looking for a quick and easy way to polish up those rings? For gold, rub a little bit of beer over the ring with a rag; for silver, do the same with ketchup; for diamond rings, soak them in warm mineral water and lemon essential oil for 10 minutes. Then add dish soap and use an old toothbrush to gently scrub clean your rings.

ringsSource: beautyybird via youtube.com, Image: Holly Occhipinti via Flickr

Looking for thicker, fuller lashes without spending money on yet another mascara to try? Use a makeup brush to dust a little bit of baby powder on your lashes after your first coat. After dusting, apply a second coat. Repeat as many times as desired.

baby powderSource: beautyybird via youtube.com, Image: Austin Kirk via Flickr

Plucking facial hair can be quite painful. Make this part of your beauty routine painless by applying baby orajel to the area. Let it set for about 2 minutes, and then pluck away without any pain.

eyebrowSource: beautyybird via youtube.com, Image: publicdomainpictures.net

We all know that after a while, all the coffee, wine, and tea that we consume takes a toll on our pearly whites. If you don't want to use harsh products to whiten your teeth, you can try some baking soda, peroxide, and toothpaste. See the link below for detailed instructions.

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There are actually a lot of things in your kitchen you can use for things besides cooking. Click the link below for a homemade body scrub to leave you feeling fresh and clean for the day ahead.

grapefruitSource: acozykitchen.com, Image: Liz West via Flickr

Coconut oil really is amazing if you haven't noticed already. There are so many uses for it. Another use? Eye makeup remover! Just spread a little bit on your eyes and gently rub; then take a soft cloth to wipe away the oil, and the makeup will come off with it.

coconut oilSource: thebeautydepartment.com, Image: Phu Thinh Co via Flickr

Admittedly, this next one sounds very strange. However, if you are someone who suffers from dry, callused heels, this is worth a shot. Grind up a few licorice sticks and mix them with petroleum jelly. Rub the mixture on the areas that need some TLC for softer feet.

Twizzlers-PileSource: prevention.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

This last one is great if you want to save the money and pain from waxing. Rubbing 2 tablespoons of coffee grinds mixed with 1 teaspoon of baking soda for one week will get rid of unwanted hair.

ground-coffee-1323438643coHsource: wiki-fitness.com, Image: publicdomainpictures.net

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