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by Binny Zheng March 11, 2021 3 min read

Contrary to what you probably believe, you do not have to spend big amounts of money to dress well and look good.. There’s so many tips and tricks to dressing better while on a budget and we’re here to show you how you can be fashionable while not breaking the bank!


Wait for sales

Sales happen often and you might just be lucky enough to find the piece you were eyeing with a heavy markdown. Look out for these sales around holidays. Resist the urge to buy immediately and wait for the next sale! 

Go thrifting

Vintage shops and second-hand stores are a great way to find really great pieces at a bargain price. There’s often luxury designer pieces that are hidden among piles of clothes and you’re going to need to do a lot of digging to find suitable pieces, but it’s definitely worth the time and bargain!

Buy essentials

While a lot of people go for trendy pieces, you can never go wrong with having essentials as part of your wardrobe. Essential solid color t-shirts and pants will be cost-effective and you’ll be able to wear them for any occasion. 

Re-evaluate your own closet

Try  shopping in your own closet and rediscovering the clothes that you already have. You can find new ways to style the pieces you already have and fall back in love with them. And if you find pieces that you don’t see yourself wearing anymore, you can have that set aside for donation as well! 

Have black pieces in your closet

Black is a staple color that can be worn in any occasion and can easily be mixed and matched with other pieces. Black t-shirts, black jeans, and black outerwear will always be timeless and will save you money on needing to get new pieces. The AK Logo Black Mockneck Tee is a perfect example of a black piece you need in your closet.


Just like in anything in life, dressing well also involves a lot of making smart decisions. Here are some actionable steps to dress better for under $100 in 2021:

Start by developing a capsule wardrobe. 

A capsule wardrobe is made up of pieces that can easily be mixed and matched without having to put too much thought into it.

Experiment with accessories. 

Accessories can easily elevate any look and add more edge or sophistication based on whatever look you’re going for. Accessories can definitely vary in pricing but there are definitely many affordable pieces. The AKINGS Triple Chain is a piece that can be worn as a chain, necklace, or bag accessory. 

During  quarantine, accessories are not only limited to bracelets, necklaces and belts, but it can also be a mask! An example is this edgy vegan python face mask.

Take good care of your existing clothes

This is the best way to dress well long-term. Whenever you wash your pieces, make sure to only use gentle washing machines, treat stains immediately whenever they happen, and be careful with the pieces you love.Preventive measures will go a long way in saving your clothes and your money

Ready to start shopping on a budget? Check out some trendy pieces for 2021 here!

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