Are you trying to figure out how to achieve a pin-up girl look on a budget? Just a day ago I was talking to a friend about vintage fashion, and she said the following: "I would love to dress like a pin-up girl, but I can't afford it!" Most pin-up girls aren't rich by a long shot. Sure we might buy a pair of Louboutins to treat ourselves once in awhile, but most of it is knowing what to pair your clothes with, what flatters your body shape, taking time to put together your outfits and some sewing skills it's like the quote said:"it's not what you have, it's what you do with it." You could all have the designer clothing in the world. But what good is all that if you don't know what to do with it? In this post, I'm going to show some of my fashion hacks that will still have you looking glamorous and keeping your wallet happy at the same time. So, here's how to achieve a pin-up girl look on a budget.
1. I Ain’t Too Proud to Thrift
Going to the second hand store is one of best answers for how to achieve a pin-up girl look on a budget. Some people feel embarrassed to be seen in a thrift store because of the stigma that only lower class or (for lack of a better word) poor people shop in them. Well, first of all, I know very wealthy people that go thrifting. And second of all, I’m not exactly scraping pennies together (yet) and I go at least three times a month and let me tell ya' - you'd be pleasantly surprised what gems you can find in one.
2. A Drugstore is a Girl's Best Friend
Some girls pay top dollar for their lipstick. Other girls go to the drug store for basically the same thing. (Or better yet, Amazon. I once got 10 bottles of lipstick for 12 bucks!)
3. Don’t Believe the Hype
See all those perfect looking pin-up girls that seem to have an unlimited amount of money to buy all cute (but expensive) retro style clothing they could ever want? Well, it’s time for a reality check. Most of the clothing they own is from brand deals or sponsorships that pay them in clothing in return for promoting it to their followers.
4. Me? Pay Full Price for a New Designer Product?
Uh, no. Money doesn't grow on trees, honey. I shop on eBay or Poshmark for most of the things I wear. (I'm not gonna make rich people richer and be left penniless).
5. It’s Time to Call Your Grandma That Has Trying to Teach You for Years How to Sew
I don’t know about your grandma, but mine always wanted me to learn how to sew. And I always lied to her and said I would learn. Until this day I still don’t know jack about sewing (but I heard it helps) so I'm currently trying to learn how to sew.
Well, those are my tips. Take 'em or leave 'em.