HOW TO STAY STYLISH ON A BUDGET


 

 Hey beautiful people!

Now besides thrifting one of the ways to stay stylish on a budget is to make your own clothes or employ the services of an affordable and reliable (emphasis on reliable) tailor. While this is no easy feat especially in Nigeria, she who finds a good tailor finds favour before God and man lol.

Today's posts featuring this multi colour trench jacket was custom made by my tailor, mommy Clara who made this flared top set. I got this piece made all under 3,000 Naira including the fabric. I just purchased basic sample material, chose a style and this was the finished product. This jacket was actually supposed to be a kimono but my tailor mixes it up. Hence this piece is not as versatile as I'd like. Thankfully, all things work together for our good. 


For styling I just paired it with all black in a pleated midi skirt with a stunning lace detailed hemline styled here. Finally, I added some cat eye frames to complete the look. In the future I'd probably style this trench jacket with blue jeans or my pink high waist trousers. 

Now if you follow my instastories especially over the weekend, you would have seen the behind the scenes process of this look right from the shoot to the editing of the photos. Blogging really isn't easy or as glamorous as it seems but we do it for the love. 

Photography by Victor Audu

And Happy Democracy Day to all my Nigerians out there. Now I know the country is not all that great right now but let's focus on the positives, we have come a long way after all.

How are you all doing? How do you stay stylish on a budget? What tips would you give to a fashionista on a budget? How would you style this trench?

Till next time!

24 comments:

Dive Into Mauve (anthoniaokokon@gmail.com) said...

I actually love the end result! Great choice of fabric too. You look amazing.

Felecia Monique said...

This is so pretty!!!

dimple khadi said...

This look is so classy !
Love it
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Keelie M said...

I love this look, I wish it was as cheap to get tailoring done here in the UK..
I really struggle to find people who do it at a good price.

great post,

Keelie x
www.keelieskloset.blogspot.co.uk

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Glad someone thinks that lol, thanks hun. Coming from you it means a lot.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thank you Felicia

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thank you hun

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I can see where you are coming from Keelie. Have you considered learning basic sewing, it's a life saver really.

tega enai said...

I love how you styled the long blouse with a pleated skirt. Different but stylish.

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

It's actually a jacket but thank you.

Stephylately said...

Hey Sarah, I love how you styled this look. I actually thought it was a kimono due to the hot kimono trend going on insta. I am pro style on budget and I often take advantage of seasonal sales . For example buying coats in summer because they are super cheap.

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Mary Edoro said...

I agree with finding a good tailor. I'll also add waiting for sales, I kmow that helps me a lot. I never buy anything online at first glance lol. P.S I love this jacket! Good looking out, the print is fabulous!
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DLeonaLife said...

Thrift shop is the best boutique for me for dressing on a budget, I do give my tailor clothes sometimes, he is extremely cheap but the mental stress eh, no b here.
I really love the way you style this, I would give it a try.

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Don't mind my tailor it was actually supposed to be a kimono and seasonal sales is a great idea, never thought of it.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Sales is definitely a trick though I find that in Nigeria we don't have these often and I'm a little reluctant about online shopping honestly

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Lol they are all like that, we just have to deal tho. Thrift shopping is cool but sometimes the idea of bending down or old new clothes can be tiring

Berry Dakara said...

My plan is to take more sewing classes after I have my baby and start making basic, classic pieces for myself.

BTW I like the jacket, although I would have liked your tailor to have gotten it right as a kimono.

Berry Dakara Blog

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I wish she had done so too, it would have been more versatile but I choose to see the bright side of things, at least she didn't mess it up.

Dominika Goodness said...

The trench coat looks gorgeous on you. I must say that beautiful inventions happens out of unplanned mixed up. Please Sarah which picture apps do you edit your pictures with?


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ChicStyleCheck said...

I totally agree with you. You can't break the bank just for the sake of fashion. I love making my own pieces and incorporating them into my every fashion..

I love that trench coat, the vibrant colours are amazing. Great styling Chica.

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Iyesogie Ogieriakhi said...

I'm currently having tailor troubles, I'm tired of them. Find a good one, hold em tight!!
Love the way ot turned out and the print is fabulous.
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

That's true hun, sometimes mistakes turn out to be magic lol. And I use Adobe Photoshop for my picture editing.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Agreed, making custom made pieces is key. Thanks so much girl.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I can totally relate, so I'm holding on to mommy clara. Thanks girl

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