Essential Pieces To Increase Your Wardrobe By 100% On A Budget

Every Millennial Girl Wants To Dress Like A Boss Right?


I am no exception to the average girl looking for a bargain. I use to be the one to comb the mall in stores for hours and hours. Although the mall has some great stores and deals I do not have the time to do that anymore. I mean who does? I do all of my shopping online now! I love browsing online boutiques and finding deals. Most of these boutiques I found on Instagram originally.

Some may not like online shopping for various reasons. For instance not being able to try the clothes on and having to wait for the clothing to be shipped. I have had my ups and downs defiantly with online shopping but once you find a brand or boutique that works for you its magical! I personally only wear jeans from one website. Once you find that perfect fit order every color! No seriously, a great fitting jean is everything to your wardrobe and comfort. 

Online boutiques are great because you can keep up on the latest items added from your mobile. These boutiques always have discounts and sales going on. I will not buy from a boutique unless it has free shipping and/or a discount code to use! I just don’t feel as though I got a deal if I have to pay full price.

Fashion has changed so much over the years. We can literally purchase one item and have a whole new outfit! For example a dress or a jumpsuit. You do not need to buy a new pair of shoes (although it feels goods to have different shoes for each outfit) each time or a new coat to match each outfit. Buy statement pieces that you can pair with other items like black/nude heels or a faux fur/duster jacket. These you can wear with multiple outfits and mix and match.

Tips For Buying Basic Clothing Pieces! 

Buying basic pieces will help you put an outfit together easier. When you have go to tops and bottoms to match with new statement pieces you can’t go wrong. 

  • Basic tanks like white, black, and nude.
  • 3 pairs of skinny jeans white, black, and a denim wash .
  • A pencil skirt (either form fitting or loose depending on your style). 
  • A blazer jacket (either black or a statement color like red or pink). 
  • A Duster jacket or trench coat, nude/black ( This is for the outfits were a long coat is preferred).
  • A denim jacket.
  • Basic black and nude pumps.
  • Flats (either black or a statement color).
  • Boots or booties. If your real adventurous then get some thigh high black boots or booties. 
  • White athletic shoes for comfy clothing. 

With this list you will be able to combine multiple pieces and create outfits. Browse those favorite boutiques and add some new pieces here and there. Get dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, and tops to go with different coats and shoes. And remember to search for those discount codes. 

Tips For Finding Discount Codes!

  • Go to the website you are purchasing from and look for a email sign up form. The first email normally comes with discount codes. These are normally only 10%-15% off. Which is not enough so I keep looking!
  • If you found the boutique on social media go back and look there for a discount code. Lots of times there is advertisement there that comes with a discount code.
  • Look for social media accounts advertising the brand. They often get personal discount codes to share to viewers. This is where I find the most discount! normally 20% off! Stalk the celebs pages!
  • Periodically you will get discount codes emailed to you. Use these when possible! They will blow up your email account so make it worth it!  
  • Use the app called Honey which automatically applies the best coupon code at checkout. I installed this and it really works! it scans the internet for coupon codes for the specific site you are purchasing from. 

I love hearing from you guys! Please leave a comment or questions below and I’m happy to help!


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February 28, 2018
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  • Reply Joan Cajic

    I need to upgrade my style a bit, I don’t think I can even call it my style. I’ve changed my style so many times that I need to get it together and make up my mind what is really me. These are really great tips.

    February 28, 2018 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Jessica Taylor

    I am all about finding discount codes when I shop! I try to get the most bang for my buck because I am super cheap

    February 28, 2018 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    My closet right now is a mix match of nothing that goes together. I have been in an up hill weight loss battle, and don’t want to buy anything. I love these tips and I’m gonna save them away for when I need to buy new clothes!

    February 28, 2018 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply Amber Myers

    I do love to budget! I hate to spend more than $50 on an article of clothing. I basically just live in jeans and t-shirts. I switch to sweaters when it’s cold!

    March 1, 2018 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Heidi

    I love this list of the staples of a good wardrobe. (I’m definitely missing half of those things!) I also love shopping online. Getting a discount code first is the best idea.

    March 1, 2018 at 5:07 am
  • Reply Alison Rost

    It’s nice to get the essentials and just add pieces along the way. These are awesome tips on where to start and how build your wardrobe!

    March 1, 2018 at 11:48 am
  • Reply AnnMarie John

    Dressing up like a boss doesn’t have to be expensive! These are great tips and I’d love to share these with my eldest daughter! I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.

    March 1, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply Curlywhipped

      Yes! Please do, the earlier girls learn these skills the better. Young girls need to know how to budget and have a successful wardrobe.

      March 1, 2018 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Joanna

    Going on social media or on a brand’s website is indeed a great way of getting a discount code. Your advice on what a smart wardrobe should have in it is really useful.

    March 1, 2018 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Now these are some great tips! I have to admit I do love grabbing a bargain and seeing what I can find to try and put together all the basics.

    March 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Aashima

    I love the way you have described basic needs of clothing. They just feel so perfect. I have some of those, will buy the rest. Great post, thanks for sharing the tips.

    March 1, 2018 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Jessica Joachim

    I have been living in yoga pants and tank tops lately. I totally need some new pieces badly! Working from home has really taken a toll on my style lol

    March 2, 2018 at 12:44 am
  • Reply Natalie

    I can’t live without my tank tops in the summer months – definitely an essential staple of mine! I have yet to get some white denim though.

    March 2, 2018 at 1:15 am
  • Reply Kendra @ The Kreative Life

    I love shopping online! I’m in need of a few basic pieces so I’ll be shopping pretty soon. Thanks for the tips!

    March 2, 2018 at 3:12 am
  • Reply Claudia Krusch

    Love all your tips! Buying basic tips is the key to having a wide variety of outfits and always look stylish!

    March 2, 2018 at 3:28 am
  • Reply Ada

    What a great list of essentials! A good pair of dark wash jeans is one of my essentials.

    March 2, 2018 at 4:09 am
  • Reply Dee Jackson

    I am forever on a budget. I love all the tips for staying on budget. I have a few staple items as well

    March 2, 2018 at 5:02 am
  • Reply Yocana talaia

    I definitely need a whole new wardrobe and love a bargain. I always need a tank top and a few plain jeans.

    March 2, 2018 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Annie Cho

    These are awesome tips! I totally agree with your list of basics – definitely wardrobe staples. Thanks for the tips on getting discounts too!

    March 2, 2018 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Joanna

    Basic tank tops and black jeans should be essential in everyone’s wardrobe. You can create so many outfits with them as they go with any color and style.

    March 2, 2018 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Amber Myers

    Nice, thank you for these tips. I always love to save money! I tend to only buy things on sale and with discount codes!

    March 2, 2018 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Kristi Ann

    Thank you for these tips! I need my own personal stylist to help me out for sure!

    March 2, 2018 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Julie Plagens

    Those discount codes are precious. I am glad to have some ideas on where to get them. I like to always have s coupon.

    March 2, 2018 at 11:54 pm
  • Reply Kiwi

    Im a millennial and I definitely want to dress well on a budget. I definitely want a build a bigger collection of basic clothing.

    March 3, 2018 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Marxie

    Thank you for a ll the tips you provided! I’m honestly very picky about clothes, I don’t mind spending if it’s good quality

    March 3, 2018 at 10:15 am
  • Reply dogmomseanna

    i love going to ross every once in a while to spruce up my closet. they always seem to have cute stuff if you are willing to dig in and look. and all the tops i have bought have been 10 bucks. how can you beat that!

    March 3, 2018 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply LavandaMichelle

    These are some awesome tips. I am ALWAYS looking for ways to save money, because it does not grow on trees. Thanks for sharing!

    March 4, 2018 at 12:58 am
  • Reply Dee Jackson

    I agree that these are essential pieces. I have a few of these pieces in my closet

    March 4, 2018 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Wanda Lopez

    What a great list of pieces to own. I need to upgrade my wardrobe soon.

    March 4, 2018 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Shaheen Khan

    It’s the basic whites and blacks that pull together most statement pieces with a bang. I need to get my hands on some whites ASAP. I had no idea that there was an app called Honey that helps you with coupons.

    March 4, 2018 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Deb Dutta

    I’m such a budget shopper! These are fabulous pieces for my closet!

    March 5, 2018 at 2:38 am
  • Reply Amber S.

    Your list of basics is spot on, and fortunately, most can be found at a bargain price! I really need to add a pencil skirt to complete my wardrobe!

    March 5, 2018 at 3:29 am
  • Reply Damond Nollan

    As a guy, I so need something like this. I’m in the process of having to rebuild my wardrobe after losing weight. What can or should I have as my staples?

    March 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply Curlywhipped

      Hi Damond,

      I would say for a guy you can use these same basics but instead of tanks of course get T-shirts instead. For the staple pieces I would try different colored blazers or bomber jackets. Paired with nice dark jeans or black jeans. These with a simple nice tee would work with many outfits and occasions. hope this helps!

      March 7, 2018 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Agentszerozerosetter

    Love this post! Discount codes are always good, it’s better to save little money when possible! I always try to buy basic pieces to mix and match together, to archieve different outfits.

    March 5, 2018 at 4:52 pm
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