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Hey brownies🤎 here’s me about to share some minimalistic fashion tips because I believe one can actually look pretty without going through the stringency of fixing nails, getting piercings & tattoos, and putting on loads of make up, which seems to be the trend these days. And as a teenager too, I understand that we don’t always have enough money (unless of course you have rich or very generous parents).

This post is mainly for plain Janes, teenagers who’re limited by school, parents or religious beliefs and people who do not have the strength or money for an extravagant lifestyle.

There was a time I got bored and decided to do something different, so I took to taking care of my looks (usually I just wear anything I see; I hate stress) and found out I didn’t have to spend or prepare lavishly to look nice. My pocket money is nothing to write home about (wave if you relate), so I accumulated the little I have, bought hair gel, lip gloss, and a few jewelries and boom here we are.

Whether you’re looking for something simple for an outing or you merely want to look nice aside from a regular day. Here’s how.

Favour Omasirich

1. Dress Neatly

I think this should be the most important for every person. If you can’t go on a date looking like you spent the night in a dumpster, what’s stopping you from dressing neatly casually-at home. One thing to dressing neatly is that it doesn’t matter whether you’re wearing designer clothes or not, it will give you a clean and attractive look.

It does not require money to be neat, clean and dignified.

Mahatma Gandhi

So you really have no excuse since it costs nothing. Being neat includes:

• Practicing good hygiene

• Neatly done hair

• Clean/ironed clothes

• Clean shoes

• Clothes that fit you well

2. Moisturize your skin

Okay this is also important. You don’t want to go around looking all white and dry. Especially in a cold/dry weather. Having healthy, hydrated skin is an easy way to appear attractive. It’ll make your skin look radiant. Any body lotion will do, even Vaseline. I use Shea butter which is relatively cheap here.

3. Brush your hair edges

It’s not a must to lay curls especially if you don’t know how to do it but it’s a really nice add on. If you don’t fancy putting gel on your hair just brush the little knots away to give your hair a polished look. Laying curl and swoosh designs is pretty simple, I learnt to do it from YouTube.


4. Apply Lipgloss

Lipgloss rocks! So simple and elegant. But if you’re anything like me who can’t wear it all the time because I’m afraid I’ll swallow half of it. Wear it only when you’re actually going out. It also moisturizes your lips—keeps it from being chapped.


5. Jewelries

I’m talking minimalist necklaces and earrings and rings, lotsss of rings. You really don’t have to own huge amounts of money before you can get jewelries. Save a little, buy one and wear it forever. When you have a little more, slowly add to your collection.

Additional accessories

Accessories add interesting details to clothes. While your outfit might be plain, try adding shades, scarfs, hair pins, bracelets, gloves, etc to spice it up

In all, take care of yourself, love yourself, and spend on yourself if you have the money. And remember fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.

Thanks for reading

6 responses to “Fashion Tip: how to look nice on a low budget”

  1. Pooja G Avatar

    Great tips. I think a cute lipgloss really brings the look together.

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  2. Vanessa Avatar

    Oh, wow. This was such an interesting read. Y’know, I usually don’t read fashion posts, ’cause I feel like they always say the same things. But this was an exception. ☺️

    Yeah, of late, I’ve begun to look out for simple, cute necklaces and earrings to complement my casual outing wears. Thanks for reminding me 💡, ’cause i’ve gone slack in the search!
    As for the gel thing, hmmmmm. I tried it back when I was in boarding school, but found that it didn’t work very well on my hair, maybe because it’s natural hair. Dunno. So I’ve just given up on it. Lol. 🤭

    These are great style tips. So relatable. 🧡

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    1. Anjola Avatar

      I have 4c natural hair too so I couldn’t use the regular hair gel. Buy the one that has a firmer hold, like edge control or something. I use So–fine extra firm hold gel. It’s colour less and very thick when you touch it.

      I’m glad you found the post helpful 🤎

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      1. Vanessa Avatar

        Awww. Thanks for this. My problem is not using gel, per se, it’s that my front hair doesn’t come out fully to form those curves.
        And it’s not like I don’t have front hair o. 🤔

        Yeah, I really did! I’d love to see more every day tips like these!!!

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  4. Mthobisi Magagula Avatar

    Great tips about fashion hacks and ways to look your best for the teens. I am a Men’s Fashion Blogger and even boy teen can also be neat, Polish their shoes, apply grooming and use jewellery. Some of these don’t need money, I remember when I was a boy in High School I didn’t pay attention to style but years later I am passionate about clothes and looking my best which is why I started this blog in 2020 to teach men whether young or old to dress better🙏🙏

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