Get Red Carpet Glamour Without Paying Designer Prices

Some say getting red carpet glamour is nearly impossible on a tight budget. But it actually can be quite simple if you know exactly how to stretch your wardrobe dollars. It’s trendy to try to get a good deal and the savviest shoppers take pride in paying next to nothing for their fashion finds. Whether you’re getting ready for a wedding or a high school prom, or just want to freshen your wardrobe, here are some tips to help you create your own personal style on a budget.

Plan ahead
Scour sales racks for traditionally expensive items like cashmere or in-vogue bathing suits. Shop for winter items in April and summer items in September. End-of-season sales yield great buys on pieces you’ll wear for years.

Mix and match
Mix high-end pieces with inexpensive items. Cheap and steep easily go together to help create a unique, personalized style. Just ask Star Jones Reynolds, co-host of ABC’s “The View” and red carpet fashion correspondent for E! On the red carpet at this year’s Oscars, she paired a couture evening gown with $20 shoes. They were from her very own Starlet Spring Collection available only at Payless, proving that you can get glamorous red carpet fashion for less.

This is the single most important part of completing your unique style. An impressive handbag, stunning brooch or striking shoe can dial up any outfit. And these extra touches don’t have to cost a fortune.

Give making your own clothes a try
Creating your own personal style is easier with thousands of fabrics available right here at You’ll come across many hard-to-find fabrics at hard-to-beat prices. Many celebrities are not only famous work their work onscreen, but for their unique clothing lines. They have access to all of the world famous designers and still wear their own lines. Some of the celebrities with wonderful fashion lines include Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson, JLo and Chloe Sevigny.

Keeping these tips in mind will help you maximize your style from head to toe – without maxing out your credit cards.