New Year’s Eve is only a day away, and while I love wearing fancy dresses I certainly don’t love spending money on a dress that I wear once and then shove into the recesses of my closet. So this year instead of buying yet another one-wear dress I challenged myself to put together a budget-friendly look that would not only be different from my usual but that I could wear multiple times! As a frugal fashionista there are a couple of key secrets I used to ensure that I could create an awesome New Year’s Eve look for half of what I would normally spend.
So here is how I put together my frugal New Year’s look! I had my eye on a glorious pair of silver sequin pants that I knew I had to have, and then pulled from pieces that I already owned, using a black coat and nude heels that were in my closet. Instead of having to buy shoes/jewelry/coat etc. all that I needed to get were my rad sequin pants and a top. This allowed me to spend way less then I normally would (shoes for New Year’s alone can be pricey!). I had been eyeing these sequin pants for ages and I knew that I would wear them a ton (sequins are not just for New Years, I promise!). I can justify spending a little more on a piece if I know that I’m going to wear it lots of times….multiple wears in my world means that the piece sort of pays for itself. A dress that I wear only once or twice on the other hand feels like a waste of money. So since my pants were a little bit pricey (but worth every penny) I wanted to make sure that the top I got was on the less expensive side. I found this amazing tuxedo-inspired tie blouse from Forever 21 for only $22 and immediately knew that it would be perfect! I added a bright pop of coral lipstick to keep the menswear-inspired look a little more on the girly side and voila, an outfit that I can wear over and over! Totally planning to pair my sequins with a tee and a camo jacket and boots…so excited. Anyways – shooting this look was the hardest part of putting it together, the wind was SERIOUSLY blowing and it was freezing cold!! Utah is way colder than Cali, obviously. Luckily we got some good shots before I froze to death. So my challenge to you guys is the same as the one that I presented myself with. Instead of buying a whole new outfit, try to set a budget and use pieces that you already have, and maybe splurge on just one fun thing you will get a lot of wear from. Your bank account will thank you and you won’t find yourself regretting your purchase! Happy New Year, I hope that it’s a wonderful one!! Come visit me at My Life as Maya for some more New Year’s inspo and fashion fun ;)