Being fashionable doesn’t mean you need a wardrobe brimming with clothes. Your outfits don't need to be expensive designer brands that will break the bank every time you buy one! Styling your looks can be easy on the wallet, especially for modest fashionistas who know how to make the most of what they have. You can come up with a lot of budget-friendly conservative outfits with just a few pieces of clothing and accessories. All you need to do is to plan ahead, be creative, and have fun!
If you’re new to the modest fashion scene or you just need some fab inspo, here are six awesome and cheap modest clothing hacks you can try:
- Learn to Love Your Layers
The first tip when styling affordable modest clothing is to master the art of layering. While most of the mainstream clothing pieces today will not fit your conservative standards, with the help of layering pieces, you can enjoy seemingly revealing tank tops, ultra-fitted jeans, and even teeny-tiny miniskirts in your wardrobe!
There are many types of layering pieces to choose from—an excellent style to try is wearing a long and loose kimono. These revolutionary layers are breathable and perfect for the hot weather, keeping you covered and comfy even throughout the sunniest days.
Shop the Look: Black Contrast Floral Kimono Abaya, £29.99 GBP (was £59.00)
Aside from kimonos, throwovers are perfect for layering your outfit during the colder seasons. You can also create cheap conservative clothes by layering your mini bottoms with fierce tights to help keep you covered and modest. It’s all about balancing your look—you don’t even need to spend a great deal of cash just so you can switch it up every now and then. Learning to love your layers means you can create tons of combinations with just a few key pieces in your closet, helping you stay within budget the whole time.
- Maximize the Basics
Ah, the basics! It's always a good idea to stock up on simple pieces like plain ol’ tees, because you just never know when you'll need them. These basic pieces can be worn as your main, but here’s a budget-friendly tip: they can also be used as a layering piece when wearing sleeveless tops.
A basic tank top, on the other hand, offers more cover when you wear lower necklines. They are also great if you don’t want to do the buttons of your button-down shirts, meaning you can fully maximize your existing pieces with a bunch of different looks—all you have to do is to change how you wear them and get creative.
Shop the Look: Rosey Blouse In White, £21.00 GBP
Shop the Look: V-Neck Simple Top Navy, £54.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Basic T-Shirt - Grey, £19.00 GBP
Another wardrobe staple for when you’re creating inexpensive conservative looks is an oversized tee, which is perfect for layering over your cute strapless dress on casual sunny days out.
- Make the Most of Your Bottoms
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Maximize the fashion trends of today when dealing with budget-friendly modest clothing with loose, loose pants. Since it’s all the rage right now, there’s a pretty big chance that you’ll be able to find affordable, loose-fitting pants as accessible options in plenty of stores out there.
Shop the Look: Dixie Pants, £18.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Giula Pants, £26.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Tallulah Pants, £21.00 GBP
For smarter and more professional looks, you can check out the more structured pants to help you look all prim and proper. There are also cropped versions of this trend, which is fantastic for your everyday outfits. Plus, you can match it with different accessories, be it fancy slip-ons or chunky rubber shoes, helping you make the most of your budget-friendly pieces in a single go!
- Go For Long
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A classic hack that you can use for your inexpensive modest attires is going for long! Long tunics are easy choices when it comes to looking more conservative—after all, they offer more coverage than cropped ones while keeping you fab and fashionable at the same time.
Shop the Look: Pearl Button White Tunic Shirt, £29.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Funnel Sleeve Lace Tunic, £19.99 GBP (was £45.00)
Shop the Look: Beige Contrast Tunic, £21.00 GBP (was £45.00)
Shop the Look: Orange Fish Print Viscose Tunic, £49.00 GBP
With this style of clothing, you can balance your outfits by wearing tighter-fitting bottoms (hint: those skinny jeans you've been eyeing since forever? Yeah, you can grab those now!). With these long tops, you can fully take advantage of a variety of pieces in your closet and get more bang for your buck. Just a single investment in a trusty tunic can help you put together a whole bunch of fashion combos to keep your budget nice and happy.
- Fuss-Free Finds
If you want to look effortlessly chic with your affordable conservative clothing, a one-piece outfit is the perfect fuss-free look to go for. Elegant and well put together, a one-piece saves you hours of time rummaging around your closet for the perfect pair while saving you tons of moolah too!
Shop the Look: Eternal Dress In Orange, £26.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Marilee Dress, £30.00 GBP
Stock up on a few oversized one-pieces in your wardrobe for lazy days out. They are easy to style since you won’t need to accessorize much—plus, they offer you more room to move around in. They are in no way constricting and are totally breathable, which is perfect for easy-breezy days when you’ve got a no-frills vibe going on. Talk about cheap conservative attires that fit the budget!
- Tape it Down
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Keeping accessories like fashion tape within reach is as handy as ever—you never know when you'll need it the most. Fashion tape is impressive when it comes to securing all kinds of affordable conservative outfits, whether you want to keep button-downs modest or you just want to style another way for you to wear your outfit. Sometimes, the spaces between the buttons can reveal a bit too much. Fashion tape can help you keep these spaces in place.
Shop the Look: Skylar Oversize Shirt In White, £23.00 GBP
You can also create a few more budget-friendly modest looks with existing pieces you already own that have, for instance, necklines that are a bit too plunging. It’s always a good idea to have fashion tape close by in case of outfit emergencies!
Shop the Look: Karen Knot Front Top in Grey, £21.00 GBP
There are so many other hacks that you can check out when it comes to making the most of your inexpensive modest looks. Don’t limit your choices to your usual clothing—you can maximize simple pieces all while staying within budget as long as you keep an eye out and get creative!