Most people are under the impression that having great style on a day-to-day basis is a costly endeavor; that it costs a lot of money to be fashion-forward. We’re here to tell you that that simply isn’t true.

For one thing, fashion and style are two completely different concepts–being fashionable and subscribing to the latest trends has little to do with cultivating a timeless personal style. Here are a few things that you can do to level up your look–all without having to make any major investments:

Accessorize thoughtfully

You want to have a mix of trendy everyday jewelry to add a bit of color and interest to your outfits, as well as staple pieces that you can and will want to wear daily. High-quality affordable jewelry isn’t at all hard to find–our catalog here on Honeycat Jewelry is full of them! We specialize in affordable jewelry that’s elevated yet minimalistic, from playful hoop earrings to dainty stackable rings that will go well with any ensemble.

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Jewelry is an investment, so make sure you’re making wise ones. All of the pieces here on our site are thoughtfully crafted for the modern woman who wants to add a touch of sparkle to her day. Browse our extensive collection of offerings and consider a bauble or two from our sophisticated selections.

Prioritize proper fit

One of the biggest reasons why you may still look sloppy even when you’re dressed to the nines in designer items has to do with how clothes fit you. Fit matters; it dictates how your clothes look on you. However, it isn’t something that’s immediately apparent, especially if you get your clothes off the rack.

Fortunately, there are a couple of easy ways to make even off-the-rack clothing look and feel better on you. Your undergarments have a lot to do with how clothes fit, so make sure that you’re getting your bras fitted properly and that you’re also replacing them and your undergarments regularly.

Another easy way to make ready-made clothes look a lot better on you is to have them tailored to your body size and shape. Everyone’s bodies are different, and clothing manufacturers can’t take everybody’s proportions into account. This is great if you have an average size and build; otherwise, it’s in your best interests to take matters into your own hands. Alterations don’t cost much, and you can have them easily done at your local tailor’s. They can help you make sure that no article of clothing is too tight, too loose, too long, or too short on you.

Purge your closet

Holding on to dated items in your closet doesn’t just take up valuable space; it may also be influencing the way you dress yourself on the daily. Items that don’t fit well, are out-of-date, or worn have no place in your wardrobe, so it’s best to get rid of them.

Worn and tattered articles of clothing, particularly, can only bring your style down. Consider taking a weekend to reorganize your wardrobe and edit them out of your closet. Meanwhile, pieces that no longer fit you can be given new life if you give them away or sell them to a consignment store, where they can be better appreciated by someone else.

In that same vein, you’ll definitely want to hold on to classic items that are still in good shape that you love and fit you well. If you’ve gone up or down a size over the years, consider bringing these pieces to a tailor so that they can be refreshed and loved anew.

Celebrate the basics

Foundational pieces are articles of clothing, jewelry, and accessories that, well, make up the foundation of any wardrobe. These include t-shirts that fit well, versatile pairs of jeans, a couple of pieces of outerwear such as a blazer and a trench coat, delicate 14K gold jewelry pieces, and so on. If you’ll notice, these are the pieces you find yourself reaching for the most when you dress yourself in the morning.

Investing in great foundational jewelry pieces is an easy way to put together a cute fit without spending an arm and a leg. They don’t cost too much when you get them from the right retailers (or snag them on sale!), and you’ll always look more chic when you put them on.

Take good care of your things

Over time, jewelry and clothes will look worn and you’ll only look untidy wearing them – unless you care for your things properly! That’s why it’s always a good idea to read the care tags on your clothes and follow any specific instructions caring for your jewelry. It’s also a good idea to keep a close eye on your jewelry to make sure that there are no signs of wear such as scratches or stains.

Looking for new and trendy affordable jewelry pieces to add to your wardrobe, that you’ll love to wear on the daily? Browse through our collections now!