The 5 Best Budget Buys for Your Closet

The 5 Best Budget Buys for Your Closet - Blog


Who doesn’t like a deal?  We all do.

As a mother to two young ones, I’m always looking out or the best deals, whether it be from diapers to home goods, to groceries.

Today on the blog, I’m sharing with you my 5 best budget buys for your closet and why you need them now.

White T-Shirt

One of my best-kept secrets to buying white t-shirts has always been to shop in the men’s department.

There’s nothing more classy and stylish than having a crisp basic white tee in your closet.

For years, I have always bought men’s Hanes shirts from my local big box store.  These shirts are perfect in so many ways.

First, you get more than one shirt for your money (#win), second, you can choose from crew neck or v-neck styles, and third, they provide the perfect roomy look and feel if you’re going for a sleek-casual-cool vibe. I also love that they are already pre-shrunk, so you won’t get any surprises to come laundry day and your shirt is two sizes too small to wear again.


Here’s a true confession:  I love accessories.  Actually, what I really love is the versatility an accessory provides.

You can wear a scarf around your neck or tie it onto your bag.

You can wear a brooch pinned to your collar lapel, or you can pin it onto your purse.

Whatever way you choose to use them, they are extremely adaptable and forever catching someone’s eye.

Here’s a STYLE TIP for you: if you’re ever concerned with fashion trends coming and going, stick with accessories as these items are more difficult to date to a particular fashion trend like metallics or fringe may be.

Some of my favourite and most unique accessories have been purchased from the thrift store.  I’ve scored amazing bracelets, broaches, scarves, gloves, hats, and watches there.  And once again, who can argue with the fraction of the price you pay at a thrift store than at a retail store?


It has taken me a long time to find a pair of jeans that fit my pear-shaped body well, but I think I have found them.

My favourite jeans of all time are from Old Navy. I’m telling you Y’all, these jeans are H.E.A.V.E.N.

I’ve fallen in love with them so much that I now have 5 pairs of them.

And I found them all at the thrift store!

Not only are these jeans super affordable, but the technology used to make them is awesome.

They sculpt me well and hold me in, I can wear them all day without wanting to tear them off my body at the end of the day.

In addition what I love is the high-waist as this is a shape of jeans that are perfect for pear-shaped women such as myself.


I guess sunglasses can be put under the category of accessories but I felt like it needed to be separate.

I love sunglasses and have bought so many over time.  I have bought numerous designer sunglasses and due to my carelessness (shame on me), have broken them all.

I’ve learned that it’s not worth spending $200+ dollars on sunglasses when I can still get the look and feel I’m wanting with something less expensive.

Children’s Clothing

I know this one is talking about the little kiddos as this doesn’t fit in with our closet per se, but we are talking about budget buys here, and I’m telling you…

Consignment stores are the best place for children’s clothing!

I have found so many cute outfits for my kids, I wish I had purchased from there sooner.  If you have the budget to shop retail for your little ones often, more power to you!

The thing with kids is that they grow out of clothes so fast! I can’t even tell you how many times this has happened to me.

Not only do they grow out of clothes so fast but stains happen all the time!

I have spent good money before on ‘cute’ and ‘stylish’ outfits from retail stores, only for my daughter to take a pen to her outfit like she’s Picasso and says, “Mommy, look! Nice??!” (True story, this actually happened last week *face-palm*).

From that, I learned to spend a bit less while still obtaining great quality items.

Ain’t no shame there!

There you have it! My 5 budget saving buys that I swear by!

What are some of your go-to budget buys? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to connect with you all.

With love,

Christina // Chris*Style Album


The 5 Best Budget Buys for Your Closet - Blog


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