In keeping with my friends and my attempt to make a trending topic (on twitter that is), I’ve decided to give everyone some advice on how to be the best broke, yet bougie, person you can be. As followers of fashion, we all fall victim to bouginess at some point or another, and I’m here to let you know that just because you’re currently in a broke state doesn’t mean you have to give up on improving your closet. Here are five sure fire ways to be broke, yet remain the bougie being you have grown to become.

  1. Cruise you favorite stores for great deals and amazing sales. There’s always something hot on the clearance racks, so don’t be ashamed to poke your head around the ones in your favorite store. If you’re EXTRA bougie, just go online. No one sees you and will never truly know if you paid the retailed $300.00 or the discounted $45.00.
  2. Buy a few big name fashion magazines and tear out ads of clothes you’d wear. Go to your local forever 21, which sells the same designs for less, and get the look you want. If you’re EXTRA bougie, go to Macy’s or Dillard’s and get something with a little more quality but not too much higher of a price.
  3. Shop at local thrift stores and consignment shops. Rich people throw away things just because they have a loose thread or because they didn’t get to wear it before they gained lots of weight. If you’re EXTRA bougie, go to the places they consider “vintage” shops where you can tell others that you’re just trying to look a little more retro.
  4. Go raid a friend or family members closet. They’re bound to have something you’d love to pair with some of your favorite accessories. If they’re not willing to allow you anything, remind them whose idea it was to buy it in the first place. If you’re EXTRA bougie and borrowing clothes just isn’t for you, go in the back of your closet and wear some things you haven’t worn in a while. Make them look totally new by pairing them with things you’d never imagine to. That always works.
  5. Last. Go to your local consignment shop and sell them some of the things you don’t wear anymore in exchange for a store credit or even cash. Be sure to bring things in style and wearable. If you’re EXTRA bougie and wouldn’t dare sell any of your belongings for cash, GO GET A JOB!!! Spoiled freak.

Hope that this has been a little helpful for you guys struggling in these trying times. Best of luck to you all.

CoutureSteez Out!!!


4 Responses to “#brokeandbougie.”

  1. 2 mesh
    June 23, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Definitely the perfect “How To” guide for the #brokeandbougie. I’m loving this post. Good one !

    – Aisha

  2. 3 mesh
    June 23, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I’m a #brokeandbougie practitioner thanks UC!


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