Affluence in the face of the growing global economic troubles of the world seems cruel and unnecessary. This is why more and more people – even die-hard fashionistas, for example – are now recalibrating their sense of style. It’s no longer about the “it” bag or this season’s trendiest shoes. It’s about looking good without spending too much.

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Being money-savvy is attractive.  These days, it’s about recalibrating your priorities. It isn’t not cool to be selfish – at all. This latest economic downturn has led a lot of people to rethink their priorities. Now, it’s not enough that you provide for yourself. You have to think about how your actions and affect the people around you. That is is why you see the fashionable set becoming more socially conscious and aware of how their buying choices affect the world.

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It’s no longer cool to be spending way too much. In fact, in-your-face opulence can be a turn- off. Instead, you get points for being very conscious of how the world works and how your actions can affect the planet’s ecological balance. You now know why the Prius is a much smarter choice over some gas guzzling muscle car. It’s cool to be aware, rather than to be blindly and mindlessly chasing after ever- changing fashion trends.

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  • Spending too much on a clothing article and not being able to wear it often is not practical at all. For me, it’s extravagant and inconsiderate. It’s good that there are those who know how to make things awesome out of the ordinary without having to shed extra dollars. That’s wise thinking, I concur.

  • Aaliyah Jane says:

    Great post, Heidi. These days, practicality and ingenuity are preferred than spending much for something you’re not going to be using for long term. And although fashion changes occasionally, it is best to opt for the simple things that can go a long way.

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  • Felicity Grant says:

    Being nifty and thrifty doesn’t mean you’re being unfashionable. There are clothes that are much more fab and won’t hurt your wallet. I’m glad there are more ways we can get these clothes without paying much.

  • Leigh Curtis says:

    Oh Heidi, why do you look so beautiful even when you’re wearing simple clothes?

  • Nikki says:

    You look radiant here Heidi, simple but radiating with beauty and confidence. I love it!

  • MJ Walters says:

    Why do you look so beautiful even when you wear simple dresses?

  • Lorelei Chung says:

    Oh Heidi, those are nice pair of red shoes! I love it!

  • Shauna says:

    Looking good without spending too much is the most practical thing to do now. I love that I get to mix and match some of my clothes and come up with better results, without me having to purchase another item. It’s good that people nowadays think like this.

  • Rowena says:

    I love that red belted stilettos. So fab!

  • Helga says:

    I may not have the proverbial artistic eye to curate outfits and such, but I know how to appreciate pieces that could elevate one’s status even those that aren’t expensive or extravagant.

  • Arianne says:

    Those red shoes! That is so me, I love the color and style!

  • Jennifer Clarence says:

    I must say.. even when you are wearing corporate outfits, your beauty stands out! You look radiant in every clothing, Heidi!

  • Kyla says:

    Looking at your best without spending too much is the practical way to live these days. We should all consider the choices we have to avoid purchasing items every now and then, to check whether we need them or not. The most beautiful choice isn’t always the practical choice, and vice versa.

  • Wanda says:

    Love the thrift tips and wonderful post. Practical is how we go about nowadays. Sometimes, the best thing need not to cost anything at all.

  • Chelsea Furnette says:

    Following what’s trendy isn’t always healthy. Sometimes it’s best to make use of what you currently have and be creative to make it more unique and on point.

  • Guilliana Faye says:

    I love all what you said here. Spending too much on one item that you want and not really need isn’t exactly wise. Being practical is the way to go these days.

  • Nicollette says:

    Can I just say, those red shoes look wicked! Love the color and design, so classy!

  • Aleli says:

    Love this post, makes us aware that it’s cool to be practical instead of binge shopping every now and then for things we don’t really need. Very well written post!

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