It all comes down to determination and patience. With these qualities, anything is possible in the name of fashion while on a budget. San Luis Obispo has some fabulous options to turn to while trying to maintain the season’s must-haves for the fraction of the cost.
Beginning with places such as local thrift stores and the Goodwill, where one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Instead of walking out of Urban Outfitters with a pair of cut of Levi’s shorts or heading into expensive boutiques to purchase a designer label’s version of the boyfriend jeans, take a more thoughtful and crafty approach.
A pair of second-hand Levi jeans at the Goodwill cost around $5 to $10 and with just a simple snip of the hem and a quick fold over, the result is now a perfect pair of boyfriend jeans or cut-off shorts. The best part of it all is it didn’t even leave a dent in the wallet.
If the crafty and creative options don’t sound appealing, there are a plethora of store options that have already done all the work as well as lowered the price. Ruby Rose on Walker Street is the epitome of vintage and antiquing done right.
For four years, the adorable vintage store hidden on the outskirts of downtown SLO is bursting with second hand gems such as worn-in leather combat boots and exotic silk kimonos. The best part is the prices. Unless it is a high-end label in perfect condition, the potential to get a bang for your buck is guaranteed.
At this rate, there is no excuse not to look fashion forward and amazing. Your buck can go a long way in the city of San Luis Obispo.