Fashion is one thing, but budget fashion is quite another. It’s both a skill and a lifestyle choice/necessity to live stylishly without dropping a ton of cash. And while we regularly talk trends and show off “budget fashion” picks, it’s been awhile since I’ve taken a step back and delved into the broader shopping strategies of a budget fashionista. First, let’s sum up what budget fashion is not. It’s not the cheapest stuff on the rack. It’s not garments so flimsy you can’t put them in the dryer. And it’s not adding sequins or a wild pattern to every outfit.