Raise your hand if you've ever been broke? My hand is raised... Honestly, I've been broke (temporary out of funds) quite a few times. But never had I ever wanted to look like I was down and out and neither should you. Let's talk about how not to look broke even if you are...
*Disclaimer: I am going to very direct, but it's only for your good...!
#1 - Beauty and Hygiene
Bathe EVERYDAY! Put on some deodorant and maybe some perfume (if you can). Brush your teeth! Keep some type of breath freshener on you at all times. Keep your nails done, even if you have to do them yourself. Do your hair, even if it's a ponytail; make sure it's neat. Although I don't get my face beat to the gawds, I've invested in a few matte lipsticks and gloss just to add a little character to my look. An effortless and well groomed look is the goal.
#2 - Accessorize
When you're strapped for cash and your shopping budget is non-existent, accessories are the way to go. Adding a cute statement necklace into your wardrobe can be worn to complete a day or night time look. During the cooler months, a scarf can do the trick as well. When you have the extra cash hit up stores like my fave a good 'ol thrift store, Charlotte Russe, Forever21, Ross, T.J. Maxx or Marshalls to build your accessory collection. Check out how I styled this statement necklace from I Heart Jewelz.