Nervous about a date coming up? Worse because it is the first date? If you are thinking how to select a fresh new set of garb without burning a hole in your pocket, the options are many.

  1. Get tailored

A couple of hand stitches, or changing the buttons can change the whole look of a cheap $10 shirt. Have a look in mind and take your shopped goods to the tailors and get it customized. A good alteration of size and style can give you the $500 look for a tenth of the price.

  1. Layer up

Have a simple or faded shirt and don’t know what to do with it? Pair it with a denim jacket or a basic peppy shrug and chinos and take your fashion on a whole new level. If you have to go out all of a sudden and don’t have your arms waxed, just put on a jacket and look stylish. Layering up always works.

  1. Street shop like a pro

You do not need branded clothes when you can street shop like a pro. Every city has that one local market with everything you need on a budget. Pick up a couple of scarves, summer dresses, shirts and most importantly, some matching accessories to go with the look. A true fashionista can always have a few investment pieces that can go perfectly with a few cheap pieces. The right dress is simply dating made easy.

  1. Make a shoe collection

Shoes give your attire the touch of class, whimsy or elegance, depending on how you want it. And they can be very cheap to get. A pair of sneakers will funk up your shorts and tee. A moccasins needs the perfect nude wedges. Don’t forget to buy the right shoe for each occasion.