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253 S. Main St.
Providence, RI


A lifestyle, a brand, a way of being.  Shoppe Pioneer is a Women's Fashion & lifestyle boutique in downtown Providence, RI.


Fashionista DIY

Natalie Morello

For most fashionistas, fashion is something a lot more. With the warm weather and blooming flowers, it is all an inspiration to get up and go. What is a Fashionista? The definition of a fashionista is a follower of fashion. She can rock any style, her passion for fashion becomes her vision that she shows through her own unique style. She can pull off any look even if she is on a Budget.

Fashion on a Budget?

Let’s talk about Affordable Fashion.

Every woman wants something new whether it is that new designer bag or that new Marc Jacobs dress.  The only problem is that they can’t afford it.  So the only way to try these looks is to “DO IT YOURSELF” (DIY). There are so many ways that you can create your own style and rock these runway looks. Putting different pieces together will really show your creative ability.

  • Thirfting is one way that is affordable fashion. Trying different stores and not just sticking  to one store is a great way to explore different options. As Macklemore says, "I'm going to pop some tags only got $20 in my pocket, I'm hunting looking for a come up this is freaking awesome." Thrifting is amazing, it's where you can find vintage finds for less and it is a great start for you to budget your fashion.
  •  Accessories is another way for helping your Budget. Revamp your old accessories and "DO IT YOURSELF".  Look through your closet to see what you have. If you have a scarf that you haven't worn in years, you can use that scarf as a belt or attach it to your bag. Brooches are also very cool, you can add it in your hair or attach it you your bag as well. Bracelets and necklaces are shockingly easy accessories that you can do, you can make a bracelet out of pretty clips. As for your old necklace, reconstruct it and turn it into a pretty headband. Don't be afraid to try new things.
  • Last but not least, to save money. You don't have to get that whole outfit at that exact moment. To help your budget, try buying a new item every one or two weeks. This will give you enough time to see what you would want for next time and will help maintain your budget but at the same time build up your wardrobe. In the mean time, take that big shirt that you only wear to bed cut it up into a new style or even turn it into a dress.

Fashion is what you make of it