New York City is an expensive city to live in (rent alone can eat up half of your paycheck). But your personal style doesn't have to (and shouldn't have to) suffer. Take it from us, there are ways to work around that.

We're not saying you should stop buying nice or expensive gear, but remember that style isn't always about how much that shirt or jacket cost you. Finding gems at a thrift store or copping from samples sales work just as well. And if you really just can't afford to buy anything new right now, figuring out multiples outfits with pieces you already have can go a long way. You can still stunt on all your friends and only have $5 in your wallet. See what we mean in this breakdown of How to Broke and Stylish in New York City.