Without an expendable budget that somehow replenishes when needed, upgrading your style is damn hard work. You can’t always get what you want, and you don’t always want what you have. It’s the main deficiency of being young and having champagne tastes on a tap water budget. But there are ways to get around this conundrum without compromising your wallet or your swag.

Knowing the basic principles of an efficient style upgrade at a young age is a wise-beyond-your-years accomplishment one needs to really practice in order to perfect. And while practice makes perfect, your wardrobe will never be this way as long as you evolve as an individual. All the more reason to keep these principles in your back pocket so you can prosper even as your wallet gets fatter. Close your eyes and meditate on these 10 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Style.

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