Frugal & Fab: Top Black Budget Fashion Bloggers Share Their Best Tips

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Looking Fly On a Dime: Patrice Williams
“Though I’m all for high end designers, I know at this point in my life I can’t afford their pieces,” says 28-year-old Patrice Williams, New York City-based blogger and founder of Looking Fly On a Dime. The fashion magazine alum, who once worked alongside the Louboutin set, now offers readers advice on budget replications of celebrity looks and hot under-$50 shoe guides. Especially compelling is her Thrifty Threads 365 project, her year-long abstinence from the purchase of any new items in favor of secondhand clothing. On her YouTube channel, Williams gives detailed advice, like showing viewers how to transform an ordinary oversized t-shirt into a Hot distressed top with a “how-did-you-do-that?” racerback knot. Fab! Williams says of the photo she submitted for this article, “I’m wearing a Theory military jacket I got for $1 from Goodwill,” demonstrating her thrifting expertise. Take notes!

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