article_cheap-chic.jpgFor women, clothing is far more than a necessity. Sure, the pieces we wear may serve the purpose of protecting us from the elements (and prying eyes); but you have to admit, it does more than just that. Unfortunately, for most women who deem clothing—and fashion—a huge chunk of their lives, keeping up with all the trends and getting the insatiable desire to buy them all can result in a drained savings account. Note exactly picture perfect, right?

Before you give up on fashion altogether, check out these 10 frugalista style and shopping tips from Rorie Carlos-Manzano, fashion and beauty director of Town & Country Philippines, and Giselle Go, editor of Harper's Bazaar Singapore. Who says style and saving don't mix?

(First published in the June 2006 issue of Marie Claire Philippines, Style Ambush section as "Rorie and Giselle's 10 Tips to Cheap Chic;" photo from Jane by Design courtesy of ABC Family; adapted for use in Female Network)

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