The Kmart Fashion Hacks That Will Have You Running to the Closest Store

Every time we walk into a Kmart store we make a mental note to be careful—the place is a goldmine of affordable fashion and homewares, and who knows what we're going to be tempted to buy? The second we're inside it's like the reason we went there in the first place completely disappears, and in its place is a tendency to walk out with a trolley full of items that were never even on our list. We put it down to the sheer brilliance of its collections, coupled with the insanely affordable prices. 

Kmart has long been our go-to for chic homewares (even interior experts are obsessed), but lately it's the fashion buys that have us hooked. At first glance, Kmart might not always have exactly what you're looking for, but with the help of some genius fashion hacks you might be able to squeeze even more out of the retailer.

In our office, we like to get creative, so we've put together our seven favourite Kmart hacks that will have you running to your nearest store. Keep scrolling!

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Style Du Monde

Oversized and baggy vintage-feel tees are having a moment, but if you don't want to spend your entire weekend trawling through a thrift store, here's your solution. The men's department at Kmart is often full of printed tees that can give the same effect. Here's our example.

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Chronicles Of Her

The wrong button can make a jacket look downright boring (or cheap). For a $20 blazer, we're not expecting top-notch quality, but if you swap out the buttons for an on-trend gold option the jacket becomes the perfect piece to keep under your desk for a last-minute meeting.

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Style Du Monde

We know that patches are trending this year, but before ruining an expensive pair of jeans or jacket, trial the trend on an affordable piece of denim instead. We'd probably go for these jeans.

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Style Du Monde

Unfortunately, we're not all millionaires, which means affordable shoes are a reality. The easiest way to make them look more expensive than they really are? Opt for a suede-look fabric, like these ankle boots.

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Style Du Monde

One thing is for certain: Raw hem jeans aren't going anywhere fast. If you want to DIY your own, leave your expensive jeans scissor free and try the trend on these instead.

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Brooke Testoni

One of our favourite current trends is to wear your shirt shrugged off your shoulders. Certain designers are creating shirts that are made to sit this way, but if you want the budget option, this shirt style with a crafty slouch will achieve the same look.

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Style Du Monde

If you've never ventured away from the women's section, the time is definitely now. Baggy jeans, and oversized shirts are having a moment. We're shopping these jeans, immediately.

Opening images: Style Du Monde and Chronicles of Her

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