2012 Budget Fashion Blogger Contest

Think you know how to dress on a budget? These 8 fashion bloggers make it look incredibly easy (and chic)

2012 Budget Fashion Blogger Contest

UPDATE: We have a winner! Our 2012 Budget Fashion Blogger is … Shauna Miller. Congrats Shauna! And a big thanks to everyone who participated.

High fashion style and a near empty wallet are two things that don’t really go together. We should know: Most of us have been poor, post-college grads working our way up the editorial ladder — and trying to look good while doing it. Luckily, there are a bunch of stylish fashion bloggers who know how to channel champagne tastes on a boxed-wine budget.

To say we admire these girls is an understatement. Doing fashion on a budget is tough stuff, but these ladies are pros. So, in honor of their amazing and thrifty style prowess, we present to you … Beauty Riot’s first ever Budget Fashion Blogger Contest.

Click here to see all the Budget Fashion Blogger contestants.

We rounded up the top 8 frugal fashion bloggers and gave them a dare: Put together your best summer outfit. The twist? Everything from head to toe has to cost less than $100 — and no cheating with mom’s vintage Chanel handbag. Needless to say, these ladies were up for the challenge of creating high fashion on a budget. And we want YOU to choose the winner.

To vote, all you have to do is leave a note in the comment section with the word “VOTE” and your favorite contestant’s name. The contest will run from Monday, June 4th until Friday, June 8th at 5pm PST. After five days of voting, we will crown the first Budget Fashion Blogger Contest winner. Are you up for the challenge? Scroll through and help us pick a champion now.