Staying in fashion these days can take a lot of time effort and money. There are the latest styles to consider, as well as your body shape, and your own personal preferences. But what can you do if you don’t have a fortune sitting in the bank, ready to pay for your new wardrobe? Well, read on to find out.
Well, the first thing that you can do if you are looking to update your wardrobe on shoe string is to take a peek inside, and work out if there are any item that would be usable if they went faded or in the wrong color. For example, you might have a pair of jeans that you love, but they are losing their color, or a great summer dress, but everyone has seen you in it.
Then all you need to do is take the items out give them a good wash. Then use a home dye to change their color.
If you are worried about damaging your washing machine you can do this is a bucket in the garden. Just ensure that you test a piece of the material that you are dying first to see if it will take.
The next thing that you can do if you are looking to update your wardrobe without going bankrupt is to upcycle certain pieces. Upcycling is when you make a few changes to a piece you already have so it look different, and you can use it again.
You can upcycle jeans and trousers into shorts for warmer summer days. Or even make a t-shirt into a vest top. Or what about getting the latest cold shoulder look by cutting out a small piece from each side of an old dress on the upper arms?
Buy classic items
Another way to look stylish without it costing you the Earth is to be very careful about the items that you pick in the first place. Yes, it can seem like a great idea to buy that neon dress in the sale at the time. But in fact, might not your money be used better investing in a classic, well fitting skirt that you can team with lots of different tops for a range of different looks?
There are varying opinions on the items that make up a classic wardrobe, but you can learn more about the general philosophy online. Who knows it could change the way that you shop for clothes for good?
Shop for bargains
Of course, just because you are looking for better quality classic items doesn’t mean that you have to always pay full price for them. In fact, it is definitely worth researching how to get good deals on your clothes purchases before you start spending your money.
It might be that you take advantage of discount cards, sales, or even special offers to get some great pieces at a vastly reduced cost. Which means that you can spend the money you have saved on other fabulous items for your new wardrobe.