You might think that updating your wardrobe means heading to the mall and buying all new clothing items. Sounds expensive, right? But the truth is you can update your wardrobe without completely starting over. There are many simple and inexpensive ways to update your wardrobe, none of which require you to completely break the bank. Take a look below at 8 simple ways to update your wardrobe so you can update your look without draining your budget.
8 Simple Ways to Update Your Wardrobe
1. Tailor pieces to fit well.
Take pieces you already have to a tailor and spend a few bucks each to make them fit well. Have jeans tailored to fit properly and do the same with jackets and other form-fitting pieces. Spending a few dollars on tailoring your clothes can give them a new look for less.
2. Add costume jewelry to perk up an outfit.
Costume jewelry pieces can quickly update an outfit as well as add color and texture. Consider some reasonably priced pieces that can be worn multiple ways and with multiple outfits so you can dress up your ensembles for less. A great place to check is Cents of Style. They always have FREE shipping too!
3. Consider thrift stores for simple staples.
Your local thrift store can be a great place to find staples that work multiple ways. Look for quality jeans, pants, jackets, dress shirts, skirts, and other staples in white, tan, gray, and black so they can be mixed and matched in multiple ways.
4. Repair shoes instead of replacing.
Find a local cobbler (you will be surprised how many are still in business!) who can repair shoes. This way you don’t need to toss shoes and can get more life out of them instead. This is especially worth doing with boots and flats that can be mixed and matched with multiple outfits.
5. Find creative ways to wear scarves.
Scarves add so much color to outfits and can be worn so many ways. Watch online tutorials so you can see how many ways you can mix your scarves. Keep a collection on hand so you can grab one to add color to your outfit.
6. Browse Polyvore on Pinterest.
Polyvores are the outfit arrangements you can find on Pinterest. They offer so much inspiration and can act as a guide when planning your outfits. Search budget friendly or capsule wardrobe Polyvore so you can assemble outfits that are your style and your budget.
7. Get creative with clothing pieces.
Take some time to experiment with clothing pieces and mix and match pieces you may not have considered before. This is a great way to achieve new looks using the pieces you already have in your closet.
8. Eliminate distractions.
Now is the time to clear away the clutter and the items you no longer wear. This way you aren’t feeling overwhelmed with your choices and are eliminating any distractions. If you have not worn an item in 6 months, let it go. Or, sell it to a consignment shop to get some extra cash for items you want instead.
Are you ready to update your wardrobe for less? Consider these 8 simple ways to update your wardrobe so you can get the look you are after without spending your last dime!
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