Refresh Your Wardrobe on a Budget

It is something which happens to everyone at one point or another. You open up your wardrobe and are horrified to find that you have nothing to wear! Not literally, of course - but it certainly seems that way. And you may think that the only solution is to go out on a shopping spree straight away. However, before you rush out to do this, you may want to consider that there are some better (and cheaper) solutions which you can put into practice first. So, let’s look closer at a few of these.

 

Accessorize Your Outfits

Rather than buying a whole new outfit, you can transform your look simply by trying out some different accessory combinations with it. So, you can either go out to buy some new pieces. Or, better still, rediscover some of the old favorites which you had previously forgotten. For example, your old jeans and t-shirt combination can look totally different depending on whether you are wearing it with a piece of statement jewelry, a hat and sunglasses or some bright shoes and a bold handbag.

 

Borrow Some Clothes

 

Rather than spending a huge amount of money on a new wardrobe, you could do a clothing swap with a friend. Otherwise, there are plenty of websites out there which give you the opportunity to exchange pieces. Perhaps you could even experiment with some of the items from your partner’s wardrobe. You could encourage them to design a t-shirt simply so that you can borrow it at some point in the future! You don’t always have to spend a fortune to look your best.

 

Rework Your Current Pieces

 

If you have a knack for sewing, you should be able to rework some of your current items to make them look different. Even if you aren’t all that skilled in this area, you could still try something simple like cutting your jeans to make a pair of shorts. And if you don’t want to go to these lengths, you could simply try experimenting with layering. For example, you could wear a shirtdress over a pair of jeans or try a lightweight coat as a dress.

 

Focus on Styling

 

Styling is the art of wearing your clothes in an alternative way to create a different effect. For example, you could try tying your straps in a way which you haven’t before, cuffing up your jeans, rolling up your sleeves or re-lacing your shoes. You may think that this is something which is relatively small and inconsequential, but you will notice the little details, and it is likely that others will as well.

 

Just because you are on a tight budget, it doesn’t mean that there is nothing that you can do to refresh your wardrobe. These are just a few of the tips and tricks which can end up making all the difference, so why not try them out yourself?