It’s time to think about putting all those winter clothes in storage and getting out our spring and summer wardrobes because warm weather is just around the corner. Unfortunately, we’re tired of all the same clothes we wore last year and there isn’t money left over after the holiday crunch to go out and buy more than a few odd pieces of clothing you can find on sale. It’s even gone so far that you’ve had to look for loans to pay off some of those charges you went over on when gift shopping. Well, the bad news is, you’ll need to pay those cards before your credit gets even worse. The good news is that there are several really cool ideas for updating your wardrobe without spending a small fortune. Here are just a few from Cielo Gonzalez Villa to get you started.
1. Begin by Getting Rid of What You Can’t Wear
This might sound odd when you are trying to update your wardrobe without spending a ton of money, but it’s an important step. If something doesn’t fit you or you absolutely hate it, why keep it around? Not only does it take up space but there’s nothing you can do with it anyway. The point is to start with a base wardrobe of clothes you do like and can work with. From there, the task isn’t quite so monumental.
2. Work with Separates
It’s a given that you’ll need to purchase at least a few items, so start with your separates. Bottoms are a good place to start. Look at all your skirts and pants to see which ones can gain a whole new look with different tops than you’ve always worn. Now you can look at what you have to see exactly how many blouses you have and what colours or prints they are. From there, you’ll have a place to begin shopping. By wearing a different top, you can achieve a whole new look.
You will never know just how effective accessories are for achieving a whole new look. Silk scarves, hats, statement jewellery and all kinds of little embellishments can turn a day outfit into something you would wear to the club, so don’t scrimp too much on accessories. They are cheaper than pants or blouses anyway, so you’ll be able to buy extra of those to give each outfit different looks. For guys, the options are blessedly more limited—watch, sunglasses, maybe a statement belt. However, a few distinctive accessory choices can go a long way to making an outfit that turns heads. According to No Cold Feet, striped socks are versatile and make a bold impression.
Finally, once you’ve taken inventory you’ll know just what it is that you need. Now it’s time to go shopping. Look for coupons, voucher codes and deals online. Many merchants will offer great deals to first-time shoppers and others still have some stock left over from last year they are willing to let go for a song and a dance – in other words, really cheaply. If you take the time to scout around, you will find great bargains so that you can refresh that wardrobe affordably with just those few items you know you need. Just remember, only buy what you need, and you’ll do fine.
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