With the constant change of the fashion world, it might sometimes feel overwhelming to keep up with the newest trends and fads. Deciding on what to wear each day to keep your wardrobe exciting is hard enough, but what makes it even more difficult is when you are forced to adhere to a strict budget. Chances are you won’t be able to just go out to any retail store or boutique and purchase every new look that catches your eye.
If you consider yourself to be a fashionista, you might walk past a window display featuring mannequins donned in beautiful clothing and immediately walk inside the store to try on the latest look… only to feel a sense of disappointment wash over you as soon as you take a peek at the price tag. This feeling may have deterred you from revamping your wardrobe in the past, but the trick is to follow these 5 simple steps. They’ll give you a chance to show your true style, all while staying within a shoestring budget.
Look at the world around you for inspiration.
There is inspiration for your new wardrobe all around you, so take advantage of this. Follow your favorite fashion instagrammers and bloggers, and take screenshots of looks you would like to recreate. If you see an outfit in a store window that catches your eye, snap a pic and try to recreate that look to fit within your budget. You’d be surprised how easy it is to recreate a look without having to spend on expensive designer brands.
Do your best to define your own personal style.
You might be one of those people who just cannot figure out what your style actually is. Or you simply love to embrace all style trends. But if you can, do your best to define your style; this what help you determine what your fashion goals actually are. Define your style in three words, so whether you are sporty or bohemian or preppy, you’ll at least have a better idea of what new wardrobe items fit in with your look.
Get your closet in order.
It might be difficult to update your wardrobe when you have no idea what clothing and accessory items you already have. So go through your closet and see what hidden treasures might be awaiting you. There might be pieces that you forgot you even owned and can easily incorporate into your revamped wardrobe. If there are things you think you’ll never wear in a million years, see if you can sell them on sites like Poshmark or Ebay to earn some extra spending money.
Avoid impulse shopping at all costs.
We are all guilty of impulse shopping, but the items we buy impulsively are typically the ones that live in the back of our closets forever, never seeing the light of day. So think about your purchases and what will fit in to your wardrobe before you go out and spend your money on a whim.
Befriend a tailor in your area.
Don’t feel like you have to put that ideal pair of trousers back on the clearance rack just because they don’t fit perfectly. Just find a tailor near you who can alter your clothes, preferably at a decent cost. When you have an item tailored, you’re more likely to keep it forever and incorporate it into your everyday look.