We’ve been stuck inside for months, and if you’re like me you’ve spent most of it in lounge wear. But as lockdown eases, we’re venturing out more and getting back to real clothes. The weather has drastically changed since March, so it’s probably time for a wardrobe refresh. In the current climate though some of us are going to have to shop on a budget, so here are my tips on staying stylish without breaking the bank.
Capsule wardrobe a budget
Not heard of a capsule wardrobe before? It’s a great way to make a consistent fashion statement while keeping costs down. The idea is that you choose a colour scheme and then create a limited collection of key pieces that will work together so you have multiple outfit combinations. You can even use key items, like jeans or t-shirts that you already have to get you started. Here is a great article to help you get started on your own capsule wardrobe.
Shop second hand
It’s been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so in keeping with this metaphor, let’s go dumpster diving. Some charity shops are slowly opening up, and if you have the patience, they are a goldmine. If you’re new to charity shopping, I’d recommend doing the rounds of your local shops to work out which ones are best for your personal style.
For higher end second hand items try your local consignment store. You can find some great designer pieces at a snip of the recommended retail price.
Another option is to spread the cost of your shopping with pay weekly catalogues. Many online stores now have some sort of credit option which allows you to buy now and pay later. This can be so helpful if you need to buy as an emergency – an unexpected shirt for a job interview, replacing work shoes or maybe a dress for an upcoming event.
Upcycle some of your favourite pieces
Are their items in your wardrobe that need a bit of TLC, or maybe something you picked up in a charity shop needs altering? Whether you’re skilled with a sewing needle or not this can be a great way to refresh your wardrobe on budget. Have a snoop around for a good and reasonably priced seamstress or alterations service in your area.
What are your top tips for saving money on your wardrobe?Love Lilla xx