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8 Ideas to Revamp Your Wardrobe on a Budget

Guest Author: Emma Megan

When the season changes, you may spend a day to clean your closet and get rid of the unnecessary outfits which are of no use for the season. Although our closets are one of the most occupied areas of our homes, we give the least importance to them especially when it comes to decluttering, cleaning and organizing.

During your task, you may realize that you have no clothes and it’s time to head to the mall. This does not mean that you end up spending a huge amount of your paycheck on clothes. There are several ways you can upgrade your wardrobe in reasonable prices:

Sort Your Wardrobe

Sort Your Wardrobe

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First things first, find some time out and fix your closet before doing anything else. There’s a great chance that you may find something interesting and exciting. Also when fixing your wardrobe, do not mix your new clothes with the old ones. By arranging your closet, you might get an idea as to which item you actually need, this helps you revamp your closet. Discard all those items that are torn, out of fashion and do not fit well.

Play With Accessories

Play with Accessories

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At times all your closet needs is a handful of accessories. Add shiny pieces and accessories to clothes — it transforms an old outfit to a brand new one. Wear scarves, shoes, hats etc. to disguise an old outfit.

Look For Deals

Look for Deals

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They say in the times of highs and lows of mind, there is nothing more satisfying than some retail therapy. Shop and look for reasonable deals — it’s another way to give a makeover to your wardrobe without overspending.

Thanks to social media platforms, it is almost impossible to miss out on sales since the message spreads quickly in the digital world. Also mark your calendars for holiday sales such as Easter, Black Friday and Christmas.

Additionally, if you are a regular online shopper, there are a few online stores that giveaway coupons deals frequently.

Prepare a Checklist

Prepare a Checklist

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There is definitely no need to overflow your wardrobe with new items especially when you are on a mission to revamp your existing wardrobe and that too if you are tight on a budget. So when there is a budget constraint, your focus should be on the necessities only.

Spending more than one’s budget is a very common complain we get to hear quite often, therefore it’s good to make a list before you head out. With a list in your hand, you know exactly where to go and what to buy instead of buying items one after another.

Learn to Mix and Match

Learn to Mix and Match

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If your clothes don’t excite you anymore, try to wear your outfits in different ways. Small dress makeovers have the ability to transform the entire look of the dress that seemed boring to you.

You can put on a blazer or a jacket with any of your casual dresses for that new look. You will be surprisingly astonished how many different looks you get by just mixing and matching some new and old items.

Buy a Pair of Loafers

Buy a Pair of Loafers

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Hands down, loafers are the most comfortable and versatile pair of shoes one can think of. Since they are unisex, they match with just about any dress. This is one of the reasons why it is recommended to at least own one pair of loafers. This is useful for revamping your closet. Since they are comfortable and versatile, they are never out of fashion and last a little longer than usual.

Exchange Clothes with a Friend

Exchange Clothes with a Friend

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They say a friend in need is a friend indeed. Visiting your friend’s wardrobe is just like visiting your own. In fact it’s nothing but a mini shopping mall. Revamping your existing closet is an excellent excuse to ask for that one dress you have always dreamt of putting on in exchange of anything of your friend’s choice.

Sell Your Clothes for Extra Cash

Sell Your Clothes for Extra Cash

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The new and improved digital age is a blessing. Improved technology and app culture has blessed people and fashionistas with different apps that have made reselling of old items possible. People from all over the country take help of such apps to sell their used items in exchange for cash. Such apps allow you to set your own price, including shipping charges. These apps are user friendly and leave you with a smooth process. Some hot pieces in your wardrobe like old Tiffany necklaces and pullovers by Patagonia sell quickly!

Some Points to Remember

  • Revisit your closet before shopping for new items. Get rid of all those clothes and accessories that don’t fit you anymore, are out of date or just tattered and old
  • Place your wardrobe items properly to get a clear idea of what you own and what you don’t
  • Have a list in hand and budget in your mind and also do a thorough research before heading out to the shopping malls
  • Don’t buy repeated items or repeated colors even. Remember, you are one a revamping spree. Only shop for things that you don’t have. This little step will help you avoid the guilt of overspending
  • Buy something which is trendy and in your budget

All these revamping ideas suit any budget irrespective of their limitations. It becomes necessary to empty your closet once in a while and update your wardrobe. Revamping your wardrobe/closet is quite a fun project to deal with. So all you girls out there, be a sport and take some time out of your busy schedule and invest in your personal style for a refreshingly new and revamped wardrobe!

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