The truth is that no matter how carefully you shop or how meticulously you curate your closet, there will come a time when you will want to refresh your wardrobe. Whether it’s a general love of fashion (for some, the desire to dive deep into every trend is natural), boredom from wearing the same outfits over and over, a life change inspiring you to shake things up, or a desire to re-create the style of your favorite main character, we understand the situation: You want to significantly transform your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
Updating your wardrobe is a daunting and seemingly expensive task. After all, shopping is enjoyable. The good news is that you can revitalize your wardrobe on a budget with some shopping savvy and practical fashion know-how. Here are some of Multiversity’s best suggestions
If it Don’t Fit, Don’t Buy it.
It’s common to keep items that no longer fit you in the hope that they will one day. It’s also not uncommon to purchase something in a size too small as a weight-loss incentive or because it’s on sale and they don’t have your usual size. Keeping items - that you can’t wear - is a bad idea if you’re trying to reduce the size of your wardrobe. Be realistic and truthful to yourself. If it no longer fits, it’s time to sell or donate it.
Resist Buying Stuff Just Because It Is Cheap.
It’s easy to be swayed by a big discount, and you should take advantage of huge markdowns - especially on investment designer pieces - but only if that piece is something you truly need to add to your collection. Never buy something simply because it is a good deal. It’s a complete waste of money, no matter how cheap it was, if you never wear it.
Get Rid Of Something Else When You Buy Something.
Adopting the one-in, one-out policy is an excellent way to keep your wardrobe manageable: every time you add something new, take something out (and sell or donate it to charity). It will keep your rails and shelves from overflowing with tees & sweatshirts and require you to be more certain about your purchase. You’ll never buy something unless you love it and want to part with something special from your wardrobe.
Avoid Extravagant Shopping Sprees.
We frequently get stuck in style ruts, as if we despise everything in our closets and have nothing to wear. When this happens, we frequently go on a shopping binge, spending large sums of money on precisely these trend-led items that end up sitting in our wardrobes for years, never worn.
Don’t let it get this far. Instead, keep an eye out for pieces you like all year and make a list of what you’re missing when you realize it. Consider it a continuous and evolving process rather than returning to square one every few months. Allowing yourself to buy one nice piece now and then, rather than two big shopping sprees a year, will most likely result in much more well-thought-out decisions and, as a result, a far more stylish wardrobe.
Clothes Swap With Your Most Stylish Friends
Talk of team spirit. Swapping pieces with friends is an excellent way of keeping your wardrobe fresh. Operate your one-in, one-out policy by getting rid of something you haven’t worn in months and trading it for a piece your friend has got bored of wearing (but you have always had an eye on). Whether you host clothes-swap parties with a big group or have a deal with one friend, trading clothes is an excellent way of having an exciting wardrobe without spending any money or damaging the environment further.
It’s too easy to get carried away, adding item after item to your online shopping cart. However, with these tips on upgrading your wardrobe on a budget, you’re good to go.
P.S. If you’re due for an upgrade on Tees, sweatshirts, and more, check out the Multiversity Store.