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From time to time, it’s important to give your wardrobe a new lease on life! When you are trying to do this there are many ways in which you might want to approach it (as well as a few concerns). A major worry could be financial – lack of money definitely makes it harder to update your closet! So how can you refresh your wardrobe the thrifty way?
If you tend to hoard a lot of clothes, you will probably find that this affects the way in which you are able to store them and, in particular, it makes it very difficult to know what you actually have to wear. Minimalism is the psychological opposite of hoarding. If you aim to have as few items as possible, while still having enough to be comfortable putting together outfits that make you feel great, you are going to find this a lot easier. It may take a certain amount of emotional courage and practice to declutter your current wardrobe but going minimalist will definitely help you to save a lot of money on your closet refresh.
Sometimes you don’t need to really do anything except make sure that you are browsing the racks at a few different shops. If you are keen to save money on your clothes, you should always seek out a variety of clothing stores to see which have the best deals for what you are looking for. You might be amazed at how much money you can save just from the fact that you “shopped around” for an item that you had your eye on.
Make The Items Look Expensive
It is perfectly possible to make your clothing look more expensive than it is thus ensuring that you can have whatever look you are going for without having to worry about the price at all. If you are looking for an upmarket look but you don’t want to overspend, consider getting items that are dupes for designer items. Alternatively, you can keep it classy by being careful about which colours and patterns you choose and how you mix and match them. In this way, you can achieve whatever look you like even without having to spend too much money!
Invest In The Basics
Once you have the basics down, you can use them as a base to create whatever kind of look you want without having to spend any more money. Investing in the basics early on in your wardrobe refresh means spending less on impulse buys that you’ll never wear which in turn will lead to a closet full of favourites that you’ll be excited to put together!
Surprisingly, some people still don’t appreciate the importance of reuse or love hunting through the racks at their local thrift shop! An excuse heard often is that it’s “too hard to find good stuff!”. Thrifting success is a combination of preparation and execution techniques. You can easily score unique types of clothing that will revamp your closet but it all depends on how you approach your trips to the thrift shop.
With such a variety of thrift and charity shops you’re bound to find something somewhere! Check out the sales and discounts days of each store to ensure you get a bargain and the best deals. It is all about making the right choices and never giving up during our search. While most stores will categorize their items and make it easy for you to rummage through and get a befitting item, you need to be aggressive enough to get what you want.
With more stores embracing technology and allowing customers to shop online for their favorite items, it has become relatively straightforward for you to find exactly what you want. Here are some of the most common questions about thrifting:Continue reading