Alfresco dinners, vacations, picnics, and barbecues are just a few things that make summer the social season of the year. Are you bored of everything in your closet? It’s time to revamp your wardrobe with clothes that make you feel and look great.
If you are on a tight budget, don’t fret! We’re sharing the best tips to build your summer wardrobe on a budget. Let’s dive in.
Look for Discounts and Deals
Thanks to the internet, you no longer have to spend your money on full-priced clothes from retail stores. From trendy Instagram stores to popular brands, you can buy a wide variety of clothing at affordable prices. And the best part? Usually, you can find a discount code or offer. Always shop for deals online to save more.
Host a Clothes Swap
You and your friends probably have things in your closets that no longer fit you or match your style. You should consider hosting a clothes swap where everyone brings such items and exchanges them for something they like. Not only is it free, but it’s also a sustainable way to build a summer wardrobe.
Speaking of sustainability, thrifting has recently gained widespread popularity, thanks to social media fashionistas. You can get one-of-kind pieces at highly discounted prices in thrift and charity shops. Even if you don’t have a thrift store in your neighborhood, you can thrift online on websites like threadUp and Depop.
Revamp Old Clothes
With some simple changes, you can infuse new life into your old clothes. For example, there is nothing easier than cropping a top or sweatshirt for a more youthful look. All you need is a pair of scissors! You can also crop pants, jeans, and dresses.
Attend Estate Sales
Apart from thrift and charity shops, estate sales are a great place to score high-end pieces at reasonable prices. Such sales are a goldmine for luxury clothing and jewelry. You can check newspaper listings, online estate sale websites, and Craigslist to find estate sales in your area.
Buy Versatile Accessories
A premium quality scarf is a must-have fashion accessory. You style a scarf in many different ways. You can tie it around your neck, use it as a headband, wear it as a wrap top or a belt. The possibilities are truly endless.
Quality Over Quantity
It is better to buy classic pieces that will last you a lifetime instead of trendy clothes that will be out of style next season. Invest in a pair of high-quality jeans, trousers, white sneakers, strappy nude heels, a basic t-shirt, and a little black dress. These also make great transitional fashion pieces. You can easily layer them for colder seasons.
Sell Unwanted Items
Unwanted clothing creates clutter and takes up unnecessary space. Luckily, it’s quite easy to sell clothes and accessories online. Create an account on eBay or Depop to sell clothes you don’t need. Use the extra cash to buy clothes for your summer wardrobe.
For creating a wearable and fashionable wardrobe, it’s important to discover your style. Start by creating a mood board on Pinterest by pinning your favorite trends, silhouettes, colors, and so on. Use this as inspiration when buying clothes.
Find a Tailor
A good fit can completely change the look of an outfit. If you love things in your wardrobe but don’t fit right, get them tailored by a professional.
Borrow or Rent
Do you have to attend a wedding or any other special event? Buying a whole new outfit for an occasion is not the best idea. Instead, borrow a dress from your friends and family. Alternatively, you can also rent everything from designer clothes to shoes at affordable rates.