How to Revamp Your Wardrobe Without Breaking the Bank

If you’ve always been planning to revamp your closet, you’re in luck.  Here are some of the best tips to upgrade your closet without doing a lot of damage to your bank account:

  1.     Trade your clothes in.

One of the best ways to revamp your wardrobe is to start with what you have. First, take everything out from your closet. If you find an item you haven’t worn in a year, then chances are you never will. So, get rid of it A.S.A.P because it will only be gathering dust and taking up space. Better yet, find a local consignment store that has items you’d like to own, and trade them in with your reject pile.

  1.     Hit the thrift shops.

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Vintage and retro fashion have gotten so big these past few years – so own it by raiding a thrift shop near you! If you look hard enough, you’ll be able to find great pieces and what’s more, they’re surely not going to cost a fortune. Feel free to check out flea markets and online vintage stores. Plus, the best perk is you’ll be sporting an outfit that’s uniquely yours. Putting in some thrift store finds into your outfit is the best way to avoid “Who wore it best?” moments.

  1.     Invest in accessories.

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Sometimes, you don’t really need to undergo a major overhaul. Most of the times, you just need to jazz up your outfits with a few fabulous pieces here and there. Get creative with some funky buttons, ribbons or even lace to bring life into your old clothes. You can also develop new ways to wear old items. A few of our favorites include using long pearl strands as a belt or wearing an ankle-length skirt as a belted strapless dress. The possibilities are endless!

  1.     Organize a clothes swap.

A clothes swap is a great way to introduce new pieces into your closet without cashing out. Items you’re bored with or have never even worn may be just what one of your friends are looking for (and vice versa!) so go plan that swapping party A.S.A.P and make sure to blast some music and add in some cocktails.

  1.     Use those coupon codes.

Nowadays, you can go full force on the shopping without paying full price. Online retailers like karmaloop.com/plndr are generous with giving away coupons in the form of karmaloop codes for their customers, so feel free to take advantage of it. By doing so, you can either get items at a discount or have those shipping and handling costs waived.

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  1.    Take advantage of sale season.

Sale season is the best time to shop, but be wary of buying things you don’t need. As a rule of thumb, only buy a sale item if you would have bought it at its full price. Doing otherwise will lead you back to the same problem  – i.e. garments that do not fit perfectly and items that you only feel neutral about. Instead, learn to develop the habit of only buying the items you would love to wear over and over again!