Looking fashionable at all times doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. If you want to look your best without spending a fortune, there are a couple of tricks, tips, and tactics you can do without breaking the bank. So, keep on reading for the 4 hacks that can help you spice up your tired wardrobe.
- Check the fit.
Examine every single piece of clothing you own and make sure it fits properly. If you have a lot of clothes that need adjustment, take it to a tailor that’s cheaper than buying brand new clothes. Toss what doesn’t work at all, and tailor the rest. If you can’t afford tailoring, get creative with the rest of your ill-fitting clothes. You may think of using big belts to cinch oversized shirts and dresses, or sew side panels into your favorite dresses to make it flatter your curves.
- Stay organized.
Before going shopping at the malls, you have to learn shopping your own closet. However, just like with any store, you need to neatly organize all your pieces. Pull everything out, and you will doubtless find entire outfits you had forgotten all about. When you put everything back in the closet, set aside the stuff that’s out of season, and organize the rest by occasion, type or color that will make getting dressed in the morning a much more streamlined affair.
- Get crafty.
Plain colored ensembles make up a large percentage of your wardrobe. To refresh your tired pieces, get crafty by altering and redesigning your clothes. Like fashion blogger Jaime Ridge, think of adding some patches to your jeans to make it a bit trendy and unique. You may use scissors to cut a larger opening at the top of the shirt to show off more shoulder or collarbone, or shred the sleeves and back to recreate a tank top. Think of remixing the buttons on your shirts with fun and funky buttons from your local craft store. A great thing, it’s a small change that only takes a small amount of time and money, but can completely overhaul the look of the staple pieces in your closet. You can even make new accessories that can channel your creative skills. Or like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, be creative by wearing your basic pieces in a fresh yet eccentric way.
- Think long-term.
When tossing your old ensembles, think of pieces than can be long term like real leather tops, cashmere sweaters, and high-quality denim that will stand the test of time. Or, think of storing your novelty and beloved items for another decade or two, and you’ll have a vintage wardrobe that will be the envy of everyone in the future. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to spice up your wardrobe without breaking the bank.