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Creating your own unique style can be hard to do, especially when you’re on a budget.
For a lot of us out there, we have droves and droves of clothes piles, but still feel like we have nothing to wear. However, without the bank account to replace these tired duds, the idea of throwing ’em all out to start anew doesn’t seem in the cards.
A massive wardrobe overhaul takes time and effort, not to mention some serious dough! So if you want to create a new and unique style on a budget, here’s the advice you’ve been looking for.
Don’t Be Afraid to Cut and Chop
When you’ve got some clothes stuck right at the back of your wardrobe that you haven’t worn in a very long time, it’s time to scoop them out and start restyling them for the current era. So whether you’ve got a pair of flared jeans you know wouldn’t be seen outside of 2008, or an old cardigan you know you wouldn’t even want your grandmother to wear, research ways to re-purpose.
Turn a tired tee into a comfortable dress. Cut the flares off of those jeans and re-hem them into the cropped, ankle-length style everyone’s been lovin’ this season.
Shopping online offers you the variety and choice you won’t get when pounding the pavement. Not to mention, clicking around is WAY faster.
Check out vintage Etsy shops or vintage style pieces from ModCloth, whole shops dedicated to one kind of style or genre, or custom services like the one that can be found here. A few original pieces will go a long way when rebooting your style.
Focus on Accessories
Any tired and old wardrobe can be made to feel unique again with the addition of a new bag or pair of shoes. And a jewelry box is a lot cheaper to update than a whole closet. Invest in a few current accessory trends and you’ll be amazed at how refreshed your look will feel — especially when you pair these new pieces with classic wardrobe staples.
Lately I’ve been loving Le Tote as a way to keep my accessories up-to-date without having to worry about what to buy. I just get a new accessory each time they send me a box, I wear it a few times, then send it back! [Click here for a free tote.]
But I want to hear from you! Do you have a ton of clothes but still find yourself wanting an updated style? How do you create a unique wardrobe on a budget? Tell us in the comments so we can learn from you!
P.S. Check out my 4 week plan to DITCH FAST FASHION!
6 thoughts on “My 3 Wardrobe #LifeHacks for Unique Style on a Budget”
These are good tips! You make a great point about having piles of clothes and yet nothing to wear! It’s important to clean out our wardrobes every so often and shop products that last longer and reduce our reliance on fast fashion. I give all my clothes to charity when I outgrow them.
That’s awesome, Lara!
I’ve spent my life shortening all my trousers and jeans haha. These were wonderful tips 🙂
I tried once to cut and chop by my own and it looked really bad that after all it ended up in a trash. 😀
But those tips in general are great. I have a lot of clothes but always feel (like every woman, I think) that I don’t have anything to wear. So I am always trying to be creative and think outside the box when it comes to styling. And like you said, accessories are perfect choice, they give something extra to every combination.
I love to add accessories in every outfit, cause it really makes a big difference. Great and useful tips Beth!