One of the great things about fashion is that you can have a few solid staple pieces that can be made into completely different outfits with a little bit of accessorizing. Different shoes, jewelry, or bags can make the same outfit look quite different. This can make your wardrobe seem a lot bigger than it really is and save you a great deal of cash over the long run! What are some cheap ways to maximize your wardrobe?
Decide when to spend and when to splurge. If you find a black dress or a pair of jeans that looks great, it might be wise to spend a little more on them if you have to, knowing that you’ll get a lot of wear out of the items. However, for things that you might only wear once or twice or may even easily lose, like earrings, you probably don’t want to spend too much.
Try eBay. If you’ve seen some jewelry or bag that you like but don’t want to pay full price, it’s worth checking out eBay to see if someone is selling a used version of whatever you’re eyeing.
Play with makeup. We don’t traditionally think of makeup as a way to change up an outfit but it can definitely be done. A black dress can easily move from day to night with different eye makeup or some bright lipstick.
Borrow, borrow, borrow! If you have friends with similar style and can fit into their clothes, you may have a whole new wardrobe at your disposal. Especially when you have a special event to attend, for example, a wedding, it’s nice to be able to borrow a dress or use a different bag for the night and avoid having to buy something new. Just make sure you don’t ruin anything and that you return the favor!
Anne Perkins is a freelance writer focused on how to live large on a little living. She writes financial savings tips for YourCashLoans.co.uk, an online payday loan site. She enjoys taking any idea and making it easier or cheaper to complete.