While fashions may not necessarily change drastically from year to year, we all want to keep pace with the times and have at least a few of the latest items and accessories that are current and trendy. Replacing your entire wardrobe every year can be costly, however, and not many people can afford to. Here are some tips for keeping your wardrobe fresh and updated without having to break the bank.
Buy Good Quality Staples and Current Accessories or Signature Pieces
There are certain wardrobe items that will never go out of style and will always pair well with the most current fashion trends. Whether it’s a pair of tailored black slacks, a taupe pencil skirt or a pair of plain navy pumps, certain items will remain timeless and can always be used as a framework to build a more trendy wardrobe around. Try purchasing some high quality basic staple pieces and then accessorize with current or more trendy fashion pieces and accessories.
Much has been made recently of the capsule wardrobe, and there is a lot to be said for it. In reality, most of us have a few pieces we really love to wear and we wear them again and again, while a full closet of clothing languishes year after year.
One great idea for figuring out what you wear and don’t wear every year is to turn all of your hangers backwards at the beginning of the year (or right now) and every time you wear an item, turn the hangar right side in. At the end of a year (or end of the season, if you change your clothes out seasonally) take everything that is still on a backwards hanger out and give it away or sell it.
Don’t Buy it if You Don’t Really Love It
Generally the reason our closets are so full of clothes we don’t wear is that we just can’t resist a sale. Research has shown that sale-obsessed shoppers tend to actually spend more money on clothing than people who only purchase items they truly love. When all you are focused on is the difference between the original price and what you actually paid, you end up with a lot of items you aren’t really satisfied with, which just drives you to purchase more.
Use a Clothing Rental Company
Another great way to save on clothing while still keeping pace with current trends is to simply rent clothes. That way you can wear an outfit a few times, send it back and get a whole new trendy look without having to spend a fortune.
If you want to always be wearing the latest styles and fashions without breaking the bank, try a Gwynnie Bee box or two and see what you think. The best part is, if you get a piece you love and want to keep it, you can purchase it at below retail. That means you get to both try before you buy and buy on sale. Win!
When it comes to keeping pace with current trends and fashions or keeping your wardrobe fresh, you don’t have to be a millionaire to accomplish it. There are all kinds of great ways to stay trendy and fashionable on even the most limited budget. While there is certainly nothing wrong with buying things on sale, just be careful that you don’t buy something just because it is on sale. Pare down or try renting instead of buying and you can easily keep pace with some of the most trendy fashionistas no matter your budget!