Toward the end of the month, it’s not uncommon to see your budget hit its last few dollars. Now’s the time to focus on the important things like paying bills and buying only the necessities. Shopping for your closet falls way down on the list. So, here are a few ways to make your wardrobe work for you when taking a trip to the latest sample sale isn’t an option.
Turn It Into A Game.
Just because you can’t go shopping doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with new styles and designs. Take advantage of free fashion social media sites like Polyvore to find out what’s trending and lend your hand at styling a few outfits with the latest products – no credit card required.
Re-Evaluate What’s Already in Your Closet.
I know the results of your spring cleaning have turned into a mess. (Same thing happened with my closet.) While you’re sifting through everything again, take an extra second to digitize your wardrobe with apps like StyleBook or Pureple. You can use either one to help you create a gallery of go-to outfits, identify what may be missing for when your cash flow rises and/or help you look at what you already own in a new way.
Style comes from within, not a magazine or rack. DIY the new trends with help from blogs like P.S. I Made This and StudioDIY. Or, check out tutorials on The Zoe Report and Brit + Co. Either choice will give you plenty of options to help relieve some stress and may even give you exactly what you want, for less.
Inspiration for new outfits or just a fun way to wear something you already own are EVERYWHERE. Get inspiration from the world (and movies!) around you by heading to your favorite glossy magazine site, fashion on a budget platforms like Who What Wear or even watch a movie/show on Netflix that has great style. (Sex & the City, the Absolutely Fabulous TV show and even 80s movies like Pretty In Pink should give you a few ideas.)
Look Into ReSale Apps
You’ve already looked through your closet and I know you found a ton of stuff you probably won’t wear again. Turn these gently-loved items into cash through apps like Poshmark and thredUp. It’s an easy way to get a little more cash and maybe find some new items for much less. Just make sure you read all the details before signing up.
That’s it for now! Check back soon for summer style tips and the top news of the week.