Had a little trouble getting dressed this morning? It’s probably because your accessories feel like they need a makeover. The only problem with that is, no one has money to be buying new bags every time a new trend comes out.
I’m not wasting $50 every few weeks just to get some bag I saw in a magazine and will wear twice – max. There’s no way I’ll want to do it all again the next month, either.I’ll stretch my shopping budget sometimes, but not for that. I’m sure you feel the same way.
So, I’ve come up with 4 steps to help you update your accessories without a need to hit the stores or ATM too often.
1. Change Out the Strap.
This was a huge trend last season to the point where almost everyone was switching out their crossbody straps for an embellished guitar-inspired accent. These were fun, could match your style and instantly give the bag a new look. That’s a check for EVERYTHING in your list.
The best part is, you can find the straps now for cheap. I got mine for $6 on clearance at T.J. Max.
Or, you can easily design your own using my next tip:
2. Add a Bold Decal
We talked about this back in my post about building your dream closet for less. There’s nothing wrong with adding a little DIY to your wardrobe. This is especially true when it’s as easy as adding at leather sticker or iron-on patch.
No mess required, only style.
3. Punch Things Up with a Printed Keychain or Key Fob
This is where things get even easier.
If you’re looking for an even less permanent way to refresh your bags, wristlests and wallets, go for a key fob. (That’s just a fancy name for a fun key chain.)
They can be easily changed out, depending your mood, and come in multiple price ranges. No need to stretch the budget for this one. (My favorite ones are shown above and below.)
4. Get Crafty and Add a Dose of Embroidery
This is for the people who want to put a full-on stamp of their personality on every piece.
Love your backpack or crossbody but want it more luxe than fast-fashion? Head over to Michael’s, Bloomingdale’s or your favorite denim brand to get a few fun patches that look like embroidery.
Didn’t find what you wanted? Make your own. Now it’s just up to your sewing/ironing skills.
That’s it for now! If you feel like buying more than making, here are a few options ago remake your accessories closet for under $25.