Unless you’re earning the big bucks, the relentless pace of changing fashion trends are nigh on impossible to keep up with — it’s as expensive, as it is exhausting.
But don’t threat. There are actually loads of ways that you can stay fashionable without having to remortgage your house.
We are going to run through our top eight. You’ll be surprised to read, most of the answers are already lying in your wardrobe.
Start by having a proper clear out of your wardrobe. Dig out all your clothes and accessories and review your options. This is a great starting point.
Go back through some of your older clothes and try them back on. Maybe they’re not as bad as you think.
Fashion trends have a bizarre knack of coming back around in a complete 360 degree loop. So get digging, maybe some of your really old clothes are now good to go.
Spend a rainy afternoon getting stuck in to some serious research. It’s unlikely that you will just stumble across all the answers to your fashion woes, go out and find them.
Discover the best deals online. Find the cheapest brands, hunt down discount vouchers and codes on websites that aggregate all the best deals on the internet, enter into competitions and brand giveaways.
We live in a world where if you break something, you simply replace it with a new one.
If you are honest with yourself. When was the last time you dug out the needle and thread to sew up a hole in your jeans? It is most likely, never.
But repairing your clothes and accessories is actually really simple, and will save you heaps of cash. Particularly for the more expensive items, like sunglasses.
Repairing sunglasses sounds a bit daunting, right? But services like The Sunglass Fix have made repairing your sunglasses as easy as ordering a new pair.
The vast majority of the time it’s the sunglass lenses that need renewing, not the frames. So rather than splashing out on a shiny new pair of sunglasses, just order new lenses.
Most people will have bundles of clothes stockpiled at the back of their cupboard, which, apart from being slightly off-trend, have absolutely nothing wrong with them
But there are countless ways you can refresh your old clothes, and bring them back from the dead.
Take a humble pair of jeans that have been stuck in your wardrobe for the past half a decade and get them altered by a tailor. Take them up a few inches, adjust the fit, add rips (or sew them up), this is a cost effective way of getting a pair of perfect fitting jeans.
With a little bit of creativity you can refresh just about any of your clothes.
Got a string of fancy events coming up? Don’t bother buying an expensive suit, just rent one. It’s much cheaper, and it means you can turn up to each event in a fresh looking suit.
Taking this to the next level, you can even start making money by renting out your clothes.
There are now many online platforms that will allow you to rent out your luxury clothes to people. So, if you’ve got a couple of plush suits, a timeless tuxedo, or a beautiful collection of shoes, you can actually start making money from renting them out!
Have you ever caught yourself admiring someone’s dress sense?
Well, it’s time to start paying more attention to the way people are putting outfits together around you.
Because one of the best ways to ensure that you’re not wasting money on clothes, is to buy items that you will actually wear over and over again.
It’s easy to forget the options you already have at your disposal.
But there are apps out there that can help you generate new outfits based on your current wardrobe, and will remind you of all the options you have.
All you need to do is upload your wardrobe and you can have a personal stylist at your fingertips. Everyday they will send through suggestions on how to combine your clothes, making mornings much easier.
If you have good quality clothing or accessories that you have not worn in years, don’t just let them sit there, sell them on. You can sell any of your clothes on your Facebook neighborhood sale group, on ebay or on the countless smaller auction sites that were made solely for the resale of clothes, there are loads of ways you can do this.
Now, keeping these eight tips in mind, be creative, do your research and put some effort in. You will be surprised at how much money you can save.