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How to improve your wardrobe on a budget

By Edited Aug 30, 2016 0 1

If you are feeling bored with the clothes in your closet, or have an important event to dress for, never fear! It is surprisingly easy to be fashionable and improve your wardrobe without spending too much money.

The first thing you must do is find inspiration. Musicians, television characters, magazine spreads and clothing advertisements are great resources for inspiration. Finding an outfit you like or a style you wish to emulate is a great starting point for any makeover.

Next, it is very important to clean out your closet. Go through all of your clothing and accessory items and think about the last time you wore each one. If you find you do not wear it very often, get rid of it. This way you can make room for new clothes that you like more and will use more often. Never throw clothes away! Unless it is underwear, old socks/stockings, or ripped/ruined, you should donate old clothes to your local Salvation Army or Good Will. Or, if the clothes are in good condition, sell them to a second-hand shop.

Now that you have cleaned out your closet, you can begin to look at the items you have left and work them into your new wardrobe. Breathe new life into your old clothes by pairing them with new pieces, or use accessories to create outfits you have never worn before with clothing that you wear all the time.

Now it is time to go shopping. Kohls, Target, and outlet stores are all fantastic places to find fashionable clothing at reasonable prices. When shopping, think about the clothes that you already own. Before buying something, make sure that you can mix it well with your clothes and make many outfits with it. Always try things on! It is very important that your clothes fit you well and are comfortable.

Make sure you look at your front and back when you look in the mirror to ensure the item looks good all the way around. When trying on shoes, take a walk around the store in them to make sure they do not hurt your feet. If you have any doubts about whether or not to buy an item, do not buy it. It is best to be sure about something before spending money on it.

Accessories are the key to exciting, chic outfits. They can add color to a monotone outfit, and you can use them to dress up or dress down an outfit. However, the number one rule of accessories is simplicity! Do not pile on bracelets or rings. If you want to wear big earrings, wear a simple necklace or no necklace at all. Be sure not to distract from your face and your clothes.

If you want to look really chic and professional, opt for simple clothing. A white top and black bottoms are always in style, and you can easily make them fun and fashionable by adding a pop of color in your accessories, like red shoes or a yellow belt. Just make sure your accessories match! An A-Line is flattering on everyone. Tops, dresses and skirts that go in at your waistline and flare out at the bottom emphasize your assets in a very flattering way.

Now your closet is refreshed, you are inspired, and you can make cool, classy outfits everyday! Just be sure to keep on top of your wardrobe, adding new items and passing on old ones as need be. Doing so will ensure you will never again be stuck having nothing to wear to an occasion.

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Comments

Jul 12, 2011 4:41pm
landocheese
I love Kohls and Target. You can find some quality things at these stores at really good prices. I do think the dark pants and white shirt always works.
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