Ever since I lost my “job” promoting clothes on a now dead platform, I’ve been thinking of new ways to cheaply renew my wardrobe for this spring/summer. Sure, I’ll occasionally buy something with a higher price, but I’m not all too happy with the clothes filling my closet right now. I don’t know how long they will last me and you can read the reason behind that in my honest review which will be up on my blog soon. Now, it’s time to talk about renewing your wardrobe.
Before getting into your shopping, make sure you spend a few hours experimenting with new styles and combinations. The goal is not to end up with the same items you have, just in a different color. Go out of your comfort zone, you’ll be surprised what you might fall in love with.
So, here are my top tips for cheap ways to up your wardrobe in 2018.
1. Buy at thrift stores
Go for a walk around your town and look for good thrift shops. I actually got a men’s silk sleeping shirt at one of those for only 1$. Can you believe that?
No good thrift shops in your area? That’s alright, there are plenty online thrift stores. ThredUp is one of the most popular ones. You can find the list of countries they ship to here : https://thredup.helpshift.com/a/thredup/?s=shipping&f=countries-we-ship-to&l=en They offer first time customer codes so be sure to look around for those. I’m not really associated with them in any way so I don’t have any codes to share with you.
Also, look for Facebook groups in your area which focus on selling clothes. I use those to sell clothes I order online and get the wrong size.
2. In case you can sew, do it.
Or find someone who can do it cheaply. Let’s say you own a dress with an amazing shape but the fabric is totally out of date or not your style. You can rip the piece apart at the seams and use it as a template to remake it in your own fabric. Also, you can tailor items which don’t flatter your figure. Really anything is possible if you have the time and patience.
3. Clothes swap
If you have a lot of girl friends who wear similar sizes to yours, you can organize a swap group. Meet up every two weeks and bring the clothes you already wore during the last 10-15 days. You don’t even have to worry you’ll look like clones, since every one of us has an unique style, I’m sure everyone will style the items in their own way. This swap doesn’t have to be permanent, but it can if you want it to be.
Again, try looking for Facebook groups in your area if you’re going for the permanent option. There must be plenty women feeling the same way you do.
4. For online shopping, download Honey
I’ve been using honey for about a month now, since I saw it sponsored on a Youtuber’s video. It does save you money and it saves you the time to look around for coupons. How it works is that you simply install it for free and every time you try to buy something on a website it pop’s up and tells you which coupons you can use to save money. I’ve used it from clothing shops to buying domains. If you want to try it out, here is my referral link: joinhoney.com/ref/3o10rtr