We’re officially entering that time of year when everyone suddenly remembers what a pedicure is and starts fretting about where they buried those spring wardrobe essentials roughly 11 months ago!
Once you’ve fought your way through chunky knit sweaters and fleece-lined boots (mmm, cosy), it’s certainly not unusual – or frivolous – to finally unearth those lighter alternatives only to be left a little deflated.
Are you bored with something a little dated? Not as enthusiastic about the silhouette that was all the rage last year but now, you realise, looks more than a little unflattering? Or maybe you’ve been making an effort to keep in shape (well done you!) and now find your fab new figure needs a whole new wardrobe… without the whole new budget.
Fear not, we’re here to help with some top tips on updating your wardrobe on a budget…
You’ll be amazed what a contrasting belt, a bold-print scarf or some statement jewellery can do to bring an outfit to life. Even a plain dress in a muted colour becomes an elegant style statement with a chunky gold necklace, heels and a slick of vampy red lipstick! Being bold is never a bad thing.
Dying your clothes
This is a great way to change the look of something instantly and dramatically and can even cover up those unshiftable stains! Natural fabrics work best and the key is in the preparation. The Linen Cat has some great tips if you’re keen to give this a go.
Customise your clothes
Use fabric flowers, sequins, beads, lace, buttons… anything that takes your fancy. It will not only inspire you to be creative but will mean that you own a truly one-off and original piece. Need a helping hand? There’s a wealth of online tutorials so get YouTubing!
Altering your clothes
Make them more comfortable and more flattering, while giving them that expensive-looking edge. (The key to couture is often as simple as best-quality fabric and a perfect fit). There are some great tips on how to get started here and you’ll have the added enjoyment of learning a valuable new skill.
Still looking for inspiration? It’s as simple as typing “customise clothes” into Pinterest but be warned, you’ll probably lose a good few hours of your weekend!
Do you have any top tips on updating your wardrobe for spring without spending a small fortune? We’d love to hear them.