Friday, April 3, 2015
Reinventing your wardrobe - key ways to stay trendy without overspending
Once a month or at least once a season you will need to clear out parts of your wardrobe. Some things need to be tailored, other things are no longer "you" and some things you haven't worn in ages. I read an article in Cosmo last month that focused on less clutter and having less pieces but the pieces that you do have you are higher quality and you will wear them more often.
Think about the things you wear every day. Almost every woman I know wears a purse of some sort. Instead of buying 10 purses a season, why not invest in one purse that goes with almost everything? If designer isn't typically in your budget there are many consignment shops (and always ebay) to snag a great piece at an awesome price. Case in point, I snagged an amazing Rebecca Minkoff bag off season for a fraction of the retail price. Make sure you visit a retail store as well to compare quality and verify authenticity. Many consignment shops are honest but some are not.
Another thing that is important are shoes. A good pair will literally take you everywhere. Shoes that are leather, have good stitching, and are sturdy are sure to last a long time. One of my favorite flats are from Coach. But a designer doesn't always mean quality. I have many pairs that are off brands that I really like and have been with me for a while.
My tips for shopping:
1. Shop your closet first. See what you have and what you are missing.
2. Donate or giveaway things that no longer work for you
3. Make a budget but have a little wiggle room
4. Take your time and don't rush.
5. Focus on 2-3 new pieces you can mix and match with what you already have in your wardrobe. Don't overdo it.