For the fashion conscious, there can often be a great deal of pressure to stay up to date with the very latest style trends and ideas. Of course, if you are into fashion, this can be exciting and interesting, allowing you to discover fresh new concepts, designs and developments, but it can also bring a downside – the financial aspect.

Sadly, many of us simply don’t have the disposable income we would need to be able to buy all the pieces we would like. Window shopping our favourite stores and browsing the big-name fashion blogs might well give us some style inspiration, but more often than not, you’re going to be left with serious style envy.

So, instead of worrying about money and trying your best to keep up with each season’s fresh new trends on a strictly limited budget, why not do something positive to keep your wardrobe looking its best without breaking the bank?

Here are some top tips to cut costs and guarantee a rejuvenated wardrobe – perfect for the start of the winter months!

Try a Capsule Wardrobe

Have you heard of the capsule wardrobe trend? Cutting down on the contents of your closet can be highly beneficial when it comes to picking out your favourite pieces and identifying your individual sense of style. If you aren’t familiar with the idea, it basically involves limiting your wardrobe to a set amount of pieces – including clothes, outerwear and accessories. Not only will it cut down on unnecessary spending, but it can also help you to get rid of old clothes and reinvent your wardrobe with your favourite essentials. To get started, decide on a number of items for your capsule wardrobe then begin the process of eliminating the unnecessary pieces and picking out the chosen few. It might be difficult at first, but once you give it a go, you are bound to see the results.

Reinvent a Classic Look

If you are worried that your look is too dull or predictable, it’s probably about time you mixed things up a little and tried something new. In fashion, your personality should always be first and foremost, so if you have a favourite classic piece that has been worn into the ground, why not get creative and try to give it a new lease of life? There are many ways in which you can go about this – one of the easiest is to simply pair it with something completely different to usual or try out an alternative combination of accessories. However, if you’re really feeling creative, why not unleash your artistic flair and try adding your own spin to the pieces?

Choose Investment Pieces

On average, how much do you spend on fashion in a month? If that figure is higher than you thought or higher than it should really be, it’s time to try and cut back on your spending. However, a reduced budget needn’t mean a complete spending ban. Instead of heading out on a shopping free-for-all and buying large volumes of clothes and accessories that you will rarely, if ever, actually wear, why not take the time to make a thought-out, considered purchase instead? Go for a piece of luxury jewellery or that designer product you’ve had your eye on for ages – this way, you’re guaranteed to actually get some use out of the piece you’ve chosen rather than being left with an unworn pile of impulse buys and a whole heap of regret. Go to this site for more investment accessory ideas.

Of course, the first rule of fashion is to wear what you want and what you feel comfortable in. If you aren’t happy with your wardrobe, there’s always time to change it. Style inspiration can often be found in the most unlikely places, so take the opportunity to gather some ideas and unleash your creativity on your wardrobe this winter!

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  1. I love these ideas, especially that of an investment wardrobe! I once read an article by someone who said she never spends less than $100 on a piece, because it forces her to think about what she buys and makes sure she really wants it first. While that is definitely steep, it really gave me pause for thought!

  2. Great post! People intuitively associate fashion with expense but they really don’t have to.
    I wonder if my dad took this theory a bit too much to heart… I swear he’s had the same gray sweat pants since I was 2.

  3. I’m a huge fan of the capsule wardrobe. I had a huge clearout before moving for my masters degree and now rarely buy that much clothing, just the occasional stripey top! Now I need some new workwear though! I have quite a classic style so it’s easy for me to have a capsule wardrobe! Investment pieces sort of tie in with it too. Because you have less items, it means you can add a couple of items per season and pay for a more quality product! I usually work out a cost-per-wear ratio. I won’t pay loads for tops but for outerwear and shoes, you wear them more often because you have less choice!

    Sian x

  4. Something I’ve found helpful is holding on to high quality items even if they’re falling out of fashion. I️ pull them out when they inevitably come back into fashion 🙂

  5. I had not heard of the capsule wardrobe trend but i really like it! It is interesting how the cliche “less is more” is so often true. I feel like I am always going through my clothes and getting rid of things so maybe having a set number would help me. Thanks for sharing!

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