Fashion trends come and go and we all tend to get hung up on the latest ones and feel the urge to buy everything we see in shops’ windows. That’s how you end up with a bunch of clothes after each season, fill up your wardrobe but still regularly complain about not having anything to wear.
There are a few tricks that could help you reuse clothes you already have and save you some money at the same time. It’s no big secret – some tweaks here and there can add a whole new dimension to a single piece of garment and bring any outfit to life – as well as your entire wardrobe.
Take Inventory Of Your Closet
Regardless of how much clothes you own, somehow you always end up with a few pieces in the often rotation and forget about the rest. It’s no wonder you get tired of your wardrobe so make sure you take inventory every once in awhile, not just for seasonal rotation. Take everything out, fold it again, and sort it by colour, style, or purpose. That way you’ll know where you’re things are – well, at least for a while.
Bonus tip for organizing: the most commonly used items should be on eye level, less-used below, and up high those you use seldom. You’ll certainly find that one shirt you adore but completely forgot about so it’s really the easiest way to refresh your wardrobe.
Organize A Swap With Your Friends
Swaps with friends are like going to a flea market or a yard sale, only a million times better (and cheaper). If you got bored with your skinny denim jeans, maybe your friend got bored with that adorable floral blazer you always envied her for.
Simply pick a date, choose a host and have fun while exchanging your clothes. It’s not only a great way to catch up with your friends, but also a budget-friendly way to renew your clothing. You can set up a few rules to keep everything under control or you can just go with the flow and see how it goes.
Add A Fun Twist To Your Everyday Attire
It’s amazing how a simple tweak on a shirt or a pair of jeans can have a major impact on the whole outfit. Take rolling up your sleeves as an example. It’s a quite standard procedure when you feel too stiff or too hot. But rolling up long sleeves feels like wearing a whole new shirt and turns any outfit from formal to casual.
Something similar happens with cuffing the hemline of your pants – it changes the vibe of the whole combination and accentuates your body figure differently. Showing off ankles adds a dash of Parisian chic to every outfit so consider that the next time you wear your boyfriend or skinny jeans.
Opt For Day-To-Night Outfits
It’s a common misconception that you need special clothing for going out because almost any outfit can be transformed into night attire. Not only is it practical, but also a great way to make every piece of clothing wearable. When dressing up for work, combine the pieces smartly so you can change just one item and be ready to hit the clubs.
For instance, always bring a bold colour lipstick with you to spice things up when the clock strikes five. A clutch instead of a large handbag, or over-the-knee boots instead of flats can have the similar effect. Depending on an outfit, sometimes a single statement piece of jewellery can lift up your entire look.
Be aware of what you own, make clever combinations, and remember – fashion is not about clothes, it’s about styling them properly. Your complete wardrobe can go from boring to stylish with just a little bit of organization so go back to your beloved clothes and start reviving them.