If you love fashion, you will love keeping up with the latest fashion trends, but financially, it can be a difficult thing to do on a budget. However, just because you don’t have enough money to go out and buy new clothes all the time, it doesn’t mean that you can’t keep your wardrobe on-trend. There are lots of things that you can do with an existing wardrobe or clothing that you can find for more reasonable prices. Below are some tips on how to keep your wardrobe on-trend on a budget:
Make sure you have wardrobe staples
Your wardrobe staples are the pieces of clothing that never go out of style. Those that you can pair with other more eccentric pieces and still have a great look. These wardrobe staples are usually simply designed, neutral in colour, plain and pattern free, and easy to throw on. Your staple items could include plain t-shirts (long and short-sleeved), jeans, and a simple pair of flats. Other items could be part of this list, as long as they are simple and easy to pair with other clothing.
Look for deals
There are plenty of websites and shops that will do deals on clothing items every now and then. It could be a student discount or a sale in store. There are even websites, such as LatestDeals.co.uk, that have tons of discount codes so that you can get a better deal on items that you want than you would otherwise. It is always better to check if there is money to be saved before you buy so that you don’t miss out.
Look for second hand clothing
Trends can come in waves. Many trends from all decades have made a comeback at some point, so you might find something that you can make work for the most current trends. Many charity shops and vintage stores will have a mix of clothes to choose from. It can take some routing, but if you are patient, you will find some pieces that fit the look you are going for. They are also more likely to be unique!
Shopping second hand is also a lot better for the environment. You won’t be contributing to the creation of fast fashion that has a big negative impact on the environment. You will also be ensuring that perfectly good clothes get another shot at life, instead of ending up in landfill.
Shop your wardrobe
There will be many items in your wardrobe that you might overlook when it comes to new trends; however, with a change in accessories and a bit of reimagining, they could be perfect. Belts can be added or taken away, made bigger or smaller. You can tuck items in, layer skirts on top of dresses, there are many things that can be done to change the style of an item. If you are good with a sewing machine, there are even structural changes that you can make. No item ever needs to become useless when it can be changed in some way.