We’ve been there, and we’re sure you have too… that awful moment when you open your closet, look at all of your clothes and can’t find anything at all that you want to wear! That top is too plain, those trousers too small, and you just don’t like that shirt any more – and worst of all you haven’t added in buying a whole new closet of clothes to your July budget.
Summer is a time we want to feel great about ourselves and the outfits we wear but we understand it can get expensive to buy new clothes all the time. So we’ve put together some money saving tips for re-vamping your summer closet!
Get thrifty – instead of going to your usual department stores, check out thrift stores, flea markets and online vintage stores. You’re sure to find some great bargains and prices for items you’d usually buy from full price stores. And remember, vintage looks and one-offs are so popular, plus you’ll never have to worry about wearing the same outfit as anyone else!
Small details – sometimes, one small new detail to an old outfit can change the whole look. Why not jazz up an old top by adding a pretty crochet flower, or change the look of some old jeans by sewing some patterned fabric around the pockets? There are so many things you can do to make old items look new – have a look online, especially on Pinterest, for some great ideas.
Accessorize – it’s not always new clothes that you need, it’s new things to wear them with. A colourful necklace, bag or belt will brighten up an old outfit, making it look brand new. Accessories will often be a lot cheaper than clothes items, especially if you look in those thrift stores we mentioned earlier.
Have a clothes swap – if you have any friends that are a similar size to you, and they’re fed up with their clothes too, why not organize a clothes swap! Make sure all the clothes you swap are in a good condition (don’t try and give away your ripped and faded items, that’s unfair!) and you’ll end up with some outfits that, although are old for your friends, are brand new to you – and you won’t have had to spend a penny.
Look out for sales – if you decide you really do want to buy some new clothes, wait for the sales. There’s a different between ‘wanting’ and ‘needing’ – if you can spruce up your current closet for now and wait for the sales to begin, you’re sure to save a lot of money and not ruin your July budget!
Another way to buy new clothes without spending too much money is by using eBay – online auctions are a great way to grab some bargains! Sit at home, browse and take time to find the best deals. Remember that Qmee works with eBay too so you may even earn some cash rewards whilst searching for a new outfit or find some great discount codes and offers.
If you have any money saving tips for re-vamping your closet, we’d love to hear them! Leave us a comment below…