Wardrobe on a Budget from Scratch

Wardrobe on a Budget from Scratch

Going À la mode on a budget

When asked where the most money should be spent on, Carrie Bradshaw gave a winning answer, one which we simply can’t argue against:

'I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.'



It’s not as hard as it sounds. If you have deiced to hop on the fashion train with a one way ticket, you better get the most out of the trip too. This requires you to show a white flag to all your impulse buying habits and reserve space for the garments you need and not what you WANT.  If you are currently in a budget black hole and still dream of a wardrobe overhaul, here’s what you need to do:

The first thing you need is a starter kit of about 5-6 great looking pieces with big impacts and that can easily be paired with your less impact worthy collections. Yes, we mean going for the nudes, the whites, and the classy blacks. If you get this collection right, believe us, you are looking at a 40% already furnished wardrobe. Spend of the larger portion of your money on these as you can’t simply keep your hands tied as they need to be of super high-quality. Go big, or go home!

Follow this 3 step guide to the core and put together you very own stylish wardrobe in no time.

Step 1: Know what you want

We women are always criticized for not knowing what we want. Well, if you ask the right questions, you might get an answer!

  • Analyze exactly what and how many outfits you need.
  • Make a list of all your regulars. You work clothes, your date night clothes, friends hangout, gym clothes, meeting-the-special-one clothes and of course PJs. Now try to group all those activities together in which the same outfits could work.

Step 2: Aim for versatile high-impact selection

Look for pieces that would have the biggest impact on your overall outlook. Focus all your energy and mind to finding the right attire candidate for your starter pack. Let us elaborate upon this concept in further detail:

  • Always choose items that you are surely to get a lot of wear out of. Mix and match these outfit essentials with other combinations and accessories to present a versatile look. The key here is imagination. If you are on a budget, you won’t go buying yellow shoes as you know they won’t pair up with majority of your outfits. If you bought blue skinny jeans instead, IMAGINE the possibilities!
  • Buy pieces that straddle the not-too-loud and the not-too-boring.
  • You aren’t a true woman if you’ve never bought anything at a second-hand sale. Vintage route is your best option when it comes to jackets and coats.

Lastly, it’s going to take some time. But once you have your starter kit ready, the worst is over. Keep remodeling your wardrobe over time by adding new accessories, garments, and make new resolutions. Stay motivated and dedicated to your newfound wardrobe love from now on. We hope your Ta-Da moment arrives soon.

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