4 Ways to Add Style to Your Wardrobe without Spending a Fortune

How many times have you looked around you only to wish you had the fashion sense that the girl sitting next to you has? You long to dress with a bit of bling and perhaps a splash of trendy colour but you know your budget won’t stretch that far. Perhaps there is a way you can add style to your wardrobe without spending a small fortune. Are you at all crafty? Why not take a step back and look at what you can do with what you already have! It’s amazing how you can change your look with just a bit of imagination.

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1. Start with a Realistic Assessment

The very first thing you should do is take a realistic assessment of your personality, of who you are and what you can comfortably wear. Just because that girl sitting next to you looks good in something, doesn’t mean it would do well on you. If you aren’t a flashy person by nature, then all the colour in the world won’t make you into an extrovert. Be honest with yourself and go from there.

2. Get Out the Needle and Thread

Sometimes, all it takes is a slight modification so that last year’s styles are this year’s trend. For example, the buttons on your front-buttoning blouse are the same colour as the blouse. Have you thought of changing them to a complementary colour? Or, what about the bag you are carrying? Perhaps you can do a bit of beading on it with beading supplies you can easily order on sites like reallymaria.com. You might even like the stylish face masks available at that craft store. After all, it doesn’t look like we’ll be going unmasked any time soon.

3. Do a Bit of Alteration

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Some of the clothes you have would do quite well with just a bit of alteration. For example, those long flare-leg trousers would work perfectly well as capris. Why not measure them to mid-calf and hem them at that length? If capris are trending this year, there is no reason to buy them new if you have longer trousers that can easily be repurposed. Even if you don’t have a sewing machine you can hand stitch a hem and most often a blind hem is better hand stitched as well.

4. Odds and Ends

Another way to totally change the style of an outfit is to accessorise a bit differently. By adding a belt, you can change the look of that A-line jumper and a brooch on that jumper would give it a totally new look. Sometimes all it takes is something small to totally change a style. Whether you want to wear an oversized necklace or tie your hair up in a flashy hairband, it’s a new look for an older style.

The whole idea is to start with what you have. You don’t need to break the bank every time fashions change. Start with what you have before adding anything to your wardrobe. If you can repurpose last year’s styles, you are that much ahead of the game and can have a lot of fun doing it.

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