Whenever I’m in an outfit rut (which feels like it happens all the time these days), my first thought is “I have to spend some money and buy something new.” And I’m sure a few of you have that same thought too. With baby’s arrival getting nearer and nearer, Estevan and I have been trying (some days more successfully than others) to be better about a budget.
Cutting out the random shopping trips is one of the easiest ways to do this, but that also gives me all the feelings. As a fashion blogger, I feel like I constantly need to be adding new pieces and trends into my wardrobe to keep things fresh and worth following. But it’s not possible to constantly be shopping and even more, it’s not necessary. Being in this dilemma has forced my to find ways to make my closet feel constantly new and refreshed.
I can’t cut out shopping completely and really don’t want to. This post is here to inspire you during those times when you promised yourself you wouldn’t shop for the month or just down right can’t spare any extra cash. Read on for tips to shaking up your wardrobe without spending a dime!
Reach for those out-of-season pieces
Think grabbing your lightweight slip dresses for fall and chunky knits for summer and then find a way to make them wearable during the current season.
Go “shopping” in your SO’s closet
When I find myself flipping through hanger after hanger after hanger in my closet only to feel uninspired, I like to go to Estevan’s stuff and see what I can find. He has great screen tees, blazers, and the occasional sweater that are just what I’m looking for.
Focus on your accessories
Grab your coolest wide brim hat, statement necklace, and leopard shoes. Sometimes that’s all you need to make your jean and t-shirt feel new and fresh. Or grab that old necklace that you haven’t worn in a while and pair it with your go-to midi dress.
One color head to toe might be all you need for an exciting new look. I’d stay away from black and be a little more experimental. Scared of color? Play with your neutrals and you’ll be SUPER on-trend.
Experiment with your makeup look
Maybe you won’t count this one since it really has nothing to do with clothing, but changing up how you do your makeup can make your whole look seem new. Play with colorful eyeshadow or go for a bold lip. Get out of your comfort zone with your beauty routine and then you might not feel so drab when you throw on that tee and jeans you’ve worn 10 times this month.