It has happened to everyone. You get stuck in a rut of what is quick and comfortable, and before you know it, you are wearing the same tunic and yoga pants combination for months (or maybe even years). But, not everyone has the fund at their disposal to have a complete personal rebrand. Aside from Googling ‘best online womens clothing boutique near me’ here are some top tips for taking you from drab to fab, in your budget.
Decide what it is you are looking for, and why? Often we are massively influenced by magazines, and TV commercials, but not every style will work for everyone. For example, a highly active gym going fitness enthusiast isn’t likely to need the same clothing choices as a super busy mom who is heading from the office to a soccer match.
Do an inventory of what you have. Within every overstuff wardrobe is the perfect capsule wardrobe that is going to stand the test of time. And the best thing? You already own everything in it. Now you have decided what look you want to go for and why now is the time to build it.
General capsule wardrobes have the following items:
- Light Jacket / Winter Coat
- Boots / Sneakers / Dress Shoes (nude or black)
- Occasion dress / Day dress
- Basic plain white T-shirt / Black t-shirt
- Button down shirt
- Dress Trousers / Jeans / Sweatpants
Of course, if you’re a yoga teacher or an official body, you might want to throw in a few extra items in those categories – but not too many.
Likely you have many more accessories than your ever going to need. Much like the clothing you probably don’t need them all. Take a look at what has sentimental meaning, what you wear a lot and as for the rest? It’s time to sell them.
Once you have the list of things you’re going to be keeping, it is time to look at what you will be getting rid of and where you’re going to be putting them. Your options are sell, trade or toss. As the object of this is to update your look on a budget, ideally you’ll be looking to either pop the items on eBay, DePop or other local selling sites. If you have some, who are the same size as you then it is a great idea to trade a couple of items too.
When you are shopping to the gaps you have in wardrobe, buy the highest quality items you can afford and remain in budget. In the longer term, the higher quality is going to get more wash and wear, meaning it is technically a better investment than picking up ten cheaper items that are likely to fall apart in a couple of washes. Quality beats quantity in clothing.
Be sure that if you are buying online, you search for coupons and discounts. Even if you need to use a new email address for first-time buyer offers.
Remember that, in your quest to change up what you are wearing, the clothes don’t make the person.