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5 Ways to Revamp Your Wardrobe on a Budget

Updated: Feb 1, 2020

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, that apparently the average women wears just 20% of her wardrobe 80% of the time. And when you think about it, I’m sure you’ll agree that we do tend to get stuck in a rut of wearing the old favourites and the safe options a few too many times.

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Speaking from personal experience, there are many occasions where I just long to be able to throw away every single item I own and replace them all with new! But seeing as I don’t have a money tree lurking in the back garden (if you do then please send me some cuttings in the post!) then it just isn’t a viable option.

So if we can’t just buy a whole new wardrobe at once, what can we do to inject something new into what we already have?

Here are my top 5 ways to revamp your wardrobe without breaking the bank!

Vintage Belt

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Our wide stretchy vintage belts are £8 and are absolutely a must-have item in your wardrobe. Not only do they cinch in the figure for that killer hourglass outline, but they also have a clever power! You can use a belt like this to make a dress look like separates or separates look like a dress – instantly giving you a new range of outfit options. Not to mention, it’s a great way to introduce a different colour pop into an outfit and maybe match up with your makeup or accessories.

Vintage Blazer

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It might sound a strange suggestion at first, but a good vintage blazer can really transform a lot of the clothes you already have in your wardrobe. Once you find a blazer that fits well in a colour you love, you can wear it with a black cocktail dress, skinny jeans and a t-shirt, shorts and a blouse and many more combinations. Try not to opt for the safety of black or grey, go for a brighter colour or a pattern and you will feel on-trend and refreshed in no time. You can even experiment with rolling up the sleeves for more variety.

Statement Handbag

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It’s easy to just use the same old trusty black handbag on a daily basis but a simple swap and change to a statement bag or two can not only change the focus of your outfit but can also make you look at alternative colours in the clothing you already have.

If it’s big and quirky, it’s a winner! And you’ll be getting compliments in the supermarket quicker than you can self-checkout!

Vintage Jewellery

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It might sound obvious, but how much costume jewellery do you actually wear day today? You may have simple stud earrings or rings that you wear but when it comes to a revamp, you need to think outside of the box. Chokers, for example, are really popular now that the 90s are on-trend. Wearing a choker and matte lipstick with jeans and a white t-shirt takes your look from pedestrian to fashionista immediately! Other items like cocktail rings, chunky or charm bracelets, pendant necklaces and hoop earrings are also great additions to your collection!

Vintage Scarves

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Vintage scarves are actually incredibly versatile. Of course they be worn around the neck in a myriad of different ways (there are videos on YouTube showing 50+ ways to tie a scarf!) But they can also be worn a sarongs on the beach, cover-ups over the arms or shoulders with dresses, tied to make kimono jackets and they can ever be used as shoulder bags! A low-cost item that can be found in a whole array of colours and patterns, and has so many different uses and ways to revamp your outfits from smart to casual.

So there we have it, I hope you enjoyed my little round-up and were able to find some cool low-cost ways to revamp your wardrobe.

I am only ever a message or email away if you have any questions or need some style advice!

Until next time

Emma x



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