7 Steps to an Effortless Closet Restyle
Does the excitement of the new year makes you desire a complete restyling of your wardrobe? Does your money do not allow you that? I’m trying to give you (oh well, us, since I’m dealing with same problems) some tricks & tips to do this.
- In this post I’m giving you some refashion tips as well as a “budget” guide to refresh your style.
The best moment to think about a complete refashion of your wardrobe is obviously within sales! The refashion won’t take a few days, unless you have so much money to throw everything away and go shopping for a week ! Anyway, a few tips I came up with thanks to this experience… and remember, limits create creativity! Remember to check my previous tips about this subject!
On to re-organizing and re-fashioning of your wardrobe!
- The first thing you have to do is organize and catalog all the things you own, deciding what to keep and what to give away. Is there something in your closet that you’d like to keep? Then keep it and give it a new born with new matching and styling!
- Do not throw away the things you don’t like anymore. Sell them! You could organize a little market on your blog or a giveaway of a thing you never wore but that someone could find useful! There are several places put their that will gladly accept clothing donations and will also provide you with a receipt for tax purposes; after all, free taxes are good for anybody, right?
Now it’s time to go shopping!
- Google and find all flea markets and quarters markets in your town and schedule to spend at least a whole morning for each one; you obviously have to wake up very early to do this, hey, take it seriously as you’d take a job!! (Some suggestions to find flea markets in your area: Flea Markets Zone – Keys Flea Market – Mercatini d’Italia – Mercatini – The World’s Best Flea Markets )
- Decide a price limit and stay under it: the risk to spend everything in the first moments is high.
- Decide how many garment of each kind you want to buy and you need: maybe some polyvore set will help in this case; think about the remix pledge: how many clothes do you really need?
Another couple of tips about supplies…
- Do you have fabrics stocked in your house? I have tons of it: manage to find tutorials, diy guides, patterns and easyway to use the material you already have, and try hard to use all of it! This will bring money in your pockets and an increase of your self esteem as well: hey, you did sew a skirt all by yourself! ;D Some suggestions:• Threadbanger • Punk Rock Domestics • Mooky Chick • Craftster
- These are my last suggestions: try to have clear in mind the style you want to reach, the risk of failure is high and you could find yourself stuck with things you won’t wear! Lurking around the blogosphere I found out that some bloggers had a lot to say about this topic: – “A pair and a spare” wardrobe rehab series: she really said all that has to be said about the topic! -Nice tips, too: Minimalist Closet by “Clothed Much”.
These are a few examples of what i did lately, the cost for these was ridiculous:
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