Monday, October 01, 2012

Build A Wardrobe On A Budget

One of the most challenging thing we, ladies, face is building a spectacular chic wardrobe on a budget. Not most of us have endless cash to spend mindlessly on things we like but we still want to feel confident and look our best the moment we stepped out of the door.

Because of the advent of social media, we're always surrounded by the latest in fashion, end of season sale alerts and what not, and it's hard not to get caught up on the things we don't really need. We see girls that seem to have an endless amount of clothes and we can only dream of having one ourselves.

Thankfully, having a quality chic wardrobe doesn't require us to spend a buck. Here are a few tips.

1. Mind shift 
You don't need an entire wardrobe full of options and it doesn't have to be extravagant either. More does not mean better when you want quality items in your closet. In fact when we have too many options we get numbed and our decision making skills decreased. So we must be clear about the wardrobe and the style we want to exhibit.

2. One item at a time
Buying more doesn't mean you're creating quality wardrobe. If you have a budget of $100 a month to spend on clothes then at the most you can purchase 3 items. But usually it doesn't last very long and your money just goes down the drain. But if you spend it wisely on 1 quality item that cost as much, you could wear it season after season, thus saving you more money in the long run.

Think of it this way, if you purchase 1 quality item per month then at the end of the year you have 12 quality pieces to play around in your closet. That's why it's important to know your style so you could wear it for a long time.

3. Buy quality basic pieces
White button down shirt, the LBD, a blazer and a pair of black pumps are just some of the basic pieces a women needs to have in their closet. You can pair these to just about anything and that's why investing on it would help you create a quality chic wardrobe.

4. Be a savvy shopper
Go to a thrift or vintage shops to buy unique pieces. Sometimes you can really find a good deal. When something caught your eye and it's a good price, don't hesitate to buy it. I tend to treasure vintage items more because of it's uniqueness and history.

Hope these tips help you to build a chic wardrobe. As long as you know your style and you invest in quality pieces then in the long run you'll thank yourselves for it.

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