A girlfriend recently said “how on earth do you update your wardrobe on a budget??!!” Although I immediately blurted out “ACCESSORIES” like I was some extra on the Lego movie, a light bulb moment ensued. How many people are waiting for more money or a better body to update their wardrobe??
Another friend completely refuses to let me dress her because she doesn’t like her current body shape and keeps saying she needs to save up so she can spend a lot on the update. Being "unhappy" with your shape, in particular, is exactly this time to update… And lets face it, you will never have a "spare" $2000 for wardrobe maintenance. By changing a little, you will look better, act more confident and best of all feel better. We all know how good it is to receive compliments from our peers. As for the budget; know the dollar figure you are comfortable spending and stick to it. The priorities will naturally rise to the top – which is not a bad thing at all.
So how do you update your wardrobe when you are feeling less than fabulous with your body… Start by my reading body issues blog. It is all about dressing to your shape.
Now... how do you update your wardrobe on a budget? Whilst it is easier to shop with bigger budgets no one has endless funds or endless room in their wardrobe. It is great to delve into the “designer” shops without worrying about your food bill, however this usually results in 3 pieces coming home rather than one piece. It is more of a challenge to sift through the racks in Farmers, Supre, Max and Glassons to find great pieces at a fraction of the price. This is called shopping High and Low by some stylists and it works!
Here are 3 simple rules I follow in the budget shopping challenges: