Streamlining everything we owned was high on our goal list since our latest relocation. Every time we shift houses, it astounds me with how much stuff we continue to gather or hold to, and half of it goes unused. To be honest, it seemed pointless to have all of this material and not use it as we wanted, and it troubled me greatly.
With this shift, I resolved to be absolutely ruthless and clear out our house of all unnecessary products, including my wardrobe.
Putting items in bags for donation, eBay, or the trash was really liberating, and I’ve already blogged on how great it made me feel. I’ve been living a more minimalist lifestyle, which includes my closet.
I was sick of rummaging through piles of clothes in the morning to put together an ensemble, and I was desperate to downsize my closet to make getting ready go faster. I like plain lines and colours, but my clothing wardrobe at the time shouted otherwise, causing me a headache.
I decided to put together a capsule wardrobe that was easy to browse, could be mixed and combined, and was full of well-thought-out items. I’m dreaming of a major renovation, but I managed to keep costs down. I wish I could run out and purchase a brand new outfit, but it is just not realistic right now.
Instead, I took my time and weeded out the trash, keeping what I consider to be more timeless parts and items that I carry often. It all sounds really intimidating and expensive, but it’s actually the greatest thing ever!
You don’t have to expend your whole life savings to update your wardrobe. In certain cases, you will not even be required to spend any money at all.
Offer your worn-out clothes a new lease on life.
Have you ever seen something you just didn’t want to throw away but couldn’t imagine yourself wearing? It’s time to be adventurous and see how you might turn your old clothes into something magical. Upcycling has been common in the furniture industry, so there’s no reason you can’t do the same for your clothing.
Restyling and offering your existing clothing a new start on life so that they suit your modern look is a perfect way to save money and refresh your wardrobe.
Think Of What You’re Buying
Oh, how I wish I had done this from the beginning. I keep worrying about how much money I might have invested and how many fashion mistakes I would have stopped if I had done it differently. Thinking about how things can fit in with what you already have will save you a lot of money and extend the longevity of an object in your closet.
Identify Gaps In Your Wardrobe
Sorting through my closet helped me to see where I had clothing holes and what I needed to buy to complete my capsule wardrobe. I realise I need to stock up on basics like cardigans, winter ankle boots, and skinny jeans. Another smart way to save money when editing your closet is to avoid purchasing needless pieces.
Make more cash and invest it back into your wardrobe.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of a wardrobe redesign for me is marketing my pieces to someone who would potentially appreciate them as much as I did. The opportunity to earn money off your old clothing, which you can reinvest in your collection to make it fabulous, is obviously the greatest benefit of this.
Know Your Style
Knowing your personal style takes time – I’ve worn some surprising outfits in the past, which I still discover after a closet purge! One of the most critical aspects of saving money is recognising what fits your form and attitude. Purchasing things only because you want it might be a waste of money if it doesn’t suit your body type and you end up disliking it.
Make a significant investment in key wardrobe items
Since this is a blog post about sticking to a schedule, I am a true believer in the phrase “you get what you pay for.” Investing in key items like tailoring, denim, suits, and shoes can seem expensive at first, but they can save you money in the long run if they are made to last.
One of the greatest things I ever did was build a capsule closet. It has not only opened up time in my morning, but it has also brought clarity to my everyday life, which I have been missing for some time. Who knew getting rid of the belongings and beginning over might be so liberating!?
Have you ever put together a pocket wardrobe? How did you do that on a shoestring budget?