Buying new clothes each season has its drawbacks. Not only can it eat into your budget, but it can also cause a lot of waste, putting items in your wardrobe that you might only wear a couple of times.
As the fashion world becomes more eco-conscious, could you also stand to make your wardrobe more accessible? Taking this approach could not only help the environment but could also help your finances too.
Take a look at some useful tips for how you can build your fall and winter wardrobe on a budget.
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Make the most of what you’ve already got
One of the great things about your fall and winter wardrobe is that many of the essentials stay in style year after year. From your knitwear to your boots, there are some items in your closet you’ll be able to use again. Take your footwear to get repaired and use a lint remover on your sweaters – they’ll soon look good as new. Knowing how to do basic DIY repairs can save you from throwing away a lot of your clothes, so pick up the sewing kit and start mending.
Choose the quality that will last
The types of clothes you choose will make a big difference in how long your winter clothing lasts. High-quality fabrics like wool, cashmere, leather, and cotton are more likely to last than synthetics like polyester, so if you’re looking for new pieces – make sure you choose quality. You can find a lot of well-made, high-quality items at a lower price in stores like H&M. They say if you buy cheap, you buy twice, so focus on items that will last – you’ll waste a lot less this way.
Keep an eye out for those unique pieces
Is there anything worse than finding something fabulous to wear, only to see encounter several other people wearing the same thing? When you buy fast fashion, you’re more likely to see it everywhere. Shopping around for more unique items from women’s clothing boutiques and independent stores will make it much easier to find those items that nobody else will have. Try new stores to help you build a fantastic seasonal wardrobe, you never know what great items you might find at great prices!
Track down vintage classics
Want to enjoy more sustainable fashion? Go vintage! Buying older, classic items is much better for the environment, but it’s also great for helping you save money. If you want to invest in some designer clothing, but don’t have the funds, there are a lot of ways you can find some for less. From eBay to thrift stores, start searching for those classic items and fill your closet with some truly stylish looks on a budget.
Taking a new approach to your seasonal wardrobe is a good way to think more sustainably about your clothes. If you’re looking for ways to save your family money, then this could be a great start. With Christmas coming up, you’ll be able to put those extra savings to good use!