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Inexpensively Update Your Wardrobe

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Ally Batista

We’re still fairly new into the New Year, so discussions of people’s new year’s resolutions are still buzzing about. Everyone has the standard “lose weight” resolution, but I recently heard a different one.

One of my friends told me that their New Year’s resolution was to update their wardrobe. They are sick and tired of the same old pieces in their closet and want a change, but are struck with a dilemma, money.

If you really think about your closet, how much do you think all of it cost? A lot more than you think. Imagine wanting to revamp your closet? That times time and accumulation and once again… lots of money.

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard women talk about this. You’d be surprised how many times I hear girls say, “I wish I could dress like that, but I can’t afford it”. Wrong. You can afford it. There are so many inexpensive ways to update your closet and add some character, without breaking the bank.

The best way to update your closet, hands down, is to accessorize. You can throw on the most expensive and beautiful ball gown in the world, but if you don’t know how to accessorize it, it can look drab and boring.

Invest in accessories. I shouldn’t even use the word invest here, because that gives the illusion of having to spend a lot of money. There are so many inexpensive, and I mean really inexpensive, accessories available for purchase, and I feel like not enough people take advantage of this.

Purchase hats, scarves, costume jewelry, pins and brooches. Target has an incredible variety of hats and scarves that rival high-end designer quality. Everyone always compliments my costume jewelry and everyone is always surprised to hear that the oversized cocktail ring and embellished bib necklace were actually purchased at Forever 21 for mere dollars.

I’ll wear a plain t-shirt and throw a huge five-dollar necklace on and it suddenly looks like I spent hours cultivating my outfit.

Another inexpensive way to update plain and boring items in your closet is to DIY. I’m telling you, a hot glue gun and a few beads are your best friend. Get on Pinterest and inspire yourself.

Finally, purchase a stand out item. Opt for a pair of leopard heels, or an accessory with an unconventional pattern. This will give a quick pop to your simple ensemble, and all it took was slipping a last minute accent on.

Will you update your wardrobe with any of these ideas?

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Ally Batista

Ally Batista

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