Pas d’argent pour acheter des vêtements : que pouvez-vous faire?November 29, 2019

No Money for Clothes—What Can You Do?

While shopping for clothes is fun, it can also deplete a budget rather quickly. What can you do to renew your wardrobe if you’re on a tight budget? Here are ten interesting tips to help you out.

Shop in Your Closet

When a shopping craving hits you, start by shopping in your closet. You might find clothes you didn’t even remember you had. Mix and match different pieces of clothing. Do the inventory of what you have.  Set aside what you don’t wear anymore and make a list of what pieces of clothing you don’t have but need.

Swap Clothes

Swap clothes with friends. Everybody brings clothes they don’t wear anymore. It makes for a fun day with friends, you get rid of clothes you don’t wear anymore, you get new ones, and it didn’t cost a dime.

Thrift Stores

Shop at thrift stores. The buildings aren’t always top-notch, clothes aren’t organized like in traditional stores, but you can find really nice clothes, sometimes even designer clothes, for a few bucks. It’s worth taking a look.

Borrow Clothes

Instead of buying new clothes for a special occasion, why not borrow some from a friend? It doesn’t cost anything, except maybe dry cleaning afterwards, but it’s a small price to pay for a new look.

Update Old Clothes

Bring out your sewing skills and update some of your old clothes. Do you have a pair of jeans that have a hole at the knee? Cut them and make some shorts. Change the buttons of an old blouse. Let your imagination run wild. Make a fashionable piece of clothing out of something old and bland.

Make Your Own

If you’re crafty with the thread and needle, make your own clothes. Buying fabric can be expensive unless you get it on sale. Instead, go to your local thrift store and buy long dresses or other pieces of clothing made of a fabric you like and use that material to create something new.

Look for Sales

Don’t buy anything at full price. Look for sales and liquidations and go to outlet stores. Even if it’s on sale, ask yourself before buying anything if you’ll wear it regularly and if you need it. If you answer no to one of these questions, it means you shouldn’t buy it.

Don’t follow trends. They quickly go out of style. Instead, focus on classic pieces and versatile basics.

Accessorize

Instead of buying new clothes, accessorize the ones you already own. Choosing different accessories can completely change a look.

Sell Old Clothes

Go through your closet and find pieces you don’t wear anymore, but which are worth something. Sell them. The money you get from that sale can be used to buy new clothes.

All About Attitude

Whatever your wardrobe looks like, you’ll look good in it if you have the right attitude. Don’t fret about designer clothes and the latest fashions. Wear what you have with confidence. Your personality will shine through, and you’ll be able to pull off any look you want.

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