7 Tips To Building A Fall Wardrobe On A Budget
1.Reorganize Your Closet
First, start by taking everything out of your closet. Next, pull out your boxes of fall/winter clothes stored away and put away the summer items you know you will not use, such as bathing suits. Finally, group like things together and organize everything back into your closet by color and style. I recently did this and felt like I had a brand new wardrobe, and all I did was reorganize.
2. Take Inventory Of What You Have
When doing the steps listed above, take a look at what you have and make a list of the things you need. This way when shopping, you can focus on purchasing a few staple pieces that you need rather than purchasing multiples of something you already have.
3. Look Into Your Significant Other’s Closet
Luckily, the over sized, baggy look is really in right now. Try on your husband’s skinny jeans for a boyfriend, high waist look. Also, their button ups and sweaters make for great addition to your wardrobe. As you can see in the images below, I styled my husband’s button up over my leggings, rolled the sleeves up and folded the collar inward for a more feminine look. This would also look cute tuck into skinny jeans, tied at the bottom or layered under sweaters, blazers and cardigans. In the second picture, I styled my husband’s blazer over my fitted clothes and folded the sleeves for a more feminine look. In the third picture, I styled my husband’s sweater over my leggings and rolled the sleeves. This would also look cute belted at the waist or layered with other staple pieces.
Take advantage of the cold weather to change up your layers to create different looks. Changing up your layers can easily transform your outfits each time you wear it.
5. Fall Pieces Over Summer
Use you summer wardrobe and add warmer pieces for a fall look. Layer sweaters, cardigans, jackets and long sleeve shirts over your summer dresses, skirts and tank tops. Add leggings or stockings with boots, and you have yourself an entire new look. As you can see in the images below, I took a Spring/Summer dress and gave it three different looks and added boots to transition it into fall. For the first look, I simply added a light cardigan and boots. The second look, I layered a button up over the dress and tied it at the waist. For the third look, I went for a layered look and put all three pieces together.
Look up Pinterest for inspiration. I save all of the pins under one category and go through it when I am trying to style outfits. You can then take pictures of your styled outfits, and store them away so that you can remember them later on when you might be in a rush and don’t have time to think abut what you’re wearing.
7. Capsule Wardrobe
Purchase a few solid color, staple pieces, where you are able to build a capsule wardrobe around. This is not only budget friendly, but also a great way to minimalize and keep your home clutter free.