Affordable Ways to Update Your Wardrobe

When it comes to getting your wardrobe ready for a new season, you don’t have to spend a fortune buying new pieces. Just adding a few new things can often make a difference and help get you up to date with the new trends. You might even find that you have a lot in your wardrobe already which you can rework for the season ahead, so don’t forget to look at what you can add to update your looks with minimal cost and effort. 

Invest in some great basics 

Taking it back to basics can be an easy way to update your wardrobe. Quality basic pieces can be worn with so much in your existing wardrobe, so you can really make some of your other clothes work for the upcoming season. Taking a simple roll-neck jumper and pairing it with your summer dress is an easy to way to update it for the colder months ahead. You can also try layering some dresses and jumpsuits with simple knitwear pieces to help make them more weather appropriate. You’d be surprised just how versatile the simplest of knitwear pieces can be! 

Choose a statement coat

When winter rolls around it’s always a great time to invest in some new outerwear pieces and a statement coat can be an easy way to update your outfits. If you prefer to keep your outfits simple and paired down, then this is an easy way to buy into new season’s trends. There’s not too much thought involved with how to wear it. You can get some affordable coats that are still super stylish and great for autumn/winter. Bonmarche have a lot of great options when it comes to updating your outerwear this winter.

Refresh your accessories

Updating your outfits with the addition of new accessories, such as belts, can really transform some of your older outfits and give them a new lease of life. If you’ve got an oversized or slouchy cardigan or lightweight jacket, adding a statement belt to help nip in your waist and change your silhouette, can be enough to change things up. If you want to add a pop of colour to your outfits, accessories like hats and scarves are a great way to go about it. You can easily wear them with simple outfits and they can be enough to update your look and take you through the season ahead. 

Rework what you have

Spend some time going through your wardrobe to see what you have and if there’s anything you could rework and put together to help mix things up. This is also a good opportunity to declutter your wardrobe, clear out what you don’t need and find some old pieces you may have forgotten about. You can easily identify any gaps in your wardrobe, so you can see what things are worth looking out for and purchasing for the new season. If you find some things that don’t fit properly anymore or items that might have seen better days, maybe get them taken in or updated, you’d be surprised how many things look completely different once altered and refreshed. 

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  1. I definitely need to take the last point, and shuffle through my wardrobe!

  2. lovely advice! I like to buy pieces that are easily adapted and can be mixed and matched :)