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It is without a doubt my all-time favorite season! Can you guess? It’s not only the swirling brisk air and the jewel-toned landscapes of this season that make my heart swoon but it’s also the fashion! Yes, I’m talking about fall!
Fall fashion means comfy sweaters, lots of layers, and (without a doubt) some amazing looking boots. Of course, since this is my favorite season to dress, it is also my favorite season to shop! So here are a few ways I’ve found that I can add several new layers to my fall wardrobe while still keeping my budget in mind.
5 Frugal Tips for Building a Fall Wardrobe on a Budget
1. Shop Second-Hand.
Shopping second-hand is a great way to build a wardrobe without spending a lot of money. Honestly, I think many of the resale shops in my area already know me by name – they’re not only great for fashion but for household items as well! Just be sure when going this route to seek out shops that only consign or sell top quality items. These types of vintage resale shops and second-hand stores will typically have a ton of amazing fall fashions that not only have a lot of life left in them but are unique from the rest.
2. Use Dryel to Keep Clothes Looking Great.
As I’ve aged, I realized that building upon a good wardrobe is much easier than always starting fresh. Likewise, clothes can usually stay looking pretty good season after season if they simply have the proper care. Therefore, I’ve learned to always use Dryel to clean and care for my “dry clean only” clothes and, frankly, anything that I want to keep around for a while. Psst. Remember, some styles never go out of fashion and if they do just give it time – they usually have a way of coming back around.
Bonus tip time! While Dryel works hard to keep my wardrobe looking great, I’ve discovered that it is also good on my budget and that, my friends, is something worth sharing! By being able to quickly do my dry cleaning at home with Dryel, I’ve found that I can save money otherwise spent on gas and expensive dry cleaning services. And frankly, being a busy mom, the time that I don’t have to spend running clothes back and forth to the cleaners is absolutely priceless!! It’s just 15 minutes in the dryer at home and Boom! Done!
3. Re-Purpose From Other Seasons.
I love this tip because it has made such a huge change in my wardrobe mindset over the last few years! Here it is: just because something was bought for a particular season, it doesn’t mean that it has to stay in that season. Tank tops from summer can look really great under a big and cozy cardigan. Wearing tall boots? Re-use those capris – no one can tell! Skirts or short dresses? Pair them with some thick tights and a jacket for a totally new look.
4. Invest in Clothing Staples.
This one sort of dovetails on the previous tip in the sense that as I’ve shifted to looking for items that can be dressed up or down depending on the season, I’ve subsequently found myself shifting my focus to more staple-type items. Staple items in a wardrobe are things like a black dress or a jean jacket. They are items that can be worn for a casual day exploring or a night on the town. These items are priceless!
5. Accessorize with Purpose.
My final tip for building a wardrobe on a budget is to cleverly utilize accessories. While often overlooked, accessorize are brilliant for taking staple items and shaking them up. They can make an outfit look totally different each time it’s worn. Accessories are amazing and usually less expensive than a new outfit making them a great pick when trying to build a fall wardrobe on a budget.
So what do you think? Are these tips helpful in building a fall wardrobe? Tell me which of these tips you’ve found helpful or leave a tip of your own in the comments below.