Now the weather is starting to turn, it's easy to start justifying a whole new summer wardrobe. However, there are plenty of ways to rejuvenate your summer look without breaking the bank.
1. Buy what you can second hand
Charity shops, ebay, vintage clothes shops, clothes markets - these are all great places to get hold of things that you don’t necessarily need to have brand new. If you’re into designer things you can sometimes get lucky and find some great pieces for a fraction of the cost. Even if you’re not, you can get hold of great every day items. My favourite beach bag is from my local charity shop!
2. Make do and mend
Very 1940’s, but it still holds true. You can recycle old clothes by turning them into pyjamas or running clothes, or even cutting them up and re-stitching them (if you’re into that sort of thing). If the material is still strong then there are plenty of ways you can repurpose them to get the most out of your money.
3. Selling your old clothes
If you are fashion conscious and don't want to sacrifice your high turnover of on trend outfits, then opting for a quick turnover could be the way to save yourself some money. Selling clothes that you're bored of wearing but are still in style could make you some good money. You could sell a whole load of things you don’t want and put the money away as a small saving.
4. Buy less, choose well, make it last
If you put out a little bit of extra cash at the beginning and buy some more expensive clothes that are of better quality then they tend to last longer. This means spending less on clothes in the long run. To set off the extra cost, only buy a few items that you really like.