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If you are all about big coats, thick layers, and an abundance of scarves, then your time has arrived. Check out these easy ways to get yourself the perfect winter wardrobe without the rock star cost.

1. Do a bit of DIY

Not everyone is ready to take to the sewing machine to make their own wardrobe, but it’s relatively simple to change up plainer pieces. Buy a few cheap pieces you can add your own accessories to, or work with older items that you no longer wear. Adding buttons, or some coloured edging can make all the difference.

2. Buy neutral or classic looks

Whilst it is always great to have a few items in the latest season's style, making sure you also have a few good quality pieces in classic, simple cuts can always save you money. These pieces are usually easily paired up with any new trends, but can also work as stand alone outfits, and they do not go out of fashion so quickly, meaning you don't have to find money to replace them every few months.

3. Accessorise

Pins and necklaces are cheaper than new coats and shirts. They’re also far more versatile. Add these little extras to change up your outfit each time you wear it, to stop it looking repetitive or stale.

4. Go vintage

Whether this means visiting a thrift store, or your mum's old wardrobe, wearing older clothes is definitely in fashion. Take advantage of this by finding great old peices that won't cost you a lot of money to update or tailor.

5. Go attractive, but practical

Obviously buy clothes that you like and feel great in, but also bear in mind that it’s winter and there’s no sense in buying something that doesn’t keep you warm. Avoid buying anything that you can only wear for that 5 day stretch between the end of autumn and the start of winter. Layers are the key word here: buy a range of thinner tops you can layer up to warm up or cool down as the weather calls for it.

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6. Work the free shipping

If you’re an online shopper, see if it’s financially viable for you to add enough to your basket so that you avoid the shipping fee. Sometimes shipping can be as much as £6 or £7. That’s the equivalent of another t-shirt or pair of woolly socks.

7. You don’t need a lot of stuff!

You don’t need to buy a truckload of clothes. Just buy a few items that you really like and feel good in. You can then mix and match these into plenty of variations (with the aforementioned accessories!) so your outfits look different every time.