Ways to Update Your Wardrobe on a Budget

Posted on April 30, 2020

If you’re bored with the pieces in your closet, then it’s time to do something about it. Clothing is a visual representation of your personality, and if you’re bored with your clothes, then you’re not showing yourself and the people around you the person you can be. Take the time to go through your closet and donate the piece you’re no longer interested in. Once you’ve freed up some space, it’s time for the fun part—bringing in new pieces.

If you want new articles of clothing for your closet but don’t want to blow your whole paycheck, take a look at these different ways to update your wardrobe on a budget. From shopping secondhand to nailing down new styles with old pieces, you can make the most of your closet on a budget.

Set a Budget for Monthly Spending

If you’re like a lot of people, you may know you need to spend less on clothes—but when it comes down to it, you spend more anyway. Take the time to sit down and create a budget, leaving space for shopping. When you get close to that amount for the month, pause your spending. Reach out to friends or family members who can help you hold yourself accountable.

Save for Major Purchases

If you want to purchase a more expensive item, think about it for a while. A common mistake is making a big purchase right away. Your wallet will hurt, and you’ll probably have quite a bit of buyer’s remorse. Instead, save up money for the pricier items you really want (hello, budget!), and then you won’t feel so bad when you buy the piece.

Create New Styles with Old Pieces

When you’re going through your closet to create more space, take a look at the items you already have and try to revamp them. You can easily transform old pieces by pairing them with a new pair of pants or a scarf. Think about the new styles you can create with your staple pieces, and maybe you’ll find that a bunch of shopping isn’t necessary.

Take Advantage of End-of-Season Sales

When you do go shopping, try to aim for end-of-season sales. Since spring has recently sprung, there are bound to be tons of end-of-winter sales. Check those out at your favorite shops and see what you can do to bulk up your winter closet. It may take some planning, but it’ll be worth it come next winter.

Shop Secondhand

Most importantly, when you’re trying to update your wardrobe on a budget, shop secondhand. You’ll find so many lovely, unique pieces that will round out your wardrobe and truly show off your personality. Consignment stores and thrift stores alike will provide the chance to purchase the items you’ve dreamed of.

Head to 2nd Avenue Stores for the best thrift shopping around. Our thrift store in Columbia, MD, and our other locations are all clean, organized, and full of wonderful products. We have everything you need to update your wardrobe—as well as your sister’s, brother’s, newborn’s, and parents’! While you’re at it, take a look at our home goods, electronics, and books—spend some time exploring with us.

Disclaimer: With the current coronavirus pandemic, all our stores are temporarily closed. We will reopen when authorized by the government.