Do you spend every Monday morning staring into your closet wondering for the nth time why you have nothing to wear? It’s true that dressing up smartly and looking presentable makes us feel good about ourselves. Yet, many of us are always left wondering what to wear at the last minute.
Plus, we tell ourselves that the only thing stopping us from dressing well at work is an unlimited budget to shop. Not true! You don’t need to spend big bucks to get that dream wardrobe. Like everything else in life, smart choices and knowing what works for your body is the key to having a never-disappointing closet.
Keeping that in mind, here are some tips to get you one step closer to a frugal working wardrobe:
Shop your own closet: There are always hidden gems in every closet. Keep sorting your clothes regularly. Alternate the piles at the back of your closet with the ones in front so that you get to use all your clothes. Once you discover the set of clothes you wear most often, you know what your style is.
See if you can somehow work with the other not-so-often-used set of clothes too. Those might be impulse buys, which you thought you might wear. Maybe you can experiment and venture a little out of your comfort zone.
List and Budget: Once you have organized your closet, if you still feel that you are missing some key pieces (maybe neutral coloured leggings, or a pair of well fitted black trousers), make a list. Have a budget. Stick to both. It’s easy to get side tracked when shopping so having a list helps you invest in good quality pieces, which can be used in more than one way.
Turn old to new: Right accessories can turn plain, old clothes to brand new ones.
Want more tips on looking good at work without busting your wallet? Here is the what to wear to work dilemma answered for you.
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