3 ways to bring new life into your wardrobe without shopping

These days, I only shop for items I REALLY need. Gone are the days of window shopping or buying a dress just because it looks good. Nowadays I have to actually need what I buy and that is even true with samples too! I reject samples I don’t need. There is no point in having a wardrobe full of clothes and shoes I don’t wear. This is the same for the kiddies as well. They are growing at a terrific rate and outgrowing their clothes and shoes every few months now. There are many unworn clothes and shoes (due to the lockdown and current state of affairs) that no longer fit. This is why my shopping is down to only the essentials that we need now.

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3 ways to bring new life into your wardrobe without shopping

My shopping taste has changed but my love for fashion and style hasn’t so I work with my existing wardrobe. There are many ways to bring new life into your wardrobe without shopping. Here are 3 ideas for you –

Pair your items differently

Rethinking the way you wear your pieces is one way to bring new life into your wardrobe. I love pairing my items in different ways to create different looks. That way, every piece or accessory feels brand new even though I have had them for ages.

Season-less items

I am not so into seasons when it comes to clothing and accessories now. Having said there are some items that are only wearable only in certain seasons. Having more season-less items is one way of getting the most out of your wardrobe. That way, you can wear different items in various seasons and style them appropriately.

Make alterations

Making alterations when necessary is one way of extending the life of your pieces and accessories. Sewing a badge on a dress will give it a whole new look. Taking up the hem on your jeans is another fun and stylish alteration you could make.

How are you making the most of your wardrobe this season?

 

 

4 Versatile Shoes That Everybody Should Have In Their Closet

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If you’re putting together an outfit for a special occasion, you might decide to invest a bit of money in a glamorous pair of heels. But you probably won’t get much wear out of those shoes because they’re not the kind of thing that you can wear day today. If you start doing that a lot, you’re going to end up with a closet full of shoes and an empty bank account, which is why you should start looking for versatile shoes instead. There are plenty of great shoe styles that are well suited to special occasions as well as everyday wear, so with a few different pairs, you are prepared for any situation. These are the versatile shoes that everybody should own.

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White Trainers 

A pair of nice white trainers are great because you can wear them with so many different outfits. They work well when paired with simple jeans and t-shirt combo but they’re equally as good with a nice summer dress. If you’re looking for summer shoes, they’re ideal because they’re casual and they’re nice and comfortable when you’re out and about all day. When you have a good quality pair of white trainers in your closet, you’ll always have a reliable pair of shoes that you can wear every day. 

Ankle Boots 

Trainers are great for everyday casual wear, but you can’t really wear them with a formal outfit. If you want something that is stylish and formal but also works well with casual outfits, a pair of womens ankle boots are perfect. They are classy enough to wear with a smart dress on a special occasion but they also look great with a pair of jeans or a nice skirt. They’re perfect for the winter when the weather is wet but they’re also lightweight enough to keep you comfortable in the summer. 

Black Loafers 

Finding the right shoes for work can be tough because you need something that is smart and stylish but also comfortable, especially if you are on your feet all day. If you are fed up with trying to find the right shoes every morning, you should invest in a good pair of black loafers. They’re the ideal shoe for work and they can be worn around the house as well. 

Ballerina Flats 

When you are going for a night out, you don’t always want to wear heels all night long. They might look great but they’re very uncomfortable, so why not go for some ballerina flats instead. They’re a classic shoe that never goes out of style and they make a great alternative to heels on a night out. However, they also work well with pretty much any other outfit. A decent pair of flats is the most versatile shoe there is and you will get a lot of wear out of them. There are plenty of cheap pairs out there but if you are going to be getting a lot of mileage, you should invest in a good quality pair that will last you a long time. 

If you invest in these different shoes, you will never be stuck for something to wear ever again. 

 

 

Add more vintage style to your wardrobe with these easy style tips

Are you desperate to add a touch of vintage style to your wardrobe? It’s easy to look back at the styles of fashion icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Jane Mansfield and think that a white halter neck dress and perfectly coiffed hairdo will cut it. Sadly, it’s not that simple.

Vintage style means flawless elegance and it’s not easy to pull off. However, there are ways that you can add a touch of vintage style to your current wardrobe without looking like you’ve walked straight out of a fancy-dress shop. Read on for some simple vintage style advice!

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Glasses

The most effective way to emanate a vintage vibe is by using accessories. This means that if you wear glasses, you’re in luck! You’ll find a huge range of vintage style glasses available online. Vintage style glasses are certainly popular right now, and you can forget painfully heavy and bulky frames of yesteryear, as these days you can enjoy vintage style in absolute comfort.

Start shopping for vintage glasses online now and you can try hundreds of vintage styles virtually, from the comfort of your own home!

An A-line skirt

Unequivocally 50s! A-line skirts are the epitome of vintage style and they go with pretty much anything. This means that incorporating them into your current wardrobe is essential. The flattering cut of an A-line skirt means that it suits any body shape and type, meaning you’ll be full of confidence and vintage vibes no matter your shape or your age!

Add some pearls

Pearls ooze glamour and sophistication, but they’re also subtle and delicate. Working with simple accessories like a string of pearls means you can add vintage style to any outfit. Whether you’re heading to the office, for a coffee with the girls, or enjoying a night out with your S.O.

Try adding some vintage buttons

If you love sewing, then this one could be for you. If you want to mix eras and add a splash of vintage to your current shirts, blouses, and cardigans then consider replacing the buttons on your contemporary pieces with vintage ones. You’ll find buttons from eras gone by in haberdashery shops and even in online marketplaces. If you don’t know how to sew, there’s no better time to learn.

Rich fabrics are your friends

Stars of the silver screen didn’t wear polyester or cheap materials, they draped themselves in heavenly, luxurious fabrics. Silk, velvet, and satin were always the go-to fabrics on the red carpet and thankfully these days they don’t cost the earth. You don’t necessarily have to choose items of clothing in these richer materials. Shoes, handbags, and scarves can add a dash of sophisticated vintage to any modern outfit.

And finally, don’t overdo it!

It’s easy to try and replicate a whole vintage outfit. However, when it comes to fashion, less is often more. Adding a few vintage touches to your current wardrobe can add vintage luxury to any outfit! Keep it simple and experiment with different textures, fabrics, and colours.

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