Every Monday in 2015, I’ll be sharing a different idea to help you save money! Add all of these tips to your frugal repertoire and you’ll be able to save a lot of money this year! I hope you’ll gather a few new ideas or at least some inspiration from this series.
One way I like to save is by shopping my own closet. When ever I feel the urge to go out and buy a new piece of clothing, I’ll first take a look at what I already own. Often I’ll pull out something that I haven’t worn in a while to see if I can create a new outfit. Many times, I’ve found some new favourite combinations without even hitting the mall!
Or, I’ll find a few pieces (shirts usually) that I’ve forgotten about. Gotta love that!
Since I’m no fashionista, I complied a list of links to help you create new outfits by shopping your closet:
- Stylebook Closet App: A neat looking app! (cost: $4.59)
- Putting Me Together: a blog that shows you how to wear your staples in creative ways.
- 8 Ways to Wear Sneakers
- 12 Ways to Wear Your Striped Shirts
- Outfit Posts: another blog that helps you learn to ear your staples in new ways.
A great way to create new outfits with what you already own is by heading to Pinterest for some inspiration. Do a search for outfits, then find some favourites. Next, head to your closet to find similar pieces so you can try recreating the ideas you found. On a few occasions, I’ve found a similar piece, but never even thought of wearing it the way the inspiration picture shows.
When you do shop for new clothes, make sure to buy clothes that are versatile enough to be worn with several other items.
Do you shop your closet before you head out shopping? How many fun new outfits have you discovered because of this?
See the other articles in this series, here.