Feeling like your wardrobe is looking a little dull and dowdy? Fancy giving it a revamp to welcome in the new year? Here are some great tips for getting a new lease of life out of your wardrobe without having to chuck it all out and start from scratch.
Think about layers
In all but the hottest weather, it’s possible to easily and cheapily update your wardrobe simply by adding a few key layers. From thick knit jumpers in winter to floaty cardigans for spring, just one new piece layered over an old outfit can give it a whole new look.
One of the quickest and most affordable ways to revamp an old outfit is to add some brand new, on-trend accessories. Whether it’s a wide brimmed hat or some statement jewellery, adding the right finishing touch can totally transform your look. Even better, great-looking accessories can be picked up for next to nothing in high street stores.
Invest in key pieces
If you can’t afford to buy a new wardrobe every season, don’t panic. All you really need to do is invest in a few key pieces. For women, a smart coat or pair of tailored trousers can often do the job, while men can update their look with a jacket or blazer from a designer store like Woodhouse Clothing. You can see their discounted offer here.
Adapt to trends
It’s tempting to think we always need to buy new outfits once the wheels of fashion turn around, but often our existing clothes can be adapted to suit new trends. Try tucking and untucking shirts and t-shirts to move between casual and formal looks, or add layers under dresses to create a bohemian vibe.
Add a splash of colour
One of the easiest ways to revamp your wardrobe is to add a big splash of colour, either with something that reflects the seasons or with whatever shades are gracing the catwalk. Invest in some basic pieces in bright colours, and you can easily combine them with your existing wardrobe to create exciting new looks.
Detox your wardrobe
To help your wardrobe feel really fresh and new, it’s important to get rid of all the excess. Be bold when sorting through, and get rid of anything that you don’t really feel great in. You’ll thank yourself when you can easily put your hands on fabulous oufits instead of sifting through ill-fitting and unflattering clothes.
Organise your pieces
Part of a fantastic and functioning wardrobe is being able to put together amazing outfits at the drop of a hat – so get organised. Have a go-to section of casual clothing that you can throw on and still look fantastic, a collection that’s ideal for the office and a section for more formal party wear.
Do a clothes swap
For the ultimate wardrobe revamp, get your friends round for a clothes swap. It’s the perfect opportunity to rid yourself of old clothes you don’t want, and find some new favourites in the process. You’ll soon discover that one person’s trash is another one’s treasure, and you can enjoy a fun few hours catching up with friends at the same time.