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11 Cheap Ways to Refresh Your Wardrobe

Instead of buying new clothes there are cheap (or free) ways to refresh your summer wardrobe. Naturally there will be more shopping but if your bank account needs a breather, try some of the tips and tricks below!

11 cheap ways to refresh wardrobe, shop your closet

I've never been one to shop my closet. I like new (to me) thrifted things but I'm finding that there's a lot to work with in my own wardrobe. I found a shirtdress that's been taking up space in my closet for 2 years. Only 69 cents at Salvation Army! I never wore it because it needed a hook / eye closure at the waist and it had humongous shoulder pads. It took me all of 5 minutes to sew on the hook and snip out the shoulder pads.

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11 Cheap Ways to Refresh Your Wardrobe

Don't put away those long sleeve tops,  just roll up the sleeves!

Tie button front blouses and make a crop top.

Get out the needle and thread and sew those buttons, hooks, or loose hems. You can probably Youtube simple instructions but trust me, you won't mess up a simple stitch or two and if you do, no one is likely to notice. You can also take them to your local dry cleaner or tailor.

green shirtdress

Change the color of faded pieces by dying them in some of the season's hottest colors. This is especially effective on white.

Easy peasy sleeve surgery is a perfect diy for an outdated or vintage dress. I think that's the next project for this dress. The shoulder pad removal left a lot of hanging fabric.

Add some spikes or faux studs to scuffed up shoes. 

Invest in a big statement necklace to switch up the look of collarless tops and dresses.

thrift store refashion

Turn close fitting short dresses into tunics to be worn with jeans or tuck it in and wear it as a top.

Cuff structured trousers and pair with thong sandals for a casual weekend look.

Pull a long skirt up to your chest and belt to make a flirty minidress. 

Wear your favorite perfectly broken in around the house tee with a fancy skirt and stunning heels (the faux studded ones)!

How do you refresh your wardrobe?

wearing vintage
THRIFT Karin Stevens dress - necklace FREE sunglasses - JustFab sandals


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