It’s that time of year again when the weather starts to heat up and we start thinking about summer fashion. If you’re on a budget, though, it can be tricky to afford a new summer wardrobe. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
First, take inventory of what you already have. Chances are there are a lot of pieces in your closet that can work for summer. A light cardigan might be perfect to wear on cool evenings. You may be surprised by how many items work well as both formal wear or casual attire over the course of a season–think sundresses that can transition seamlessly from day into evening!
If there are certain pieces which have become favorites because they’re versatile, then focus on building around those key styles while embracing all things lightweight and easy going during these warmer months ahead. You don’t need anything new–you just have take advantage what already exists.
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Shop the Sales
Next, hit the sales. Stores are always getting rid of old stock to make room for new arrivals, so there are always great deals to be found. You can also try shopping at consignment stores or online second-hand retailers. Just because an item is used doesn’t mean it can’t be comfortable and stylish! You can find designer brands at affordable prices if you know where they’re sold…
If you’re reading this well into the summer season, you’re likely thinking that it’s too late to find the sales, however, prices are marked down approximately six to eight weeks after items hit the stores!
Dress up your basics with accessories
Finally, don’t forget about accessories. They can really help to pull an outfit together and make it look more complete. A cute pair of earrings or a statement necklace can go a long way. And don’t forget about shoes! A great pair of sandals can really transform an outfit.
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