4 Ways to Save Money on Your Wardrobe & Still Look Great

16 October, 2023 / words by Nateisha Scott

A great wardrobe is down to it fitting your silhouette perfectly, and you feel confident and as luck would have it, that doesn’t mean spending a fortune on your wardrobe to look great. There are hacks to consider.

While we all can appreciate a great investment piece into our wardrobe, it doesn’t mean every piece we own, one, must cost the earth and two must always be new for us to feel great. If you invest in your wardrobe – and that varies from having a tailor on speed dial to looking after your pieces – we can guarantee, you’ll feel and look great without breaking the bank with every purchase. And especially in this cost-of-living crisis and how our expenses are equally increasing, you can make smart saves in your wardrobe to ensure a piece lasts longer and you still enjoy wearing it.

Basics Don’t Need to Cost the Earth

Depending on your style, some Huns find it worthwhile investing in their basics whereas others love investing in a trending piece. Regardless of where you sit on the spectrum – your basics don’t have to cost the earth for you to find a piece that works and wears well. Lean into one investment black coat for example and then basic white T-shirts, as it always comes down to how you style them, others often won’t know what is high-street and what is designer, it all comes down to how you wear it.

Our tip: Look for fabulous slinky materials, double-lined tops and well-fitting silhouettes and you won’t be able to tell the difference.

Tailor a Piece to Better Suit Your Wardrobe

If there is one piece of advice for feeling stunning in your clothes is investing in a good tailor. Whether you’ve got a piece from a fast fashion brand or a luxury fashion house, if you have a tailor at your fingertips, you can transform any piece in your wardrobe. Getting an item shortened, better fitted, or lengthened, there is nothing a tailor can’t do. You may have found an old piece in your wardrobe that you’re no longer obsessed with and with a tailor, you can create a piece instead of buying one, saving you money in the long run.

Rent Clothing Items

Not everything requires a permanent investment, in fact renting a dress for a special event, a bag for an evening or an outfit for a trip is a great way to look great and feel like you have something new to wear and doesn’t cost the earth. Also, if you’re lucky to have a few pieces in your wardrobe that you can rent, why not earn some extra cash on the side?

Outlets and Purchasing Second-hand

You’ve seen a designer piece that you love but you’re not willing to pay the retail price? Head to a second-hand platform such as Vestiare Collective to search for it (even if it’s a few hundred pounds cheaper) as a save is a save. On top of that, if you purchase your winter wardrobe during the summer and vice versa for the warmer months in winter, outlets such as Bicester Village are ones on your radar because we can guarantee that’ll you go home with an absolute steal.



Nateisha Scott


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