By Lexy Yulich
If you’re anything like me, you get easily bored with your clothes and you are always looking for new trends and different ways to switch up your wardrobe. Usually, revamping your wardrobe and experimenting can be expensive, but that does not always need to be the case. Here are four easy ways to change up your style and experiment with fashion without breaking the bank.
- Borrow from your friends. One of the biggest benefits of living on-campus is that you live in close proximity to your friends. Whenever I get stuck in a rut with my clothes, or I feel like I have nothing to wear, I always ask my friends if I can borrow their clothes. Sometimes we do a clothing swap where we trade pieces of clothing for a few weeks, and then we rotate. Clothing swaps are a great way to save money.
- Thrift stores. Thrift stores are an easy and inexpensive way to change your wardrobe or find new pieces that you love. Thrift stores can be hit or miss, but if you go into a store with an open mind, you never know what you’re going to find. Also, looking at stores like Plato’s Closet or some of the upscale thrift stores in Philadelphia or New York are a good option. Also, looking at outlet stores such as American Eagle Outlet or J. Crew Outlet can help you find new pieces at a discounted rate.
- On-trend stores. Stores such as Forever 21, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack and H&M have a wide arrange of clothing options for a more inexpensive price. If I’m feeling uninspired and bored with my wardrobe, I head to my local mall and browse around. I usually won’t buy more than two or three items, and I make sure that everything I purchase can be worn with multiple outfits to ensure my clothes won’t collect dust in my closet.
- Purchasing accessories such as scarves, purses or hats is another easy way to change up your wardrobe. Rather then worry about finding the perfect fall sweater, or splurging on a new pair of jeans, focusing on the smaller details about your outfits is a simple way to experiment. While I always advise having a few classic accessories, purchasing some bolder accessories that are still affordable can pay off if you want to switch up your look. For example, an affordable bag in a fun color or a trendy scarf adds depth to an outfit.