How to build a capsule wardrobe on a budget

All the new Spring trends are coming out in the shops, and there is the tendancy to buy a complete new outfit.  The shops display their new stock as complete outfits for a reason.  If you are not confident putting outfits together it may be easier to buy the whole outfit. BUT do you already have some of the items in your wardrobe you may only need to buy one new item to update your look.  Here are my tips on how to build a capsule wardrobe on a budget.

Striped blouse outfits

Striped blouse outfits

Take this outfit here, the blouse is new this spring and very on trend with these lovely sleeves.  I am sure that you will definately have a pair of jeans already in your wardrobe and very possibly a skirt too. The pumps don’t have to be red they could be pink, green or any of your favourite colours.  By adding this one blouse you have updated your wardrobe with one key piece.   The blouse would also go with a pair of white jeans and team with a navy jacket or cardigan until the weather gets warmer. Stripes are very fashionable at the moment too,  so if you don’t like this one there are many to choose from in the shops.

It is  good idea to regurlary look through your wardrobe before buying anything else.  Having too much to choose from can be a problem which is why it is always a good idea to cleanse your closet every season. Set yourself a task of taking one of your favourite key items and style it a different way from your exisiting wardrobe. Now you have a new outfit without having to buy anything else.  It may mean you just need to add some new accessories, necklace, scarf or a new lipstick.  Ideally you should work on the premise of one item in, one out, to keep your wardrobe at the same level.

Blue striped jumper outfit

Blue striped jumper outfit

We all have a pair of black trousers in the wardrobe with some black shoes, add this lovely striped jumper and it makes a new outfit. Looking at the picture above it will also go well with your jeans and denim skirt as well.  This is how to start building your capsule wardrobe. When I do a Colour Analysis Session this is something we look at, choosing colours that all mix and match to build a capsule wardrobe.  This means that you need less clothes to make more outfits,  saving you time and money.

How to build a capsule wardrobe on a budget

Clothes don’t need to be expensive to be good. Try looking in your local supermarkets, Sainsburys, Tesco and Asda do a good range of fashion at reasonable prices.  If you like to buy pre-loved you can try Ebay or chairty shops.  I came across this  site everything5pounds.com  this week,  which has some really nice items for £5.00 each Click here 

Shop when the stores have their offers on. Sign up on line for their newsletters which they will alert you to discounts and offers.  Try taking some loyality cards where you collect points.  (My boots advantage card often buys me a new lipstick) and my nectar card buys those extras we may not normally have been able to have.  It is a question of working things to your advantage.

The main point I am trying to make,  take a look at what you already have in your wardrobe and see how many more outfits you can make.  It may mean buying a few new key items but it does not have to cost a fortune.  I hope I have given you some ideas on how to build a capsule wardrobe on a budget.

I am a Colour & Style Coach based in Chelmsford Essex.  You can follow me on Facebook  where I regulary post with style updates. I also love Pinterest and have many fashion boards on there with ideas you might find of interest.   If you would like to have a chat and find out how I can help you please call me on 07786 632798 or email me sandra@colourworx.me or visit my website I would love to hear from you.

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Sandra from colourworx –  find out what colours work best for you.

 

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