5 Ways to Replenish Your Wardrobe Without Going Broke

Posted October 25, 2014 by in Shopping

Love fashion? Love to shop? If so, you know how difficult it can be to afford all the new trends. But don’t worry, you can often find inexpensive items to replenish your wardrobe so that you have a new look for every season.

Below are the five shopping suggestions for looking stylish on a dime.


Consignment Stores

Consignment stores usually have high-end items at a discounted price. Since the inventory in a consignment shop can change daily, it doesn’t hurt to stop in on a weekly basis. You never know whether you will find a sweater with price tags or a beautiful gown to wear to a special event.

Ask Your Friends

Gather all of your friends together for a clothing swap party. Have each person bring the clothes and accessories they no longer want or need. Then lay it all on a table or hang it up on a rack so you can shop each others closets. You’ll all leave with a new wardrobe!

To prevent chaos, it’s best to sort all of the clothing by size to make it easier to look through the items.

Online Sales

Your favorite stores will often have great sales online that won’t ever be available in the store. So hit the web! Online stores are constantly offering great discounts and you can often sign-up to receive email notifications about sales and other perks.

This is a way to get a large amount of clothing for a low shipping price as well, because most stores will offer free shipping if you order a certain amount.

You could also use something like Trendslove or Retail Me Not.

Thrift Stores

Thrifting definitely requires some work, but it’s usually worth it. If you really search, you can find trendy clothes that are hardly worn. You can even find clothing from your favorite designers!

Many people donate items at the end of the year for income tax purposes, so you’ll mostly likely find the best items in the fall and winter.

Buy/Sell/Trade Store

Like thrifting, but better. These shops (Buffalo Exchange, Plato’s Closet…) are stocked with the latest trends, but for way less. Everything is lightly worn, affordable, and on-trend for the season.


You can make any outfit in your wardrobe look completely different by adding the right accessory. Whether it’s a stylish belt or scarf, there are multiple items that you can wear that will bring out different colors in your clothing instead of needing to buy new ones.


How do you save money when shopping? Let us know in the comments below!