Being fashionable these days can be quite expensive. With brands raising their price tags, ordinary folks may find it hard to keep up.

The good news is, don’t have to break the bank to update your closet. You can have the coolest fashion items at a fraction of the cost by simply following these tips.

  1. Have a wardrobe inventory

Most people who think they can’t afford buying a single pair of pants have a closet full apparel. Often the closet contains plenty of unused clothes that can be made more current and fashionable with simple DIY tailoring. Save money on clothes by taking a close look at the clothes in your closet. Get some boxes and toss out clothes that do not fit you, and put up a garage sale. Then, set aside a box for clothes that you plan on tailoring.

  1. Be creative

Boring shirts can be reused through simple makeovers. Tap into your creative genius and bring out your craft stash to spruce up your shirts. You will be doing yourself a great service since you are able to unleash your creative side and have a new and unique shirt to wear.

  1. Get a new look

You heard it right! Getting a new haircut or hair color can definitely update your look. Your old wardrobe will look different with your awesome new hairstyle. This will definitely save you from buying new and expensive apparel.

  1. Involve your friends

Gather your friends and suggest a wardrobe swapping activity. You can choose from your friends’ amazing closet and they can look at yours. Just don’t forget to set rules when swapping.

  1. Invest on accessories

It may sound expensive but having the right set of accessories will give your wardrobe a different look. No need to purchase expensive accessories, you can go on garage sales or create one for yourself. You can customize the look with your apparel in mind.

  1. Be keen on laundry

A little dirt can go a long way when it comes to dissuading you from wearing your clothes. Over time, dirt and dust may accumulate on clothes making them old and unappealing. Pay attention to how you do your laundry. Check the label of the clothing to see how it should be cleaned. If you keep this up, you can be sure that you will have a nice and clean wardrobe all the time.

  1. Mix and Match

Mixing and matching outfits is one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to updating your style. Take it to the next level by mix and matching patterns. You can definitely have a new style without buying new clothes.