New spring wardrobe on a budget

Casting off the thick jumpers and bulky cardigans and putting away the chunky wool socks of the winter is a great way to see in the warmer days of Spring. If your wardrobe is now looking a bit bare and you need some great clothes to see you through to the summer but don’t have a great deal of money, there are some easy and fun ways to put together some great outfits at little or no expense.

A clothing swap party kills two birds with one stone; you get to have a great social evening with all your friends without the cost of visiting a pub or nightclub and you end the evening with new clothes. Inviting all your friends around and asking them to bring items they no longer wear with them to swap is a huge amount of fun. An optional request to bring a bottle of wine and a few nibbles means that as well as new clothes for free, a buffet is also provided.

Outlet stores are a good way to find inexpensive clothing from designer names from only the last season or so. You’ll find exclusive names at knock-down prices from stores which buy in old stock from major clothing companies and whilst some of them may take a bit of a sort through as they are often on very cramped rails, you’re sure to discover a beautiful outfit or two for a fraction of the original price.

Freecycle is a worldwide online recycling facility where everything from household items to used cars are available for free. You’ll often find people giving away bundles of clothing so the best idea is to join the group which is near to where you live. You’ll need to check often though as most items offered are very quickly snapped up.

If you are handy with a needle, use your creative streak to mend and reinvent your wardrobe. Take the opportunity to repair any torn items which have lain discarded for the last few weeks or months. Cut the legs off old trousers or jeans to create shorts and look for a second hand copy of a book called Generation T by Megan Nicolay. She has over 100 ideas on uses for old t-shirts and there are some incredible pieces of clothing which have been made as a result of her projects.

If you find you have an emergency situation such as a job interview and you don’t have the funds for an appropriate outfit, you can get great info on payday loans online. A payday loan is a small amount of money you can borrow for a short period of time and will give you the opportunity to make the investment in a suit perhaps to look your best when going for the job.

Putting together a new wardrobe for the season ahead doesn’t have to cost a great deal of money. Most people have items hidden away they’ve forgotten about or can use their creativity to turn into something new. It could take as little as a week to transform your outfits with just a little work and a lot of fun so delve in to see what you already have, use your imagination as to what you can create and have fun spending time with friends exchanging clothes whilst catching up on the gossip.