5 Inexpensive Ways to Give Life to Your Wardrobe Right Now
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With the world in the financial crisis it’s in, it’s easy to get caught up and dragged down by the drab and depressing state of things. It seems like everyone’s having to cut back on things once considered essential, and the reign of “shopping in one’s own closet” has come as a result of that. Because the wealthiest people in the world are not affected as much, high fashion design houses can relax knowing that revenue will continue to pour in despite the economy. However, high street, better, and bridge lines are not so assured. As high fashion trickles down to more affordable lines, the latter scramble and compete to create clothing and accessories deemed necessary enough for their middle class target market to spend what little discretionary income they have on their merchandise. As a result of these middle range stores and lines simply trying to keep their heads above water, lines have become relatively predictable and boring. Due to the phrase “investment piece” becoming commonplace and associated with staple clothing in the eyes of the middle class shopper, stores seem to be filled with basics and little imagination. Although consumers would love to stock up on imaginative and trend-forward pieces, revamping one’s wardrobe is not plausible for most people right now. As the 90s minimalism trend that rocked the runways in 2009 and 2010 finally seems to be phasing out and reaching obsolescence, consumers are especially ready for pops of color and fun, statement pieces to be integrated into their wardrobes. Because of the seemingly unchanging fiscal state of things and the now stale concept of shopping in one’s own closet, the idea of consistently creating “optimistic” looks may seem futile. However, with the following tips anyone financially strapped can see some cheerful changes: 1. Redefine the phrase “investment piece”. The past few years have been about the importance of purchasing staple garments and accessories, splurging only on those things considered fundamental to one’s wardrobe. Now that your closet is filled with the quintessential black blazer, pencil skirt, dress, pumps and pants, pair of nice jeans and basic white Ts it’s time to inject some color. The new investment piece is something you can effortlessly throw into ensembles made up of the basic pieces listed above, for example a pair of glittery flats, a color-blocked dress or top, a bright stack of bangles, a wild statement purse and etc. The bright side (no pun intended) of the shopping situation of the past few years is that you’ve perfectly set yourself up to throw something fun into the mix that will mesh well with what you’ve already got. 2. Keep an eye out for high-low team ups.
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