Tips for dressing well on a budget

It’s hard to dress well on a budget. You don’t want to be caught wearing the same outfits over and over again, but you can’t afford to constantly purchase new clothes. Luckily, there are many ways to still look like a million bucks, even when you’re broke.

Invest in basics

Basics, like solid-colored shirts, skirts, and dresses are easier to mix and match than clothing with loud and bright patterns, or pieces with a distinct look. You can use basics to create more combinations of outfits, which means that you won’t have to buy as much overall. Basics also tend to be cheaper than seasonal clothing. You can focus on buying basics of similar colors, or colors that go well together.


Accessories are another great way to change your outfit up a bit. Many accessories are cheaper than buying a piece of clothing, or an entire outfit, and they give you tons more options. Instead of buying a new shirt you could buy two or three necklaces that would all go well with solid-colored shirts and dresses. Jewelry, bags, and belts can all be added to outfits to make them look brand new.

Shop consignment

Consignment stores offer rarely used, designer-brand fashion at discounted prices. Clothing and accessories from consignment stores will usually hold up well, as they are from quality brands and haven’t been worn often. Of course, they’ll also look like new, because they practically are!

Sell old clothes

Have some nice clothing that you only wore once or twice, but know you probably won’t wear again? Dresses from events that you simply can’t reuse? Sell them! Just as you can buy used clothing, you can make money off your own, which you can then use to buy clothes you’ll actually wear. You’ll also free up some closet space!

At Second Time Around you can buy and sell quality clothes. Stop by our shop in Delray Beach to see what you can add to your wardrobe. We can help you find great deals on clothes and even help you sell your own.

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  1. Great tips! Many women who must dress well for work enjoy shopping consignment.
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