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Did you know that the average Brit spends £1042 every single year on clothes? Women are the biggest culprits for fashion spending, although the men aren't too far behind.
You might be among the big spenders without even realising it, but that doesn't mean you can't take control of your clothes budget and bag yourself a new wardrobe at the same time.
Not convinced that we can teach you how to get a new wardrobe on a budget?
Let's take a look at kdeals' top tips to build a wardrobe on a budget and to change the way you think about clothes shopping.
The key to having a full wardrobe for less is based on the same principles for both men and women. Firstly, you want to keep the number of items low - some experts recommend between 25-35 but you can decide on a sensible number for yourself after planning.
Once you have a number in mind then there are several other key factors:
If your workwear is smart casual, then you can usually get away with fewer pieces in your capsule wardrobe as you can use the combinations for any occasion. Lucky you!
One man's trash is another man's treasure as they say, and that also goes for your unwanted clothing items.
Have a clear out of your wardrobe and gather all of the unworn or unwanted items that you will no longer wear - be honest with yourself. You can then contacts friends and relatives who might be a similar size or share your sense of style and arrange a swap session.
You can offload unwanted items to a new home as well as gain a few new pieces without having to spend a penny. You could even make it a regular thing every few months to keep your wardrobe fresh.
It has never been easier to hunt for deals thanks to websites and apps dedicated to bargain hunting and selling. Here are a few of our favourite places to search for fashion finds on a budget:
Whether it be luxury brands or the high street, ebay is a great place to find bargains on the clothes that you want. You should always check the seller rating and be ready to be online and ready if you're bidding on an item. You should also check that the seller offers returns if you are unsure about the sizing.
Depop has become popular with thousands of people looking to buy and sell their second-hand clothes including vintage finds and accessories.
Another online marketplace for you to find items at a discount or find unique vintage pieces. ASOS itself is great for brand new bargain fashion items with regular sales.
If you know what you want it's never been easier to find great clothes at good prices.
Remember earlier when we talked about that clear out for the clothes swap? Another great option for when you want to renew your wardrobe without breaking the bank is to sell your old clothes instead.
By making money from your old unwanted clothes you can offset the cost of building your new capsule wardrobe. You can sell on any of the marketplace apps we talked about previously and although you should sell for a reduced price for worn items you can still make decent money from doing so.
It's important to give honest information about the quality and state of the clothing and to take good quality photos to improve the chance of selling your clothes.
One more important thing to take into account when trying to save on your clothes is budgeting. Like we mentioned earlier, you might not be aware of how much you are actually spending on clothes and accessories.
Try and sit down and think about how often you buy an item and try to add up all the costs. You might actually be spending more than you think just by buying cheap pieces regularly. You could also look at the last few months bank statements to get an idea of what you have been spending.
Now, moving forward you need to plan a budget for your new wardrobe. Decide which pieces will make up your capsule wardrobe and how much you are willing to spend on each piece. Then, when you next find yourself tempted to buy while out shopping, just remind yourself that it has to be on your list and within your budget.
Once you get used to your capsule wardrobe, you'll find yourself less inclined to buy on a whim.
Are you ready to reboot your wardrobe and the way you think about shopping? Hopefully, we've helped you realise that it is easier than ever to find fashion deals online and that you can save and swap your way to a new wardrobe with an outfit for any occasion.
Did you enjoy these tips? If so, then you're bound to enjoy 50% off high street prices with kdeals. Your wallet and your wardrobe will thank you.