Creating a frugal wardrobe starts with creating the perfect base. I am a big fan of the mix and match system, where you have a few basic pieces that you can pair with other items to create multiple outfits. When you create a solid base, you are less tempted to spend money on every cute pair of jeans or skirt that you come across. Having basics that are versatile allows your wardrobe and budget to be maximized! Perfect for the frugal gal watching her budget. Below are a few of my must-have pieces to make your wardrobe rock.
The Perfect Pair Of Jeans
Blue jeans are a no-brainer. They can be dressed up or down. They go with virtually anything, so naturally they are a good basic piece! There are endless styles and colors, so you are sure to find something you like. I personally like to have one light pair and one dark pair in a classic style. When choosing jeans, make sure that your base pair is one that is durable and will withstand life and multiple washes.
A Good Dress
A good dress is a great staple to have in your closet. To me, the ideal dress is one that I can layer leggings and a cardigan with for cold seasons or wear plain in the warmer months. I think a dress that is that versatile stretches my budget even further! You'll want to choose a dress that fits your lifestyle. For my lifestyle, choosing a formal gown isn't practical or useful!
Never underestimate the power of a good shoe! This can be flats, loafers or boots. Choose a shoe that will work with your style of dress and the items that you have in your closet. Just like with jeans, you'll want to choose a pair of shoes that are durable and will last you awhile. Shoes are an area that's easy to splurge on, so finding the perfect pair for your closet can be a lifesaver!
Plain Colored Shirts
Plain colored shirts are great because they can be layered with other items and worn with dressy or casual outfits. I like to have neutral tops and a few in a color that I know makes me look my best. Shirts are another area that can be tailored to fit your personal style and preference.
While these basic pieces might not sound interesting, they provide the perfect base for your wardrobe. When these things are paired with items that are trending, it keeps your look grounded and classy. Investing in these pieces doesn't have to be expensive. Since they are classics they can be found at many thrift stores and garage sales. Overall, having these pieces in your wardrobe will save you money because you have a timeless foundation!
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