Revamping Your Wardrobe With Little to No Money

It has happened to the best of us….. We look in our closet, and there is NOTHING TO WEAR! (There is actually a lot to wear but you know the feeling) Well, with these tips and tricks you can revamp your wardrobe without breaking the bank, and you can use a lot the clothes that you already have!

Don’t Leave out the Basics.


There is nothing more important than a plain t-shirt. You can layer (see next paragraph), you can dress it up, and you can use it as an undershirt. There is literally so much you can do with a plain jane shirt. Next time you go out shopping for clothes, be sure not to buy a lot of patterned items. If you get something plain, it matches everything, and you will get more wear out of it. Don’t worry about looking plain. There are plenty of ways to dress it up!



If you see me walking around campus, chances are I am layering. There are so many awesome ways to make your clothes look new and fresh by doing this. You can layer a plain white t-shirt with a silk slip dress or shirt for a look straight out of  ‘Clueless’. “AS IF.” Layer a jean shirt with cute sweater. Layer a plain t-shirt with a jumpsuit or a romper. When you layer, you can rewear looks and people you see everyday can’t even tell! (silk slip tank-Forever 21, Jeans- Old Navy, Shoes- Topshop)

Glam up old t-shirts.


My go to this year has been old t-shirts. You can look nice while also staying comfortable. There are so many things you can do, from just rolling up the sleeves and adding a statement necklace, to cutting it into a v-neck or adding lace to the bottom of it. Old t-shirts are classic. People spend good money for a t-shirt with rips in it, or one that has a band name on it. Why buy one when you can search the depths of your dresser (or your parents dresser… can you say vintage?) for one at no cost? (Shirt- borrowed or more like taken from my dad, Necklace- Charming Charlie, Shoes-Old Navy)

Add a pop of color.


Basics are your friend, but you do not want to look to plain. Adding a pop of color is super easy, and can dress up any of the clothes you own already. This can be anything from a brightly colored belt, to a colorful pair of shoes. Adding color will make your outfit more exciting. (Dress- Topshop, Belt-thrifted, shoes-Charlotte Russe I believe)



Makeup can literally change your whole outfit. A bright lip color can change the mood of a little black dress as soon as you put it on. Be sure to get a lip color that stays on though. You do not want to be the person who has lipstick on their teeth. My go-to is ColourPop (cheap and beautiful). Also, the color of your eye shadow can really play up your outfit as well.

Treat Yo’self


If you want some new clothes, do not hold yourself back. However, be smart about it! I have made it a rule to only shop the clearance racks when I am out. I have found some amazing things this way! Just last week, I bought a dress, a jumpsuit, and two pairs of shoes for nine dollars at Old Navy. You can find some amazing things if you just take the time to look. (Jumpsuit- $2 from Old Navy clearance section)

These are some tips and tricks I use to look nice without spending much. College is expensive, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up looking great! Another piece of advice, go through you closet and create outfits now. That way when you are stumbling through your room in the morning before class, you know exactly what to grab.

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you feel inspired to recreate your wardrobe!

See you next week!

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