Beat the Winter Blues

LUCY CLARKE

What do you do when you’re tired of your clothes?

With the winter season comes the inevitable fashion slump brought on by heavy-duty parkas and ‘practical’ footwear. Not to mention that this is also the time of year when you start asking yourself “where did all my money go?” It’s easy to feel uninspired and bored by your winter wardrobe—so here are a few tips for keeping things fresh on a budget.

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Buy ‘fluff’ pieces
Retail therapy is no joke—there is nothing like buying something new to brighten your outlook (but, our wallets hardly ever see it this way). In which case, I suggest going out and buying ‘fluff’ pieces like an inexpensive accessory or a budget-friendly basic—Forever 21, H&M, and Zara will be your best friends. These pieces add volume to your wardrobe without cutting in to your bank account. Something as small as a new white t-shirt can make all the difference!

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Photo: Voguabond Co. Instagram

Swap with your friends
The most fail-proof way to keep your wardrobe feeling like new is by swapping clothes with your friends. You can set up a clothes swap with your roommates or you can swap with that one friend whose wardrobe you’ve always admired. Do it often in order to avoid the temptation of heading to the nearest mall. You can also check out the clothing swap at Filthy Rebena on November 26th organized by our Fashion & Lifestyle Society with Voguabond Co.

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Photo: Zara

Scarves, scarves, scarves
Scarves are without a doubt the best winter accessories—not only do they keep you warm but they add interest to any parka. Keep your winter look fresh by investing in a couple staple scarves that you keep on rotation. Or you can even swap scarves or other winter accessories with a friend!

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Photo: The Londoner

Revamp Your Current Wardrobe
All you need are scissors, iron-on patches, and some time. Reconstructing old pieces is the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Breathe new life in to your old jackets, jeans, t-shirts, or just about anything you want. If you need inspiration scroll through your favourite fashion Instagram or check out YouTube tutorials!

Header Photo: Man Repeller
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