Frugal fashion tips

You can make your wardrobe so much more appealing in about 10 minutes flat.

For mums self care can come way down the list. Busy busy with our children, work, friends. home, and hobbies who has time to fuss?  Changing body shapes can alter what suits us and money is so often spent elsewhere.  But generally (even if it is superficial) it does make us feel better if we look good, feel comfy and well put together.

Few people feel their best in stained, holey clothes that have seen better days and no longer fit us.

My advice…….?

Source VADS collection

I love this poster from the Imperial war Museum encouraging ladies to be resourceful !

I think in these financially constrained times it is still excellent advice. Going through your wardrobe can take mere minutes but can make the world of difference. You need just 3 piles

1) A mending pile for buttons that need replacing/stains/broken zips/hems

2) A charity shop pile for ones you really never wear or which have seen better days(put straight in car by front door to take)

3) A ‘don’t fit’ pile which you are going to pop in a storing with a big label bearing the correct size  in case you get back there.(put the  box straight in a store cupboard /loft)

You should be left with clothes you love, that do fit and don’t need mending. Getting dressed now will be simpler and you will feel like you have a fresh wardrobe.

Frugal fashion indeed.

(If you aren’t so good at mending  why not trade a favour a cake/a pile of books/a babysit with someone who is )





  1. June 24, 2014 / 11:48 am

    My bedroom is an utter mess at the moment as I have piles of “maybe”, “charity shop”, “doesn’t fit” everywhere. I really must be stricter with myself…
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  2. June 24, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    I wouldn’t even know where to start with all my clothes – I do know that a lot of them need to be put away (possibly in the loft) – I had better get the storage bags out and start sorting though! 🙂 xx
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  3. June 24, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    I always heard “If you have no worn it in six months, get rid of it”. I cant quite be that disciplined but certainly if you have nice clothes that you dont think you will wear again, selling them is a good way of raising a few ££££s
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  4. Mum of One
    June 24, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I NEED to do this. My drawers are overflowing with stuff, the majority of which I never wear and simply doesn’t fit anymore. Right, this will be my mission this weekend. Thanks for the push x
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  5. June 24, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Most of the clothes that I love are currently stuck in heathrow!! I do intend to go through the rest of my wardrobe soon though, based on this post! Thanks B! )
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  6. June 24, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    Great tips! I’m quite good at de-cluttering clothes, to the extent that if I don’t do the washing enough I quite literally have nothing to wear!
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  7. Vicky@Acupcakemum
    June 24, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    I always mean to do this – but never get round to it. Maybe one day I will, I do have too many clothes!
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  8. June 24, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    Love those ideas. I’m forever going through my wardrobe and sorting! Nothing worse than not being able to see the great bits you have for the not so great bits! x

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