I absolutely love winter fashion and I usually look so forward to shopping for the season but I am doing it differently this year because I am going all budget bad ass on my life, you can read all about it here.
So I am going to be wearing what I have and will try and push through winter without buying much.
I have taken stock of what I have and have browsed Pinterest for hours on end to find new ways of styling things that I already have and to get inspiration.
This is how I plan on doing winter outfits on a budget;
Don’t ditch the dresses
I bought a lot of dresses this summer so instead of letting them hang around till next summer, I am going to pair them with tights, jackets and scarves to get more use out of them and to have more options.
Button up, or down
Button up shirts are really versatile and such a staple. You can wear them under a jersey, over a dress, with any bottom. You can wear them open, knotted at the front, or obviously closed.
I am SO into tee shirts at the moment and I am taking that into winter with me. I absolutely love the look of a tee shirt paired with a more formal jacket or coat and some earrings so I’ll be trying that out.
All the accessories
Accessories are the easiest and most affordable way to change things up. Scarves are an obvious winter staple but I also want to go for big statement earrings and necklaces to finish off my casual looks.
I am going to experiment with layering. A long sleeve shirt under a tee, button ups under jerseys, jackets over cardigans.
From that thrift store down the road
Thrifting isn’t for everyone but I enjoy it. There are a few key pieces I want that I am pretty sure I will find at thrift stores. Of course, thrifting doesn’t always mean cheap but I will set a strict budget.
P.S I literally have a thrift store down the road from my office. If you live in Durban and know of any amazing thrift shops, let me know.
I hope that through my outfit of the day pictures on Instagram I can show you that you don’t need a big budget or a lot of money to dress well or to feel good about yourself (I am teaching myself that it comes from within and not from clothes).