Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shopping for clothes?

I know us girls and our love cute clothes, new fads and styles! I got this email from the LearnVest bootcamp and thought it was a fun one to share. 

I've also discovered that one of the best ways to update your wardrobe without spending a lot of money to keep the basics and then add the "fun". 

Here is my "clothing philosophy": 
*Always have the basics for each season.
My "basics" include:
-neutral colored tops appropriate for the every season. I have tops in different styles (button-up, turtleneck or sweater, tank tops, t shirts) in the following colors: white, black & brown.
-neutral bottoms for each season too. I always have different styled bottoms (skirts, pants, shorts) in the following colors too: jean, black, khaki, brown and sometimes gray. 
* Add style and flair through accessories and a few key "trendy" items. This is the cheapest way to add color and fun to your wardrobe. Once you have your basics all you have to do is add a cute scarf & fun jacket to them in the fall and winter and sparkly jewelry and fun shoes in the summer and spring. The options then become limitless! Of course, I'm just giving you some examples, but all of the accessories can dress up your outfits for every season. Cute hats, a new purse, boots, bold and bright colored shoes, a clunky necklace, leggings or tights. Most of these things can be found for far cheaper then a bunch of new clothes and they are versatile & can be used throughout the years. The other benefit is that your basics last for years because your style changes with your accessories, not your clothes. Of course, I have a few fun seasonal things that aren't "basics" to mix in, but your savings lie in not having to have a full wardrobe of cute things for each season. 

With that being said, here are the tips from LearnVest:

The other suggestion they gave was to consider swapping clothes and accessories with friends, which I've thought of before too! ;) But have never actually done it. They did give the following sites to try too:, and


  1. Great ideas Chelsea! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Great info! Three of my friends from college and I do a clothing/accessorie swap every few months! It's great!


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