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How To Update Your Fall Wardrobe Without Blowing Your Budget

The change of seasons means that winter clothes are starting to come out of storage. Warm, cozy sweaters and jackets are back. That also means it’s time to update your fall wardrobe with the season’s newest trends. Follow these tips to do that without blowing your budget or wracking up a massive credit card bill. 

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Go Through Your Closets

Start by doing a thorough assessment of what you already have. Chances are you can keep most of your old things and then just add a few more pieces to keep things new and current. This helps you to avoid duplication, which can lead to substantial savings in the long run. It can also be a great way to generate some extra cash. Gather up all your unused items and sell them. List them online or take them to a consignment shop for even more convenience. 

Look for Clothes That Do Double Duty

Instead of buying separate wardrobes for work, play and just hanging out, shop for pieces that can serve more than one purpose. You might be surprised at how clothes can be both fashionable and functional. For example, there are some great concealed carry clothes for winter that can effortlessly go from the office to a night on the town. 

Choose a Universal Color Scheme

Turn to the colors you naturally gravitate toward for inspiration and build an entire wardrobe around the base colors. For example, you might choose a fall palette that has rich browns or olive greens. A deep navy works well for many people, too. Of course, you can always stick with the classic black, which is easy to take in almost any direction with bold and colorful accessories. Not only will this make shopping easier, but it also ensures that virtually everything you buy can be mixed and matched to create nearly endless styles. 

Once you know what you have and what you actually need to buy, make smart choices by sticking with a color scheme and buying clothing that can serve more than one purpose. 

Pamper yourself once in a while

I often wish I could splurge a bit for myself or that a benefactor would grant my wish of a makeover. But since my wish is far from being realized, I decided to just create a wish list of personal effects that I would like to purchase in the future. The list includes a pair of Capri pants from Zalora, a casual blouse and a shirt, ballet flats, and a pair of rubber shoes.

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I haven’t updated my wardrobe since I gained weight last year, so an additional top wouldn’t hurt the already tight budget if ever. Also, I badly need a pair of new flats to go with the casual blouse. I’m carefully picking up the items listed on my wish list so as not to irk the husband. But the ever supportive hubby said its okay to pamper myself once in a while. He knows I won’t be spending his money but the GCs I’ll be getting from a writing gig, thus the wise remark.

Loving Fashion for Oversized Women

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If there is one thing that a lot of women have in common right now, it is their love of fashion. While in the past, there was a norm that only thin women can be into fashion, this has changed completely now especially with the appearance of stores both brick and mortar and online that offer fashionable clothes for plus sized women. A site like junonia.com can be very helpful to a lot of plus sized women who do not have the time to shop in shopping centers. The great thing about this site is that it has a wide assortment of styles and colors to choose from. Women will surely find something that they like. Style should not be hindered by size, be confident and it will show.