7 Tips to Revamp Your Spring Wardrobe on a Budget

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I'm the furthest thing from a fashion blogger. I like clothes, but I'm cheap. I would say my wardrobe is a combination of garage sale/thrift shop finds with some boutique shop clothes thrown in. If you ask me where I got something, it's probably years old and no longer in the store. But it works for me because I'm not super trendy in what I wear, and I stick with neutrals for the most part so it seems timeless. Or at least to me it does. Don't go and burst my bubble!

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For the past year or so, I've had a Stitch Fix delivered every other month. I love the ease of a personal shopper and getting the Fix delivered to my doorstep feels like Christmas. Sometimes I force myself to let it sit on the counter so I can build up the excitement to open it to see what's inside! With spring upon us, I decided to send a note to my stylist to let her know what clothes I had in my closet that I wanted to work with so I could revamp my wardrobe without spending a lot of money. If there is anything you've heard me say about money saving on this blog through the years it's been to work with what you have. These are my 7 best tips on how you can revamp your spring wardrobe on a budget because I know you are all busy moms like me looking for ways to still look cute and hip, but not break the bank, because college tuition and stuff. So come check out my tips!

Revamp Your Spring Wardrobe on a Budget

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I rarely go out shopping each year with the intent of revamping my wardrobe for the season. However, with age, I've become a little more, shall we say, self-aware and I notice that I fall into the habit of scrambling at the last minute before an upcoming event to find something to wear {and usually buying something I'll only wear for that event because I settled on something} or standing in my closet as the weather warms feeling like I have nothing to wear as I'm surrounded by racks of clothes. 

Last summer, before a trip to Hawaii, I decided to try Stitch Fix to help me pack smart and travel light. The items I kept, I wore religiously all summer and I'm anticipating wearing them again this summer. There is just something about the clothes I buy at Stitch Fix. They aren't the cheapest items in my closet, but they are the ones I wear the most.

I honestly think that using Stitch Fix is a great way to intentionally revamp your wardrobe on a budget. Let me tell you why, but first, let me start at the beginning in case Stitch Fix is new to you.

What is Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix is an online clothing and accessory company that uses your style profile to create the perfect 5 piece Fix for you. You pay a $20 styling fee, and the stylist helps to pull items he or she thinks you would like and would fit you best based on the style profile that you have created. 

Your style profile takes into account your color and style preferences, your build and your budget.

The $20 styling fee can be used as a credit towards anything you keep in your shipment. Keep all five items in your Fix and you get a 25% discount on your whole Fix. You have three days to decide what you like, and what you don't like simply gets returned in the prepaid postage bag. 

Stitch Fix carries women's sizes 0-24W and XS-3X, maternity, and petite as well as men's and kids 2T-14 in thousands of different brands!

Right now, if you schedule your Fix I can give you this great deal!  Get $25 in Stitch Fix Credit!

Here are some of my tips on how to revamp your wardrobe on a budget by using Stitch Fix.

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1. Build the Basics

I've never been the person that adheres to the mentality that if you haven't worn something in a year you should get rid of it. I have the luxury of having a pretty big closet {hallelujah!} so I can hold on to something for a bit. Most of what I have in my wardrobe is neutral so it can be mixed and matched. I started getting Stitch Fix in 2016 and most of what I kept back then were basic items that I'm still wearing on heavy rotation.

These are the start-with-what-you-have items that you can build on. Look at the basics in your wardrobe as the "bones" and then build from there. I asked my Stitch Fix stylist for some tops I could wear with pants I already had in my closet so that I could make that easy transition from winter to spring with my wardrobe.

I love that all my past Stitch Fix purchases can easily be seen in my account. It allows my stylist to know what I have in my wardrobe and how she can select items for me that would mix and match with the basics I already have.

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2. Get the Essentials

There are a few spring essentials that are different for every person. For me, it's a pair of cropped jeans, skinny white pants, a jean jacket, some shirts for layering, a good cardigan or two, and a pair of mules {the shoe, not the animal}. Take inventory of what you have, and ask your Stitch Fix stylist to fill in the gaps. 

3. Update with Color

I am team natural all the way and love that it allows me the versatility of mixing and matching my wardrobe. Throwing in color is a great way to update for the season. For spring think colors like coral and burnt orange-they are hot right now and green and yellow are following not far behind. Once I found a stylist at Stitch Fix who understood my style, I've been able to supplement the basics in my wardrobe with fun extras each month. Like a colorful cardigan or a sweater in a fun spring color.

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4. Jump in With the Trends

I'm all in on the jumpsuit trend right now. I've fallen hard and I've fallen fast. It's safe to say that a jumpsuit is trendy but it's ok to embrace the trend. Just don't buy a whole wardrobe of trendy items. And if you want to play on the safe side of a trend, go with a basic rather than a print. 

5. Layers Are Life

I layer everything all the time. Layers make it so you can easily transition an item made for a different season making an item versatile all year long! I love adding a cardigan or a jean jacket over a summer dress or rolling jeans up or down to make them work year round.

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6. Follow Your Personal Style

You are only going to wear what you look and feel good in, so don't buy something because you think it looks like something you are not. Trust me. I've made this mistake. If you don't know what your personal style is, take a second to look at what you wear often and then go from there. I love the look of a skirt, but I'll be honest, skirts just aren't me. 

Want another way to find your personal style? It's kind of fun to go to the Stitch Fix website and go to the daily style shuffle. You give a thumbs up or a thumbs down for what you would wear or not wear and I think it's really helped find the right clothes for my Fix's. It will help you understand those clothes and trends you love so you can buy what you really want to wear.

7. Choose Quality over Quantity

I'm all about buying quality pieces that are going to last. But that doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money doing that. I love to stretch my dollar but if I have to replace a poorly constructed item that's just a waste! You'll know a quality item when you try it on. You can feel it in the fabric. I also stick with brands I know I can trust that will last. 

Stitch Fix only carries high-quality brands, so I don't have to worry and while the price may be a bit higher than I would pay at the discount store, I know it's an item that is going to last for years. I also supplement my wardrobe by buying second hand so I can get the quality items at a fraction of the price.

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Want to give Stitch Fix a try?

I have a friend from college who is obsessed with Stitch Fix. It's why I decided to try it. A few years ago, she shared her best tips on how to get the perfect Fix. Find those tips here before you get started!

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Don't forget to leave a note with your stylist to let them know what items are missing from your spring wardrobe so they can fill in the gaps. Give it a try and let me know what you think! I can't wait to hear about your experience.

disclaimer: this post is brought to you by Stitch Fix. All opinions are 100% my own. I wouldn't tell you about something I didn't love. Promise. 

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