This certainly hasn’t been the year for shopping. Browsing clothes in stores — once a pastime of millions of people across the country — has felt less enjoyable since the coronavirus hit, and in some cases, it’s simply impossible. As such, millions of wardrobes are sitting barren of new items, and decidedly out of season, as we roll towards winter 2020.
To address this, and to feel that retail therapy that you’ve been needing this year, here’s a quick guide to how you can replenish and boost your wardrobe this winter on a budget.
There are sales wherever you look when you’re shopping online. This is wonderful news for the bargain hunter, but it does mean that it’s difficult to find the best deals, for the best items, in the swathes of red banners and shouty discount lines on most mainstream clothing websites.
Rather than shop in the sales, which can often contain last season’s items or items that are suitable for a summer already traveling into the past, it’s worth looking for discount codes that apply to a whole range of clothing on a store’s website. The Lands End coupon, for instance, will entitle you to discounts throughout their store and give you the freedom to pick items that’ll suit winter 2020 and early 2021.
If you’re not too bothered about purchasing clothing that has enjoyed a past with another owner, then this is an excellent time to search for items that have been used but kept in good condition. One of the many things that Americans have been doing in lockdown since the start of the year has been tidying their wardrobe and finding those items that no longer fit, which they’ll be glad to see go to a new owner.
This is your time to get your detective eyeglasses out and to scour the internet for the best deals — often on websites like Etsy, eBay, Amazon Sellers, Facebook Marketplace, and Gumtree. Hidden in the depths of the internet are the very best clothing deals and the most exciting items that you’ll be able to find as you shop around.
With a little more time on your hands than usual this winter, it’s a great opportunity for you to try your hand at making adjustments on your own clothes so that you give them a new lease of life. If you need a little tailoring on clothing that has gotten a little small or big on you over the years, this is the time to give it a go.
The same can be said for more major adjustments, like cutting the legs off jeans to make some attractive shorts, or re-imagining old t-shirts by dying them anew, crocheting on top of them, or cutting them up to make festival outfits. Take your inspiration from online clothes tips and go wild with your imagination to re-purpose your wardrobe with another style.
Use these quick tips to revamp your wardrobe on a budget this winter, keeping your eyes out for the best deals and styles when shopping online.