Update your wardrobe without breaking the bank

New seasons call for closet upgrades. The cold season is kicking in and you will most definitely need additions that will keep you looking stylish. With a little practice, you can get the wardrobe of your dreams without emptying your account. 

Glam your coat: If you already have a classic warm jacket from last season, you may want to customise it to give it a face lift. You can add detailed buttons to give it a new look. You can also add a contrasting fabric or luxurious fabric on the lapel to give it a new look.

Use things you already have. If you are growing bored with your wardrobe, use your accessories by pairing and contrasting them. Only you will know that your “new” outfit isn’t so new. 

You can add detailed buttons to give your classic warm jacket from last season a new look. You can also add a contrasting fabric or luxurious fabric on the lapel to give it a new look. PHOTOS | FILE

Take advantage of flea markets and second-hand outlets. Pick essentials at affordable prices to upgrade and work with what you already have in your closet. Select warm pieces that are still in good condition that work for the season. Pick at least two to three knits like cardigans or jumpers that would work well for both layering or when worn on their own. Go for different styles and colours

Buy affordable basic accessories that are relevant to the season and don’t overspend. Invest in scarves, hats and gloves great for colder areas. Fabric is key here to keep warm. Mix both knits and heavy cottons in yummy colours.

Invest in thick, colourful leg warmers, socks and tights; these are superb for layering while still keeping you warm. If you already have those, opt for a colour that you don’t have to contrast.

Master the art of layering, just remember to keep your layers thin to keep warm. Play around with colours for interesting contrasts. You can easily carry on wearing what you already have in your closet without spending much.

Shop for seasonal clothes when the season ends you’ll avoid paying full price and your closet will be prepped for the next season.