Posted on by Blaire Burdette

Budgeting friendly work attire
There is no doubt that we are in challenging times, though we must adapt. Everything from the way we eat, shop, work, and budget is changing. We must balance our lives accordingly. We still all need to work and look presentable. So how do you budget a friendly work wardrobe if you have a limited income?

There are many ways to spend your money wisely and get an amazing work wardrobe that will impress your boss and your co-workers! All it takes is a little research and desire to find the wardrobe for you!

Quick ways you can build your wardrobe now:

Borrow from a family member or friend
Research and compare sales of each store
Go to a thrift store
Go to a consignment store
Sell old clothes for new clothes
Research different shopping apps
Create a capsule wardrobe
Use neutral colors
Don’t be too picky!
Do be yourself!

The search for that perfect wardrobe doesn’t have to put a dent in your wallet. Whether you are going for a promotion or just want to show your co-workers how great you can look, you can make this happen on a low budget! It’s really up to you and what you feel will bring out your best! From thrift stores to create a
capsule wardrobe you got this!

What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a compilation of clothing that never runs out of style! This goes back to the 1970s and the phrase is made popular by Susie Faux, owner of “Wardrobe”, a clothing boutique in London.

Clothing items such as skirts, pants, jackets, coats can be interchangeable and used with accessories to produce a fabulous wardrobe yourself for many years! To build one of these “clothing capsules”, takes about seven decent pieces of clothes to start with.

I don’t like thrift stores!

I used to be that person until I went to a local thrift store and was amazed at what people donate after only a couple of uses. I bought a Calvin Klein peacoat that was originally priced at USD 200.00 and I found it for $45.00! It was barely used and I still have it to this day!

Of course, you need patience and you must be hungry for the hunt to find the clothes that make you feel good and look good. Browse the racks, you will be surprised at what great finds there are to be discovered by you!

Get creative!

You may even have these items in your closet right now! Do some Spring Cleaning and you will be amazed at what you have forgotten about. You may even find some money that you forgot in one of your old jacket pockets! If you can sew, even better! Reinvent a blouse, jacket, slacks, anything! The possibilities are endless!

You really can budget-friendly work attire and still look stunning! Even if you're working remotely it’s always good to look good and feel comfortable. Good luck and happy hunting!