There is a change in the air, a change in temperature that for me is always a signal to start thinking about how I can update my wardrobe for the season. I never overhaul it completely but I do like to add new pieces to give fresh options with which to play.
For me, this translates into giving me a little lift, especially on those days when I really could do with one.
Any wardrobe updating I do has to fit within our family budget too. I’d love to tell you that I’m good at that but I’d be telling a big porky pie. I don’t always have wins in that department but out of necessity (and maturity!) I’ve become more mindful on what I spend my hard-earned money and what earns a place in my wardrobe.
I also appreciate that everyone’s budget is different. What I think is a good bargain may be more than you’re ever willing to pay for one piece. Similarly what I think is out of my league budget-wise, might be very do-able for you. I think it’s important to shop within your means and only buy what’s truly necessary.
My only rule? Don’t buy it unless you LOVE it. If you don’t love it in the store, there is little chance you will when you get home.
Apart from that over-riding rule, head on over to Planning With Kids, where I’m sharing my nine tips for updating your wardrobe on a budget at any time of the year.