When you’re interviewing for a new job, you can expect to be asked the question “What’s your greatest weakness?” Jeff and Mike, the interview Guys, write that the interviewer most likely wants to hear about a weakness that is relevant to the workplace. The potential employer is wondering about things like time management, rather than you’re inability to say no to chocolate.
But for some people, chocolatey treats or actually using that gym membership really is their greatest downfall. A common weakness for many people is overspending when shopping, which is completely understandable when all you want is a new wardrobe.
Unfortunately we can’t help you with the time management problem. But if want a new look and you have a tight budget, we’ve got you covered. Check out these five tips that will help you to revamp your wardrobe, even if you consider your budget to be one of your greatest weaknesses.
Vintage and thrift stores have some hidden treasures
Who says you need to spend a pretty penny to find a wardrobe game changer. You’d be surprised what hidden treasures you can find at thrift stores for just a few bucks. As long as you have patience, you might even find vintage designer items. Don’t get discouraged if you leave empty-handed; thrift store shopping can be hit or miss depending your luck that day.
If you’re crafty, consider DIY’ing
There are plenty of ways to spice up your wardrobe with some sequins, a pair of scissors, and a glue gun. If you search the pages of Pinterest, you can find inspiration for funkifying some of your old and drab clothing pieces. By DIY’ing, you can transform an old pair of jeans into a funky piece of clothing that is completely unique to you.
Layering can completely transform an outfit
Magical things can happen when you try layering your clothes. Try layering a sweater over a dress to transform it into a skirt. This gives you the ability to create completely new outfits from clothes you already own. The best part? This technique is completely free!
Swap clothes with your friends
If you have no money to spend whatsoever and your friend is in the same boat, consider swapping clothes with each other. This does not have to be a permanent swap; you can make an agreement to return the clothes in 3 months, 6 months, or whenever. This gives you the chance to change your look without spending a penny, and you don’t need to say goodbye to your clothes in the process.
Use popular resale apps
There are so many apps out there that allow you to buy used clothing for a fraction of the original cost. One of the most popular fashion resale apps is Poshmark. Fellow Poshmark users are constantly selling designer items in top-quality condition. If you have some unused fashion items gathering dust in your closet, considering selling on Poshmark. You can then use the money to spice up your own wardrobe.