How to Refresh Your Wardrobe Without Breaking the Bank

Affordable, but make it ✨fashion✨
29 March 2022

Affordable, but make it ✨fashion✨

Hit up thrift stores (duh!)

honsieponsie thrift store
via @honsieponsie

Hitting up thrift stores like @honsieponsie on Instagram is no fashion secret or trick; but if you look deeper, you'll find that many stores hold temporary pop-ups, events, or organise sales with additional markdowns.

Actually use Instagram Shopping

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When Meta introduced the Shopping tool to Instagram, some scoffed at the concept. But if you're in dire need of a wardrobe reset, Instagram Shopping is a handy tool to keep track of stuff you're interested in, get recommendations, and check out interesting stores at a glance.

Shop local (or regional)

hotel official
via @hotel.official

Often, we overlook local (and regional) brands in favour for larger global labels. However, regional brands are great for getting Asian sizes right (if that pair of pants you got from a random fast fashion brand just won't cut it), and often times also offer free shipping. Everyone's favourite words.

Don't overlook Taobao

crying center studio on taobao
via @cryingcenterstudio

Yes, Taobao's not just a site where you can get random household items and basic fashion pieces from. Many independent fashion designers from China retail on the site, such as Crying Center, Gently Sunk-In, and more, if you're a fan of more unique pieces.

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