Give All Your Old Clothes New Life


It’s yet another day where you feel unmotivated to put together an outfit because you feel like you have “nothing” to wear. It would be easier to grab your wallet and just buy some new clothes that you’ll be excited to put on.

But wait. Before you start browsing boutiques and online retailers for brand-new items, you should empty out your closet. Pull your clothes off the hangers and out of your dresser drawers and take a good look at everything you have. You just might be surprised that you have plenty of incredible outfits ready to go. And if you don’t find anything you like, you can always put in a little effort to transform your old clothes into fashionable gems.

Save Yourself Money

Is your budget really tight? Then, it’s not a good idea to go shopping for a new wardrobe. You could easily drain your account and leave yourself in a vulnerable spot until your next payday. What if there’s an emergency before your paycheck comes in?

If you make the mistake of overspending on clothes and you need help paying for an emergency expense, you have a couple of options. You could put the charge onto your credit card as long as the balance is below the limit. You could go to a website like CreditFresh to see whether you qualify for a personal loan online. If you meet the qualifications and get approved, you could use the loan to pay for the emergency expense quickly.

As a note, you should only use a personal loan for an emergency expense. It’s not meant for non-urgent expenses, like clothes.

How Can You Give Old Items New Life?

Instead of spending your money on new clothes, you should revamp the clothes sitting in your closet. Here are some simple ways to do that:

Give Them TLC:

A lot of items will look much better once you give them a little TLC. Wipe down those scuffed leather boots and give them a thorough polishing. Wash those dirty sneakers and replace the broken laces. Hand-wash and de-pill your fuzzy winter sweaters until they look neat and tidy again. Take those worn-down, wrinkled button-up shirts, dip them in a starch solution and iron them once they’re damp. These are all things that you can do to make your items look good as new.

Make Repairs:

Have you stuffed your old jacket in the closet because the buttons fell off? Have you ignored boots that have a stuck zipper? This is a sign that you should stop ignoring those repairs and deal with them. You don’t have to be a professional tailor to make fixes like sewing on new buttons or unjamming stuck zippers — you just need a little patience.

Get the Scissors:

One way to revamp your old clothes is to take a pair of scissors to them. Turn your jeans into a pair of shorts. Turn your fitted t-shirts into stylish crop tops. Turn those modest midi-skirts into flirty mini-skirts.

Add More Color:

Are your old white shirts looking a little dull? You can give them new life by tie-dying them in your favorite colors.

Grab the Bleach:

Maybe more color isn’t the answer. Maybe less color is the way to go! Use chlorine bleach to add trendy designs to your darker-hued clothes. You can use the DIY technique on everything from your navy pants to your black hoodies.

By the time you’re done making these changes, your whole wardrobe will look completely different, and you’ll be excited to get dressed again.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.