At the End of Your Robe

Each week, stylist Julie Greene offers expert advice on looking fierce in a financial crisis.

money-on-clothesline 150You’ve tried them on, mulled it over, considered repairs, and still can’t make certain clothes work for you. So they’ve been voted out of your closet, have been bid “Auf Wiedersehen.” Or, maybe you’ve decided to let go of some beloved pieces in order to put some money in your pocket.

Fortunately, one Fashionista’s trash is a Recessionista’s treasure (this goes for guys, too). As a former vintage clothing store-owner and power Ebay seller, I am all too familiar with the second-hand clothing market and how to get the most out of what you no longer need. Here are five ways to say farewell to your unwanted clothes with no regret or guilt—only gain.

Each week, stylist Julie Greene offers expert advice on looking fierce in a financial crisis.

clothing-pileWe all have them: Outdated, worn out, tired looking clothes that need a little—or a lot of—TLC. In more prosperous times, we can just toss and replace them. These days, it makes sense to get the most out of what you’ve already got. With a little creativity and a few dollars, you can make awkward items live up to their potential.

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Each week, stylist Julie Greene offers expert advice on looking fierce in a financial crisis.

hangersSitting around in your bathrobe waiting for the recession to end so you can start wearing your pinstripes or your Manolos again is not going to help matters. Throwing them away, however, just might.

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