Frugal Hack: Buy New Buttons – Not Clothes!

As the mornings get colder, we are well and truly headed towards winter.

I’ve had the same few wool and cashmere coats which I have worn for years and was feeling a bit bored of them. Instead of buying new ones, I instead bought new buttons and transformed them into completely different garments.

My pretty vintage buttons!

One problem with op/thrift shop coats is that they can look really dated – this frugal hack lets you update your wardrobe without buying extra clothes. I started by researching coats from luxury brands and noticed a lot of them had these big gold buttons that looked really trendy. I then scoured my local op shop, Etsy and eBay and bought some for $12.87. They were on the pricey side but they were high-quality, vintage ones which were perfect. It can definitely be done for significantly cheaper!

After a bit of hand sewing, my old coats were completely transformed! They look so high-end and has made me excited to wear them again. Instead of spending $100+ on a new coat, I spent just under $6.50 each. Furthermore, I reduced landfill waste and also got to have a more customised garment.

Here are the results!

Published by Ruba Khan

Hi, I'm Ruba! The Money Marketer is a financial discussion space to discuss all things money and investment, with a touch of food and lifestyle.

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