I haven't updated my wardrobe in years and I want something new.
Keep in mind that I'm a guy and I'm from Canada.
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Well, it really depends on what stores you plan on shopping at and what you can realistically afford. How much of your wardrobe are you looking at replacing? What items are you desperately needing?
If you just need a few key things, like a few shirts, a pair of pants, maybe some shoes. Maybe $200. But if you need a lot of things, then maybe more. If you need big items like a new jacket and some nice shoes, then factor that in as well (a pair of shoes could cost 100 bucks).
Keep in mind you don't have to spend a lot. I shop thrift stores and they are sometimes a great place to find some good items. Tons of brand names and often times they are still in pretty good condition too!
Shop clearance racks first, because sometimes you can find items that will work in the current season in there. Even basics sometimes go on sale, like plain t-shirts, and they will be half the cost of the ones sitting at the front of the store.
Or even going to cheaper stores like Wal-mart for basics. They have basic t-shirts at walmart for like 5 bucks. Buy like 4 of those, and you can layer them with nicer sweaters from good stores, and keep some money for some other items.
Keep an eye out for good sales too, places like Old Navy have sales each week. If you buy items that they have on special, you are bound to get pretty good deals. Old Navy also has a really great clearance section. They always have tons of stuff there.
Stores like Urban Behaviour also have lots of good basic items at a low cost. Even H&M has some good stuff in their clearance section. Not really sure what stores you like to shop at, but I am currently upgrading my wardrobe and it sometimes takes time.
It's fine to splurge, but for more season specific items (like a winter jacket, if you are looking for one) needs to be bought closer to the winter. They may have some out now, but the selection will be quite limited by now.
Anyway, good luck with the shopping! Hopefully this helps! :)1