7 Ways To Upgrade Your Wardrobe On An Entry-Level Salary

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
It can sometimes seem impossible to keep up in our fashion-obsessed world — even more so when all you’ve got to work with is an entry-level salary and way too many goals involving flirty spring dresses and swoon-worthy sandals.

The struggle is real, but it is possible to make your starter income stretch beyond Forever 21. Who says you can’t partake in the joys of seasonal shopping before you score that first raise? Just because you’re still a girlboss-in-the-making doesn’t mean you should have to compromise on style cred. Read on for some clever (and crafty) ways you can freshen up your wardrobe — and still afford to pay rent.