No matter how much money do you spend on clothes it always seems too much and you never end up with enough stuff. Spending piles of money on clothing has become rather unnecessary luxury so the time has come to debunk the myth that in order to look better you need to spend more. It is possible to buy all the things you need while staying within your budget. All it takes is to know few useful practices and stick to them. Upcycling, refreshing, repurposing, buying on sales and in consignment stores will make your life easier without disappointing your inner fashionista.
To save money you need to buy wisely. That means don’t buy everything that is IN this season and you know that will probably be dated the next one. By opting for few classic pieces that you’ll be able to combine well with most colors and styles, you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble. Trend chasers’ positions are reserved for celebs. In these classic pieces, however, you can invest more money than you would usually for some other items. They should be made to survive not only different trends, but the ravages of time too.
Buying clothes out of the season is a great way to fill your wardrobe with fabulous items at low prices. Clearance racks are your wallet’s best friend, but it can be difficult to decide because you’re not in the “seasonal mood” yet. To make your life easier, write a list of all the things you need for the upcoming year and organize your budget accordingly. In order to save time, check the web for stores which are offering post-seasonal discounts.
Yes, we literally mean, lurking around the corner and finding the most favorable sales, whether we are talking about real corner or the virtual one. Web stores are sometimes more affordable and they offer wider range of choices, not to mention the amazing coupons you can find there. Be smart when buying online, some retailers have discounts at certain days and hours, so it can happen that in just two hours after your purchase the item is cheaper.
Lately, the number of these shops has increased and for a good reason. They are extremely affordable and it is possible to find quality and almost never worn (or actually never worn) designer items. And with these seasons’ love for vintage it is quite probable you’ll fell in love with your local consignment store. Though an effective secondhand store shopping requires some time and some “digging”, it is a great way to find beautiful clothing without desolating your wallet.
Think outside the box and you’ll find some great ways of refreshing your wardrobe while staying within your budget. For instance, take a sewing course, it will cost you some money, but in the long run, it will pay off. If this kind of creativity is not your cup of tea, organize a swap party, where you and your friends will bring clothes you’re tired of and exchange it. Make this event a tradition, where you’ll be able to have fun and get almost new clothes.
We left the most important advice for the end: always shop for clothes that will make you feel good in your skin, you can’t put a price tag on that.