Are you looking to pinch pennies this year? Saving money doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style, even if it does mean making a few adjustments to old habits. Start tactically arranging a wonderful wardrobe for less with these handy tips:
1. Sale Spotting
It’s tempting to buy clothes as and when you want them, however, this approach doesn’t help your pocketbook. Always shop off-season (bikinis in winter, faux fur coats in summer) and whenever there’s a sale. Weekdays are usually better for shopping, when it comes to selection and price – Thursday evening is the golden retail time for customers looking for a good deal.
2. Shop Online
A little known fact is that anything you can find in-store, you can probably find at a cheaper price online. My Voucher Codes is a great website that keeps shoppers updated about the latest deals on the market. If you have a favourite store, sign up to their newletters/emails – it may be slightly annoying to be inundated with emails, but you’ll hear about exclusive offers and sales.
Sites, such as eBay, offer second hand clothes for a fraction of their RRP. Sometimes these items are brand new!
3. Get Mileage Out Of Your Clothes
Often, clothes fall apart or become so boring that you let them stagnate at the back of your closet. With a few crafting skills under your belt, you can bring tired garments back up to scratch. Learning to sew takes time, but it’s a godsend for unflattering dresses or ripped trousers.
There are a range of different craft videos online, from how to turn your old jeans into sexy shorts and knitting your very own winter scarf, so get creative!
Make your girlfriends’ wardrobes work to your advantage. Hold a clothes and accessories swap. You can trade in some outfits that you’ve worn to death for a new look that’ll keep your closet firmly updated.
5. Nail The Basics
Basics are boring, but they do you serious favours. Simple, lace-trimmed vest tops will last you all year round and can dress up any old pair of jeans.
6. Use Accessories To Your Advantage
Getting bored of your wardrobe? Buy some new accessories to jazz up ancient outfits, without spending a fortune. Relatively inexpensive, accessories are easy to lay your hands on, and you can even snap up some darling scarves or bracelets from your local charity shop. Pearl and Butler have wonderful costume jewellery that costs next-to-nothing, when compared to precious metal and gems.
7. Quality Pieces
If you’ve reached that crucial point and you must buy yourself a new outfit, spend a little extra to invest in quality items. Cheap clothes may seem like a great idea at the time, but they’ll fall apart quickly, whereas decent clobber can withstand years of use and abuse.
8. Avoid Impulse-Buying
Old habits die hard. If you’re an impulse-buyer to the core, forbid yourself from purchasing any items in store. Give yourself a week before you make any purchases. If you still want the item after seven days of contemplation, go ahead; but never buy on the same day. You’ll only regret it!