Every girl wants to look like a million dollars, but what if you don’t have a million dollars to spend on your wardrobe? Maybe you don’t even have hundreds to spend. Being fashionable doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are several ways to accumulate a beautiful wardrobe without compromising your budget.
Every woman should rock a few basic items. When money is tight, search for a few quality basics to build the rest of your wardrobe around. These should be pieces that will last, not go out of style in a month, and are neutral enough that they can be worn over and over again in different ways. These pieces are worth spending a larger chunk of your fashion budget on because the cost per wear will make it worth it when it is worn weekly, or even more often. Basic items can include a little black dress, a couple of nice pairs of pants and some simple blouses. These items pair well with a variety of other items and accessories, allowing you to build off them easily.
Beyond the Basics
Now that the basics are covered, it’s time to add some personal flair. Use sales to find new styles to try and trendy clothing within your budget. Sales on clothing are abundant during certain times of the year. Keep an eye on favorite stores and become familiar with their typical sale schedule. Clothing sales can save anywhere from 10%, and up to 70% or more, on purchases. Use these sales to find things that pair well with the wardrobe basics you own to create unique outfits.
As awesome as sales are, sometimes there are even bigger savings on clothing purchases if the store offers coupons. It is always a bonus if the store will combine coupon savings with their sales. Always check before shopping to see if coupons are available to help reduce the prices even further. Some stores may even offer coupons in combination with clearance prices, practically creating steals on items for their customers.
Don’t despair if the dream wardrobe you’ve always imagined isn’t attainable by shopping for brand new clothing. Secondhand clothing is currently a very popular way to shop due to its many pros. It saves money, is environmentally friendly and can provide a second chance at things you may have missed out on. If you are looking for higher-end used clothing, try consignment stores or clothing exchanges instead of thrift stores.
Finding the best clothes without breaking the bank is totally doable with a little thought and planning. Keep an open mind, buy only what you love and don’t be afraid to experiment.
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