A lot of people think you can’t dress well on a budget. They see beautiful people on Instagram and at awards shows looking incredible in designer suits and dresses. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to look or feel, your best.
If you are on a tight budget, you may not have the financial means to go on a shopping spree and fill your basket with fancy shoes and shiny accessories. But fashion isn’t always expensive. There are many ways to save money on nice clothes that will make you feel confident and attractive when out on the town, but without breaking the bank.
To get you started, here are four tips for reducing your fashion expenses.
One of the best ways to save a fortune when clothes shopping is to buy second hand. Many charity shops, markets, or vintage stores will have some great outfits for sale that are considerably marked down in price for the simple reason that they’ve had a previous owner. If you search hard enough you will find plenty of garments that suit your measurements and tastes, some of which may be designer labels.
Take advantage of discounts
There are loads of great discount clothing stores that sell high-quality, attractive clothes that are a lot cheaper than designer brands. Many stores will have racks full of clothes that are out of season and on sale. It might be harder to find something in your size but you shouldn’t turn your nose up at items just because they aren’t currently in vogue.
Repair old clothing
So many people in the modern world are quick to throw away anything that isn’t serving its purpose. We live in a society with a culture of disposability, where our possessions can easily be replaced with a new and improved version. But once upon a time, people knew how to fix things that were broken. If you have a broken bra strap, a torn dress, or a loose sole on your shoe, there is no reason to throw it in the bin. There are plenty of YouTube videos and blog articles online that will show you how to perform basic repairs on your clothes and accessories. For more significant damage, you may wish to consider taking them to a professional repair company like Fast-Fix to restore them to their original condition. You will have to buy clothes less frequently and save a huge amount of money as a result.
Look after your wardrobe
Both washing and storing your clothes improperly can cause them to wear out quicker than necessary and will result in you buying clothes more often. Check the label or manufacturer’s instructions before washing an item, to avoid the risk of using excess heat or machine washing a garment that needs to be hand washed. Folding clothes rather than hanging them can extend their lifespan too. It costs nothing to take a little more care of the things you wear, and the financial benefits over time will be significant.