Find out here how to buy clothes and don’t spend a lot on every piece and make the most of what you already own.
Everyone loves going shopping and getting the best and trendiest looks, everyone except your wallet. People sometimes spend a tiny fortune on just one item when there’s no need to. Keep on reading for the best 5 tips to keep buying cool clothes but don’t spend a lot on them.
If you’re buying layering pieces that you mostly wear under other things there’s no need to spend a lot of money on them, like tank tops or plain tees, and they don’t even need to be super cool or trendy, don’t bother shelling out for a brand name.
No one’s going to see it, and it’s probably not going to last long, save the labels for stuff you actually show off.
2. Shopping out of season
It’s exciting to buy things pre-season. The thing is that when you buy in anticipation of what’s next, you’re paying the maximum retail price. If you shop for what’s not happening, you’ll get a much better price. Your wallet will definitely agree!
3. Buy one really great swimsuit
When you’re gearing up for a vacation, it’s tempting to load up on fun, inexpensive swimwear. But do they actually work? all of that cheap stuff is going to wind up costing you more in the long run. Not only are you buying more of it, to begin with, but it’s going to be sagging, stretching, or sheer before you know it. Instead, invest in one really great, well-made swimsuit, and make it last. Sure it seems harsh to spend a lot of money on just one piece of clothing but in the long run, it’s going to save a lot of money.
4. Skip the factory outlets
“But I can save 50% off retail price!” you say. Well, can you? Outlet stores are usually a mix of items from last season that didn’t sell (usually for a reason, like an unflattering color, poor fit, or a short-lived trend) and items that were made just for the outlet. Items made just for outlets are generally not as high quality, so all you’re really paying for is the label.
5. Go easy on trends
Everybody loves fashion trends, but they are truly expensive. Once that moment’s over though, it’s either sitting in your closet, head for charity or saying loudly to all around you, “Hey, I bought this in 2012!” Even though stores like H&M and Forever 21 try to get you to buy ultra-trendy items because they’re so cheap, think about it before purchasing them, it’s very likely that you’re gonna regret it later!