Do you want a new wardrobe without breaking the bank?
Well, looking good shouldn't leave you broke, so with a few budget-friendly fashion tips, you can learn how to shop smart and still look like a million bucks.
Having a “one in one" out rule is a great way to keep track of your closet and not go overboard buying unnecessary clothes you don’t need.
There are many ways you can sell your unwanted clothes and make money for new ones, such as taking unwanted clothing to thrift shops, selling online using second-hand clothing apps or posting on social media for your friends to purchase perhaps.
Buy Out Of Season
One of the smartest ways to dress for less is taking the opportunity to buy all your swimwear and shorts in the January sales and vice versa, buy all your winter essentials in July.
Why splash out on a £200 winter coat when you can buy it half price in the summer? It’s a no brainer!
Don’t Overwash Your Clothes.
Washing your clothes too often ultimately requires replacing the item sooner than needed due to weakened fibres and faded dyes.
Another helpful tip is to avoid the tumble dryer where possible, as it can age your clothes a lot faster than hanging them out to dry on a clothing rail.
Do you know all the lint you see come out in the lint tray is little pieces of your clothes that have fallen off?
Buy Trends you Know Won’t Die
Stop buying clothing because it’s hot right now, which you know you aren’t going to wear again come next year.
You will save a lot more money in the long run by buying good quality items that never go out of style. Here’s a list of items that have been hot for generations and for sure will never go out of style.
Little black dress
Fix Your Worn Out Shoes
Take old dirty trainers to a professional shoe cleaner instead of splurging out on a brand new pair.
This usually costs around £20-25, and the trainers come out brand new, which can end up saving you a fortune.
You can also get your broken heels, boots, and shoes mended at the cobblers for a fraction of the price of buying brand new.
Create A Clothing Purchase List
Make a list of what your wardrobe needs, this way, you won’t shop for unnecessary things.
Shop for outfits and not clothing; what’s the point in splurging out on a gorgeous top when you don’t have anything else to match?
If you’re on a budget, try to focus the list on things you need rather than something you want.
Shop Vintage And Pre Loved Fashion
From consignment shops filled with designer fashion brands to discount thrift store chains, secondhand stores are a great resource for unique pieces at a great price.
Bear in mind that you can’t be sure you will find exactly what you're looking for, but bring a wishlist and an open mind.
A little tip when thrift shopping, choose nicer areas to greater your chances of finding the perfect bargain.
There you have it, 6 ways to dress for less, take on some of these helpful tips the next time you hit the mall and it’s guaranteed to save you money!