There are few experiences quite as exciting as shopping for new items of clothing. That is until you realise what a sizeable chunk it takes out of your bank balance!
The good news is that it is indeed possible to bulk up your wardrobe without over-spending on your budget. Here are some saving-savvy tips to keep in mind.
Get rid of your old clothes
If you love to keep up with new trends, you can earn some money back by selling last season’s must-haves before topping up your collection. Take a day or two to work through your wardrobe and separate those items that are old and worn (donate these) from the items that are still in good condition but that you no longer wear (sell these). There are countless online websites and social media platforms that will allow you to sell your clothes quickly and easily.
Stay away from franchise retailers
You can expect to pay much higher prices when you opt to shop for clothing at high-end franchise retail stores. Instead, seek out some independent fashion boutiques instead. An excellent example is Froxx.co.uk which specialises in designer plus size clothing at incredible prices.
Set a budget
It is easy to overspend when you go into a store without a specific limit in mind. That is why it’s essential to sit down and calculate exactly how much you can afford to pay for your new items. Check the price tag on all pieces that catch your eye before trying them on in order to avoid disappointment and temptation to throw the budget out of the window!
Search for coupons online
It is a cinch to save hundreds on your shopping sprees if you know where to look. Keep your eyes open for websites that specialise in vouchers and discount codes and check them periodically to see how much you can save on items at your favourite stores.
Buy out of season
Clothing experiences a significant price hike at the turn of a season due to high demand. Buying out of season takes some strategising and patience, but it will save you thousands in the long run. While you won’t get the chance to show off your new pieces the moment that you buy them, but you will certainly have a wardrobe full of fashion to look forward to once the weather starts to change.
Take proper care of your clothes
You won’t need to replenish your wardrobe nearly as often if you make the effort to take proper care of your clothing. Always read the label before washing in the washing machine or using the tumble dryer and try to get as many wears in before declaring the item ‘dirty’. Jeans, for example, can be worn at least two-three times before needing a wash.
White shirts always start to look a bit worn around the collar, cuffs and armpits, but there is an easy way to get minimise the yellow armpit stains before you throw away your shirts.
See? Saving on your clothes shopping is relatively simple when you understand how to go about it. Now you can enjoy the latest fashion without the guilt that comes afterwards!
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