It’s not that big of a secret that an average woman could spend an above average salary on clothing only. Unfortunately, not many of us can afford that luxury, so we have to juggle with what we have. If you master the art of juggling with the money you have and the clothes you want to have, you girl are on the top of the world! As with every art, this is not an easy task, it takes some talent and a lot of hard work. Prepare your hands for ‘digging’ in consignment shops, fingers for clicking through online stores and legs for running from mall to mall in search for the most favourable sales. Follow the advices bellow and your mission will be easier.
Shop off Season
This could probably be the least favourite way of shopping, but the most effective in money saving. When a woman goes into a boutique and buys some perfect piece she wants to put it on right now. Shopping of season doesn’t provide you with this pleasure, but it will leave your wallet ‘happy’. The best way to get this right is to make a list of what your need for the next year and compare it with the amount of money you are willing to invest. Don’t buy items that are ‘hit of the year’ and will be outdated the very next.
Explore the Web
Shopping online is an increasing trend, not only because you’re unburdened of commute and the range of choices is wider, but because of the numerous discounts and sales. Some internet retailers offer up to 80% discounts if you have Amazon promotional codes, for instance. You see now how shopping online can bring you triple savings: saving money for commute, saving time and spending less due to numerous special offers. To be sure that the website is trustworthy, read the customers’ reviews.
Use Outlet Stores
This kind of shopping endeavour can be just the way to bag a bargain. The alternative for retailer selling multiple brands is to choose a specific brand you like and visit an outlet store owned by the one you’ve chosen. Because every item in this sort of store is made by the same manufacturer it is highly likely they’ll offer significant discounts. Also, the outlet stock often contains clothing form previous seasons and the prices of those pieces are usually very low.
Shop in Consignment Stores
If you hesitate from buying in second-hand shops because you feel embarrassed, remember that many celebs, such as Zooey Deschanel and Julia Roberts, are doing the same and they’re not afraid to admit it. In just one effective consignment shopping you can find several designer pieces which are almost never worn at ridiculously low price. These shops are also rich with great vintage items and perfect source of boho chic lady.
Invest in Classic Pieces
This advice is somewhat costly, but in the long run you’ll be thankful for it. Every woman needs to have several timeless pieces in her wardrobe. They have to be resistant to trend changes, of great quality and endurance and easy to combine. Due to all of this, you are allowed to spend more money on them because they are made to last. Some of the inevitable items are: little black dress, skinny jeans, fitted black blazer, black pumps, leather purse and matching belt, black leather jacket and a pencil skirt.
Find your inner wise spender, but remain true to your style. It truly is possible to have it all: money in your pocket and stylish clothes in your wardrobe.