Looking good and keeping up with the latest trends is not easy. It takes time, organisation, and money. First, there are the clothes themselves. Then there are shoes and accessories to consider. And this doesn’t take into account all the beauty products you use over a year.
Fortunately, there ways to keep up with this year’s style, without taking out a small mortgage.
- Start Thinking Style Instead Of Fashion
Fashions come and go, but style is timeless. Don’t worry about every little trend. Instead, focus on cultivating your own individual style and work on that. Add key pieces as needed but stick to a monthly clothing budget. This will make you much more discerning when it comes to purchases.
- 2. Fast Fashion VS Classics
There’s a certain allure to fast fashion. It’s fun, up-to-date and cheap. And of course, it’s fine to top up with a few pieces from your favourite store. However, the problem is that it doesn’t last and is often poorly made. Unfortunately, poorly-made clothing equals garments that don’t fit or drape properly.
Paying a little more for your clothes and buying less of them is an investment. They will last longer, and the styles are less likely to be fleeting.
- Bargain Hunter
There are lots of ways to save money when shopping for clothing, especially if you shop online. Check for voucher codes before you hit the checkout button. Discover the voucher codes and the offers of Plusvouchercode and other brands to save ££s.
If you have the nerve, you can always wait until your favourite brand begins their sale. However, you risk that item you’ve been eyeing going out of stock. Get a feel for when the main sale seasons start and have a good rummage.
Sample sales are another great way to pick up pieces by your favourite designer or maker, at a fraction of the cost. Items may have tiny flaws, but they are usually not visible.
- Designer Accessories
If you can’t afford designer outfits, consider investing in designer accessories instead. A simple shift dress is transformed with a Chanel belt or Bulgari necklace. It gives the illusion of a designer outfit.
5. Charity Shopping
Full books have been written on this subject. There is no end to the treasures you can discover in charity shops. It’s also an ethical way of shopping as you are helping to minimise waste and recycle. Some are better than others, and it may take a little bit of detective work to find the best ones for fashion items.
6. Mix, Match And Repurpose
Even the savviest of fashionistas can get in a rut with their clothes. Once you have created an outfit, there is a tendency to repeat that look. However, mixing and matching garments and accessories can create a completely different style.
Repurposing is also a good way to give the illusion of lots of different outfits. This can be achieved by simple edits such as changing buttons, adding scarves, or more detailed changes if you have the right sewing skills.
So, forget about fashions and concentrate on style. Start with your current wardrobe and add new garments sparingly. Getting savvy with your spending will ensure you keep up-to-date without breaking the bank.