Building your wardrobe can be such a costly nightmare. That’s because you need to go shopping every once in a while to buy the latest trends and styles. It’s not good when you’re constantly on a budget.
There are proper ways to shop for clothes and save money at the same time. Yes, it’s not impossible to do both when you become a smart shopper! You have to break some habits and really change your preferences because going to high end stores to shop for clothes isn’t going to put savings in your pocket.
Here are 4 smart ways to save money while shopping for clothes:
Buying silk clothes and blouses or cashmere coats even at a bargain price isn’t a good idea. They look good but they’d need special cleaning after you’ve worn them. So you’d have to take them to the cleaners to have them pressed and dry cleaned carefully. But that can cost you tons of money too. You have enough money to spare if you choose to buy clothes that don’t require dry cleaning. Think about the difference in costs if you buy clothes that you could just toss into the washing machine after. There are many fabrics used on clothes that have the same luxurious texture, so buy those clothes instead. It helps that they cost way less to buy than a £100 silk blouse that you got on sale.
It’s hard to resist buying clothes that come at a bargain price with 3 plus 1 specials on them. It’s tempting especially when they fit you quite well. And so you think that purchasing 4 colors of one design is good because then they’d match your colorful shoes too. It’s not a good idea because you’d have to figure out what happens to the fabric after it’s been washed. Would it pull or fray after? It’s recommended to buy only one piece with your favorite shade. The special sale won’t matter much if they all get destroyed when you’ve washed them wrong. You’d end up washing your money away too.
Shopping for clothes can be a lot fun but you’d have to gas up your car and travel an hour to go to a high-end mall to catch the sale they have on-going. Why not try shopping online and save on gas money instead?Most high-end malls already have an online presence. Chances are they could already have an online store offering the same special discounts and deals. Sometimes it makes more sense to do all your clothes shopping online and save yourself the inconvenience of a long drive.
- Shop for clothes you wear everyday
While you think it’s a good idea to shop for clothes you plan on wearing to the next girl’s night out or the next formal party, it really isn’t saving you money in the long run. Why? It’s because you’re using your cash today to spend on a plan and plans change all the time. You might end up not wearing them at all. Be practical about your shopping. It’s better to spend that money on clothes you wear to the office every day.
If you must go clothes shopping, try to think of ways to be smart about it. You’re not made of money so it won’t hurt if you could save while doing what you love.Right?