Do you love being fashionable but don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on clothes? No Worries! It is possible to stay trendy on a budget when you follow these tips.
1. Buy Secondhand Pieces
It is incredible how much the cost of a piece goes down when you thrift instead of buying it brand new. There are all sorts of places to look for beautiful, high quality secondhand pieces. Check locally by going to thrift stores, yard sales, and swap meets. When you buy at yard sales and other informal sales, you can save even more by negotiating. There are also plenty of great places online, including Ebay, Poshmark, and Etsy where you can buy used clothing.
The great thing about purchasing secondhand items is that you can get truly unique pieces. Instead of having the same shirt that twenty other people purchased at a popular store, you can get gorgeous vintage and designer wear for affordable prices.
2. Join Loyalty Programs
Check your favorite big name department stores to see what sort of deals they offer to loyalty program members. For example, the Target RED card will give you five percent off your purchase, while the Kohl’s Cash program lets you save up points to make money on future purchases. As the money saving experts at Coupons.com explain, some options like the RED card give you additional perks including, “10% off on the anniversary of signing up with Target emails and 10% off select hotels when you book on Hotels.com.”
There is also coupon combining and more great ways to save at Target, making it a great place for fashion choices for women, men, and kids. If you shop at a place regularly, joining these programs can end up letting you get heavily discounted purchases.
3. Sell Old Clothes to Fund New Purchases
A lot of people tend to hang onto items they never wear because they plan to diet back down to the right size or have the item come back in style. However, this just leads to crowded closets and a constant drain on your clothing budget. Instead, try selling your items on websites like Poshmark and eBay. This lets them go to good homes while giving you money for new clothes.
A lot of people avoid this because they think it is a hassle, but you’d be surprised to learn how easy it is. Some sites make it as quick as snapping a fast picture on your phone and pressing a few buttons to post the item for sale.
4. Tweak Affordable Basics to Make One of a Kind Pieces
Learning a little basic sewing can be an excellent way to supplement your fashion budget. You do not need to invest in pricey sewing machines or tools. With a basic needle, thread, and cheap t-shirt from Target, you can make cute clothing. Continue swapping out boring buttons for colorful pieces, adding fringe to the edge of a shirt, or using colorful ribbon to add statement bows.
5. Check for Coupons and Discounts
The final key tip for saving money on fashion is simply taking the time to look for coupons and online discount codes. You can check the fine print on websites, read your local paper, or check a site like Coupons.com that do all the work of gathering available discounts for you. Most stores have at least one sale or coupon going on at any time, so always check. Ignoring it is just paying extra money for no reason.
When you take the time to shop smart and look for deals, you can find stylish pieces that fit in your budget.
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