Looking Fashionable on a Budget
Shopping for clothes does not have to mean breaking the bank. You can look great while staying on your budget. Here are some shopping tips to help shop for the right clothes and for the right price.
You first need to decide on the kind of fashion that you prefer. Some people, when given the chance to buy something nice for a higher price versus a more affordable option at a more affordable number, often want the nice-looking, more expensive top but go for the more affordable option especially since they are more accessible or they think that the other choice is just way too pricey. It would help though to decide first how you wood ideally dress and use it as a guide to determine what kind of fashion choices you should consider gravitating to.
Review the stuff that you already have. A lot of times, people just tend to accumulate more and more things and hold on to them when they barely even use them in the first place. This is why before you shop, check the content of your closet first to determine which ones should go and which ones should stay based on your fashion preference.
You have the choice to sell, trade, or just toss the stuff that you no longer need. There are a lot of online shops where you can get your stuff auctioned at. You’ll be surprise how much you can actually earn out of selling clothes and other items that you no longer use. Since there is a very good chance that not everything will sell, you can always donate them to a good cause or just toss them away.
Now that you have freed up much space in your wardrobe, you are ready to shop. Write down the specific items for your dream wardrobe so you know what to shop for. A small closet that has quality clothes that will actually fit you perfectly is so much better than a huge one filled with old, cheap, and ill-fitting items.
Stick to the vintage classics as you will never go wrong with them. You can just embellish these basic items with whatever is trendy. Take note that the classic look will depend on your style. Classics are those items that you can wear all the time, items that can last several washings, and items that can really pull most of your wardrobe together.
A dark pair of skinny jeans can be a good investment since it is easy to pair with clothing items that will allow for a smooth transition from day to night. The classic little black dress, white shirt, a good pair of boots, a nice handbag, a nice suit, and a good pair of shoes are some of the wardrobe essentials that you want to own.
The best way to stay fashionable while spending less money is to purchase fewer things. You want to scale down and focus on those items that you really love and can be easily be paired with various other pieces in your wardrobe.
Set a budget too and set it to an amount that you know you can conveniently live with, no one expects you to turn up in a vintage dress that is your most cherished possession, but something that fits the occasion. You will want to stick within whatever spending limit you have set. Remember, the key is not to buy the cheapest you can find, but to buy the best quality women’s wear for the amount that you can afford.