Being always dressed up when you have a tiny budget can be a really challenging task. Especially now when the trendiest garments are usually the most expensive. Also, we won’t even start about the speed of trend changes and that huge amount of clothes you need to buy. Nevertheless, we can help you with your problem. Check out our suggestions and you’ll easily be able to be stylish on a budget.
Why? Because classic colors will never go out of style – simply, they are classic. The essential part of shopping on a budget is definitely buying garments in colors such as white, black, grey and nude. Not to mention that these colors are very trendy. And besides looking polished, their other advantage is that you can pair them with any other color. Invest in a classic white tee, black tee, white shirt, black turtleneck, and of course LBD. These pieces are timeless and will definitely last long.
These little hats have come back with an explosion. You will now see berets on the streets more often than you see people with smartphones. Tilt your beret a bit as it is really chic when its rim is over one eyebrow. This way, it will frame your face nicely.
You have probably seen Rihanna rocking the “Thrasher” tee, right? And since Rihanna is the ultimate Goddess of fashion, she can serve as a perfect role model. You wouldn’t believe how many awesome and cheap logo tees you can find now, from NASA all the way to Coca Cola. Pair those with your denim or pencil skirt, and top them with a nice sweater if it is a little bit chilly.
The person who invented sales should be celebrated. It is crazy that a garment that cost 100 dollars two weeks ago now costs a little bit over 20. The best periods for shopping are the beginning of August, around Christmas, January and February. You will find a whole bunch of clothes at bargain prices.
Some things are just worth splurging on
Sometimes, we just have to spend a couple of hundreds. Investing in a high quality coat, or a pair of great leather boots that will last for over a decade and in which you will walk miles is always a good idea. Just make sure that you know which pieces are worth splurging on.
Save up on kids apparel as well
Even though kids clothes seem like the biggest waste of money (since they grow faster than your home plants), it doesn’t have to be that way all the time. You can easily save on children’s clothes in many ways:
- Buy clothes that are relatively plain – you know, gender neutral garments. Not only are they cheaper, but they are also great if you are planning to have more kids in the future. Little ones will easily wear their older sibling’s clothes.
- Go second-hand ‒ People tend to instantly connect second-hand with worn-out and torn clothes. The reality is completely different. As we already said, kids grow fast; so you can find great deals on clothes for children which will remain almost intact since they are used only for a few months.
- Make their clothes last longer by getting one size bigger garments. The difference between fitting and one size bigger clothes is almost unnoticeable, but yet you will save a lot of money.
- Instead of buying them formal attire (seriously, how many times are they going to need it? Two?), rent it.
- Take care of their clothes, read the labels and follow the washing and ironing instructions
Remember, it doesn’t matter how great a particular garment looks. It is all about comfort and smart shopping.