Stay Fashionable While Shopping On A Dime

Posted on Jan 15 2015 - 9:02am by FashionBetty

Shopping sales and clearances can be a great way to find amazing deals on last season’s hottest items.  This can make you look unfashionable and outdated if you are not shopping in the right way. However, it can also be a great way to save money and be fashionable when you have a limited budget.  There are some tips that you must be aware of if you want to be fashionable without having a lot of money to spend.

Tip 1 – Make Smart Shopping Decisions

One great way to stay on a budget when trying to remain fashionable is to make sure that you are making the smartest shopping decisions.  When you only have so much money to spend you will have to get creative to find the looks and styles that you want but it is possible with smarter choices.  One great choice is to make a “no sale, no buy” rule about anything that you are going to purchase.  This means that you will wait until you can get anything that you are going to buy on sale.  It can save you a considerable amount of money while still allowing you to be fashionable.

Tip 2 – Choose to Splurge on the Classics

When you are going to spend a little more on items, make sure that you are choosing to splurge on the classics.  Choose colors like black, gray, and whites that are not going to be out of style anytime soon.  Choose classic denim colors as well.  This does not mean that your wardrobe is going to be monochromatic or boring bout it will help you to make sure that you are always looking your best.  Plus it ensures you that designer pieces that you spend more money on will be worn for more than one season.

Tip 3 – Check Resale Stores, Websites, Groups, and Even Craigslist

Buying gently used items is another great way to save money.  Did you realize that many women only wear something one or two times before they send it away to consignment?  These fashionable women are going to be always purchasing the next bets thing and many times they are getting rid of items long before they are out of style.  If you shop at a resale shop enough you might even be lucky enough to make friends with the owner or someone who works there. This could pay off big in that they might call you first when something great is brought in.

Tip 4 – Know How to Shop Clearance

One of the biggest mistakes that women make when they are shopping clearance is that they choose trendy items.  These items are quickly out of style and end up not being worn much which means that they were not a good use of your money.  Instead purchase trendy items from big box retailers and less expensive brands so that you can add these pieces to the higher end classic pieces that you splurge on.

Finding great deals on a budget can be challenging enough but when you are trying to look fashionable it can feel impossible.  Remembering these tips will help you to save money and look fabulous.