Clothing is an essential that we all need to spend money on. Whether we’re buying clothes for ourselves, our partners, or our kids, and whether or not you enjoy the process, it’s simply something that has to be done.
Some people love buying clothes and spend a huge amount of money and time doing so. Others dislike it intensely, but they know they still need to do it every now and then.
No matter which side you are on, the fact is that saving money when you’re buying clothes is always a good thing. With that in mind, here are some ways to do it.
One of the best and easiest ways to save money when you need – or want – to buy clothes is to use coupons. You might already have some to hand, especially if you have something like a Home Depot military discount. However, even if you don’t have any coupons right now, there are dozens you can find very easily both on and offline.
One way to do it is to browse through local (ideally free) newspapers and clip out the coupons for use when you go to the store. Another option is to search online and either print off the coupon, save it to your phone, or use it when you shop online. Finally, you can also get discounts and coupons when you are signed up for newsletters, so if your favorite store has one, you should get on the mailing list, and you’ll be sent discount codes on a regular basis.
Buy Cheap Basics
Some items of clothing are what is termed ‘basics’. These include:
There is no point in spending a huge amount of money of these items, which are worn every day and aren’t there to look special or to be worn for a special occasion. Why spend money on a designer item that no one sees because you work from home?
If you save money on these items by buying cheap versions, you’ll have a lot more money to spend on more expensive – perhaps designer – items for a special occasion.
If you want to make your wardrobe seem more expensive but you don’t want to spend money to do it, you can use accessories. Items like headscarves, belts, shoes, bags, and even your jewelry can all come together to create a gorgeous look without you having to spend a fortune to achieve it.
What’s even better is that you can use the same basic clothing time and again but by changing your accessories, you can give yourself a whole new look for very little money.
If you do need – or want – to buy something new, a great idea is to search for something that can be worn all year round. In this way, you won’t have to hide the item away in your closet for months at a time. A good example is a summer dress that can be paired with tights, boots, and a blazer for a winter look. The more you can do this, the more money you’ll save overall.