Most of us girls love fashion, and so, it is only natural that we want to look as flawless and fashionable as possible. But with new fashion trends emerging each season and clothing and accessory prices rising, it isn’t always possible to get the newest look.
But what does this mean for us? Just because we can’t always afford the hottest trends, does that mean we can no longer be fashionable? No, it doesn’t.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways you can still look great without splurging on new season fashions. Here’s how:
If you are short of money, sales must be your new best friend. Sales are fantastic as they let you get your hands on some amazing pieces without having to spend too much. During the sales, clothes are priced affordably, making them the perfect time to stock up on necessities.
Before heading off to the sales, think about what you need and create a list. If you only have a small budget to work with, it is a good idea to know what you need to buy.
As well as heading to store sales, you can also go to sample sales and clearance sales, too. These are amazing for deals, at some clearance sales; you can get new season products that have up to 50% off their in-store price.
As well as heading to all the best sales, make a habit out of bargain shopping. If you need a new purse, but are strapped for cash, shop around until you find a store with the cheapest purses on sale.
However, just because you are bargain shopping, don’t forget that quality is also important. Bargain stores are all well and good for little bits and bobs, but don’t buy your entire wardrobe from them. Otherwise, you may end up looking a little cheap.
One of the best ways to bargain shop is by doing all your clothes shopping at designer outlet centres. Outlet centres have hundreds of designer stores that stock discounted clothing and accessories, perfect for any fashion-lover who is on a budget.
Recycle old clothing
Believe it or not, many trends come back around again, so it actually makes sense to hold onto your old fashion pieces. More often than not, vintage clothing comes back into fashion, and by saving your old clothes you can easily reuse them when the time comes.
It might also be a good idea to ask your parents or older siblings if you can go through their old clothes for anything you might want. Especially, if they mention that something that has just come back into fashion, like leather jackets, were all the rage when they were young.
Have a look in thrift stores
You may not like the idea of shopping in thrift stores, but they can actually have some fantastic pieces in them. And, best of all, everything in thrift stores is cheap to buy, perfect if you are struggling with a cash-flow problem.