Dress for Less – Style on a Budget
It’s the new year and your shopping hangover may still be lurking in the form of your credit card bill.
It’s time to get savvy about how you shop!
Shopping on a budget doesn’t mean scrimping on quality but it might mean paring back the quantity a little (or a lot).
Here are my 5 tips to dress for less in 2016.
Hold off buying pricier items until the end of season. You will get better savings and your items will be fresh for the next year instead of feeling tired and worn when you pull them out again.
All the greatest sales are online. It can be really scary to shop online (I know I still have phobias about online sizing). Start playing around with stores like ASOS, The Iconic and overseas retailers like Nordstrom for serious savings.
Shop your closet
Get into your own wardrobe and see what you really have. Try making new combinations using items you already own. You might just surprise yourself with your creativity. If you feel like a creative dunce then simply search your items on Pinterest for some fabulous instant inspiration.
Sales, rewards and points = big value
Get those cards and USE them! Using your loyalty bonuses and store cards can really add up. Try linking two people to one card to increase the value. I am an avid flybuys user (probably because I spend my life at the supermarket these days) and I use those lovely rewards points for cute new clothes or shoes at K-mart or Target. It all adds up to serious style.
Save for the good stuff
Once you know what is in your wardrobe you can make a list of what you need. (or what you want to need.) If you are desperate for a quality item then feel free to splurge. With this condition… save for the item and pay with cold, hard cash! You will treasure this item so much more because you took the time to consider and save for the purchase.
In a world full of tap and go credit it is all too easy to get sucked into a shopping vortex. Make 2016 the year you get savvy about your shopping.
Stay stylish xo