Get That Frugal Feeling
Retail is your therapy. There’s nothing like a new pair of slingbacks to remedy a stressful moment. Yet your practically poor student status has really left you stunned – little money to spend and so much to buy, what’s a girl to do?
Budget (a.k.a. not splurging on that designer handbag you’ve been lusting for). And be picky about your purchases.
Shop sales. At the end of every season, stock up on cheap essentials like tank tops and sweaters. Even if you can’t wear them right away, you’ll have a cheap wardrobe come next year, especially if you stick to pieces that aren’t one-time trends. Also try shopping at stores your friends aren’t, like thrift stores, consignment shops and vintage boutiques. You never know what you’ll find on the cheap if you look a little harder.
Clean your closet. Throw out anything you’re not wearing and figure out what you need. You’ll know exactly what to look for when you’re shopping (no, you don’t need an eighth pair of boots). What about those amazing designer jeans you bought on sale but still don’t fit after six months? Invest in clothes that fit your body well, and you’ll no longer be wasting cash but looking perfectly in style.
Browse the internet. Your favorite store most likely has an online site. Many of these shops post sales on the web that you won’t see at the mall.
Buy little extras. Splurge on classics, like black pumps or a nice bag that won’t go out of style but can instantly update your wardrobe. Even a smaller accessory, like a nice piece of jewelry, can be cheap and go a long way to brighten up and old outfit.
Channel your inner thriftiness – being cheap really can go a long way.