It’s finally summer, the season of flowy sundresses, weekends by the pool, fun vacations and, of course, shopping. While summer items are taking over the stores, so is the wind taking over your wallet. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money to fill up your closet for the season. Here are 5 ways you can save money on clothing while still looking amazing.
Downsize Your Shopping List
Fact is, we all have a bunch of pieces that sit in our closet, waiting to see the light of day. If you need to purchase clothes this summer, make an inventory of your wardrobe and write down what is missing. Take your list with you when going shopping to make sure you don’t purchase any unnecessary items. And don’t forget the accessories. You can easily make your basic wardrobe feel more exciting with a few pieces of jewelry. You don’t have to purchase a new item for each of your outfits. A statement necklace, a dainty gold bracelet and an elegant pair of pearl dangle earrings would be more than enough to elevate the outfits you already own.
Pay a Visit to Thrift Stores
Shopping from thrifts stores may take you longer if you’re working with a checklist, but it’s definitely worth it. Be willing to do a lot of digging and keep an eye out for the things you need and don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of clothes and accessories displayed on the shelves. If you are lucky enough, you can snag a few designer bargains. Moreover, some thrift stores support different charities, so you would be doing a good deed with your purchase.
Stay Away From Super-Trendy Items
Fashion trends come and go. What you love wearing today you might not love so much next week. If you only purchase clothes that follow a specific trend, you might end up with a bunch of stuff you won’t like in a few months. To avoid this situation, only buy clothes that are practical and timeless. If you already own a bunch of items with prints, try purchasing things that are simple and basic, so you can wear them with what you already own. Monochrome T-shirts, classic jeans and shorts (not ripped), a flowy maxi dress, all can go a long way and help you save some money this summer.
Resell Old Clothes
Before purchasing new clothes, you must get rid of some old ones. After all, your closet space is not unlimited, so make the most of it by only keeping what you actually wear. Start with a much-needed decluttering session and set aside all the things that you haven’t worn in the past year. You will probably see that you have a collection of items that don’t fit you anymore, but are in great shape. Besides making some room in your wardrobe, selling your old clothes will bring you a little extra income as well. Moreover, having fewer clothes will help save time and the mental energy of deciding what to wear every day.