When it comes to clothes shopping, not wasting money is just as important as finding that special bargain.
Too often we make purchases of things we don’t need, never wear or are expensive to maintain. Smart clothes shopping starts with a plan for your wardrobe as a whole and also takes into consideration the cost of owning each item.
Clothes shopping tips
Need some tips for making the most of your clothes shopping money? These tips will ensure every dollar is well spent.
- Cost of ownership
- Buying multiples too soon
- Shop the edges of the store
- Rule of three
- Make your wardrobe foundation items boring
- Spend some time and money on maintenance
- Make a plan before making purchases
- Don’t buy for your fantasy life.
Cost of Ownership
Ever bought a beautiful silk blouse that was an absolute bargain only to end up spending many times that purchase price getting it dry cleaned? Yep. Me, too.
And, it’s not just dry cleaning costs. Consider the time it takes to hand wash delicate fabrics or fiddling around with items that need to be dried flat. Your time is a cost, too.
So, before heading to the counter with your potential new item of clothing, check the washing instructions tag. Look for the tag on an inside side seam.
Being frugal and saving your money doesn’t mean you need to deprive yourself of the things that make life enjoyable. You can still have an attractive wardrobe without spending a fortune.
Plan ahead and buy wisely and you’ll always look (and feel) amazing!
What are your tips for saving money on clothes?
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