Friday, May 14, 2010

Ten Tips for Being Fashionable on a Budget

Being a fashionista can be a challenge but these tips will help you succeed.

  1. Shop the sale only.  It is amazing how much money you can save when you shop only marked down items. 
  2. Plan ahead.  Just like you plan vacation plan your shopping.  An Example:  There is an annual mens sale at one of our favorite stores.  So I plan ahead and I buy my husbands wardrobe at that time.  
  3. Outlet Outlet Outlet.  Put this into your travel budget.  If you are going out of town to an area that has an outlet.  Plan that part of the money you are going to spend will be at the outlet.   
  4.  Plan your shopping itinerary.  When you are heading for the mall or the outlets.  Plan your stores and what you need.  Get in and get out as fast as possible that way you are less likely to make impulse buys.
  5. New shorts?  At the end of the cold season the kids jeans are two short and many have holes in the knees.  So find a friend who sews and have her cut them off and and hem them into shorts.  Or you can cut them down yourself and use no frey to get that unfinished look.
  6. Buy seasonally.  When a season ends we head out to the stores for the sales.  Buy the size larger for the kids and put away for the next season. 
  7. Hand me downs.  We have reciprocal relationships with families.  We send them our clothes and they send us theirs.  My daughter gets a big box of clothes at the end of the season from a cousin that wears a size larger.  And we have a friends that have kids that are size smaller.  So out go those old clothes go and in come the new.  
  8. Buy a great pair  of designer jeans and put a bunch of inexpensive Tshirts with those great jeans.
  9. Things that can be layered. Buy basic tops that you can where in the summer and layer for the winter.
  10. Perfect black bag.  Buy a really good Black bag that is classic and you can put with anything.  That way you don't need as many handbags.    

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