Are you a fashion enthusiast on a budget? Do you follow the latest style trends and attempt to keep up with the latest fashion blogs? Do you wish you could stretch your clothing budget just a little further to also increase the style of your wardrobe? Fortunately, there are ways to do this. You can still dress in style, without also breaking the bank.
Create a clothing budget
Creating a clothing budget gives you an allocated amount of money for purchasing your favorite pieces of clothing. You don?t have to worry about going over your intended budget, because you have a set amount to spend. Having a budget will also help you make decisions as to which pieces you have to have and which pieces you can go without. If you come across vintage handbags that you just have to have, you will be forced to choose your favorite.
Know where to shop
Knowing where to shop can give you access to the latest styles. It can also help you get your new clothing and accessories at a better price. Most vintage handbags and designer clothing items are marked up through a middle retailer. If you can skip that middleman, you can take advantage of the vintage handbags at retail price. Shopping online is a great place to start. When you shop online, you are extending your shopping abilities to all over the world. If there is a seller in another country that is attempting to offload their inventory to make room, you can benefit, without even having to travel there. According to PwC?s 2017 Total Retail Survey, 40% of global shoppers prefer to purchase clothing and footwear online.
Buy last season?s line
Most designers change their lines so frequently that it can be impossible to keep up. When new designer lines are released, the previous line gets discounted. If you don?t mind carrying last season?s designer handbags or wearing last year?s sports jackets, you can really stretch your budget. Most people won?t even realize that the item is from a previous designer line, they will simply notice that it is a designer item.
Focus on quality, not quantity
Purchasing clothing items and accessories that are high cost is not necessarily a bad thing. Clothing that is made from higher quality of materials tends to last longer than cheaply made clothing items. Instead of purchasing often, spend your clothing budget on items of high quality. In 1930, the average American woman owned nine outfits. Today, that figure is 30 outfits, or one for every day of the month. You really don?t need more than that. Save your money for clothing pieces that will complement your current wardrobe and that you will get a lot out of.
Sell your unused clothing items and accessories
Many men and women have multiple items of clothing in their closets that they never wear. These items are taking up space and could be sold for cash. The cash accumulated could then be put toward next season?s clothing line. This is a great method for ensuring that you always have the latest designer lines. Get rid of that sport coat from last season that you will never wear. Trade it in for a pair of denim skinny jeans that you have wanted for months.
Clothing and accessories are one of the largest industries in the world. In fact, the U.S. apparel market alone is the largest in the world. In 2015, the market was valued at approximately $359 billion. If you find that you are spending too much on attire or that you cannot afford to purchase your favorite vintage handbags, these tips will help you carefully select the best items to purchase.