The Do’s And Don’ts Of Budget Shopping For Clothes

Although many of us enjoy shopping for clothes, it is likely that we have all gone way over our budget in the past.  The following post is full of advice that will help prevent you from spending more on clothes ever again.

Don’t Spend High On A Brand

Once I started paying closer attention to what I spent money on, it became clear that I wasted a lot of money just chasing after trendy brands and labels.  I mean, really why would anyone pay around 3 times more on something just because of the label or brand name?  Nowadays, supermarket and high street store brands are made to a similar standard of quality as the designer goods, but cost a whole lot less.  Instead of choosing clothes based on the label or brand name, choose clothes that are comfortable, stylish and fall within your budget.

Do Buy Clothes That Are Versatile

The more versatile clothes you have in your wardrobe, the better.  It is then much easier to put together various outfits.  There likely countless times where you have bought a piece of clothing that you really liked the look of, but when you came to find something to wear it with found that you had nothing that looked nice with it.  What would you do next in this situation?  That’s right, you would go out and buy something extra that matches that clothing and spend more than you originally budgeted.  Always try and buy clothes that are going to compliment your other clothes as much as you possibly can.

Don’t Just Buy The Same Stuff

While the point above is true, it doesn’t mean you should just buy the same stuff all the time.  You will get bored of your clothes very quickly if they are all the same.  It makes more sense to purchase a wide variety of clothes that are appropriate for different moods, weather and occasions.

Do Look In Second Hand Stores

Although you may think differently, there is nothing wrong with purchasing second hand clothes.  It can actually be a rather fun way to add to your wardrobe without spending too much.  Cheap clothes can be found at any charity shops, second hand clothes shops and online

Don’t Use Your Credit Card When Clothes Shopping

It is a really bad idea to take your credit card with you when you go to buy clothes.  The reason why is that it is far too easy to spend more than your budget.  Always set aside a specific amount of money that you can afford to spend on clothes and only use this amount.  It may be hard at first, but once you get into the habit, you’ll find it much easier and you will start to enjoy looking for those bargains and making your money go as far as it can.

Do Invest In Accessories

Having a variety of accessories in your wardrobe is an effective and very cheap way to create great and exciting outfits.  Instead of always buying new clothes, you can save money just by switching between different accessories to achieve different looks.

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