Many of us would like to prove once and for all that we have good taste, but the budget barrier makes us rethink our motivations, and instead of trying, we end up with despair and resignation. These are some tips that will make you look fashionable without breaking your budget:
Your kind of fashion style
Chances are if a person has less money for shopping, he or she spends more on cheaper clothes than buying one or two exquisite sweaters. And this breeds unhappiness in the long run. So, instead of mindlessly stuffing your shopping cart with cheap shirts and pants, think for a minute: do you really want to buy that inexpensive sweater you already don’t like?
Decide the kind of look you want to go for.
Evaluate your wardrobe
Is your closet full of clothes that are rarely worn(or worse, never used)? Look at your closet and face reality: you have accumulated things you don’t use.
Is there monotony? Do you have zero green colors? How is your shoe collection? Are they all sneakers?
As you are already set on the kind of style you want. Go through your whole wardrobe and collect things that are just not for you anymore. You can even use them to generate more cash.
It is really simple: sell the items you can do without. There are many places to do this. You can even sell stuff in online Facebook groups. Send them to your friends, maybe that is your market.
Otherwise, donate them to a charity.
Buy classy things
What you actually need is a wardrobe made up of clothes that are quality assured and not cheap flea market things. A small closet of good clothes is a wiser choice. No one needs an enormous wardrobe of ill-looking garbage wear.
Make a list of all the classy things you need in your closet. For instance, for a woman, it could be a sari or an evening dress. For a man; it could be a dinner jacket or even a suit.
Prefer high-quality things that can undergo a hundred washings and still live than poor materials.
Examine your budget
In the end, it all comes down to this, take a hard, long look at your spending habits. Look at the areas that can afford a bit of cut down. Why should you eat out when you can have a hygienic meal at home? And you also do not need to pay for cable when you can watch everything you need on the internet.
A few cut- downs can leave you with a bit of extra cash that might facilitate your closet.
Shop on SALE days
Try going on shopping sprees when stores have sale days with 30 or 40% off signs. Also, visit thrift stores, and you might even fall in love with them. All you need for this is some extra energy to explore!
Lastly, never buy something just because it is part of some recent fashion craze. Does it go with your style? If not, do not buy it. Re-examine the basics. Living on a budget does not have to be a dreadful experience. You just need to be smarter with your choices and, of course, money.