Save Money on Your Summer Wardrobe
Summer is a fantastic time of year for fashion lovers. No need to wrap up in loads of layers to stay warm, instead you get to wear pretty summer dresses, sandals and cute accessories like floppy hats and oversized sunglasses. You can play around with festive outfits and generally be carefree and have fun with your look. But spending a ton of money on a summer wardrobe might not be an option, especially if it is only warm for a short period of the year where you live. However, there are ways you can snag some great deals, so you look and feel your best over the warmer months. Here is how you can go about it:
Spend more on investment pieces
Spending more money might seem counter productive when you are trying to save. However, a couple of investment pieces will last you year in, year out. Regarding wear time, you are likely to save in the long run because of how much longer they last and therefore how many times you get to wear them. It could be a dress, a pair of sandals, a jacket or a pair of sunglasses. If you look in outlet malls, you will get the best of both worlds since you get a designer item at a reduced price. Either way, look after them well, and you can bring them back out every summer.
Create a capsule wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is perfect for those on a budget, as it gives you lots of different outfit variations with just a few pieces of clothing. A handful of staples will create lots of different looks meaning you only need to buy a few things. One way to do this is with five summer dresses. Go with relatively plain designs as these are more versatile and can be dressed up and down with accessories. Buy a couple of light cardigans in different colors, a blazer for evening and some flats and heels in neutral colors so that each piece goes with the dress. From this, you will have a huge selection of both day and evening outfits.
Shop smart online
If you are careful when shopping online, you will rarely pay full price. You could look for voucher codes or go through a cashback website to get some money back on each purchase. You could look for sales, even just comparing items between stores can save you a lot of money. It takes seconds to do, and these savings all add up.
Check out second-hand gems
People can be a little wary of thrift stores, but there really is no need to be. Items are clean and in good condition, and many will have only been worn a handful of times (if at all in some cases!). You are never going to be able to find your full wardrobe from second-hand shops, but you could snag one or two really great pieces that cost you next to nothing.
How will you be saving money on your summer wardrobe this year?
Article by Alicia Baker