Need help to dress well on a tight budget? Well, use these tips.
Decide what you want
In case you had $150 that you can spend on clothes, what would you want to do with? Would you prefer purchasing 5 inexpensive tops with it or one stylish Neiman Marcus sweater?
One way is not better than the other. But the point is that you should know what you want. For instance, it is possible that you would like to choose a good-looking, expensive sweater but instead, you throw a few inexpensive tops in your shopping cart, probably because you thought that five tops are better than one sweater or because you couldn’t resist cheap buys. Either way, you didn’t bring home what you wanted and what you brought you will probably never wear or wear with enthusiasm.
Decide the Budget
This is very important. You should decide beforehand how much you can afford to spend on fashion a month. This will ensure that you don’t overspend or spend less than you can afford because of fear of spoiling your monthly budget.
Don’t overlook dress rentals
Suppose you need to attend an occasion for which you don’t have a suitable dress. Now you can buy a nice $500 dress for that occasion, but if you do so, you’ll not be able to buy anything for another three months. Moreover, this special dress, if you buy it, is not likely to come out of your closet for a long time after this event.
Well, in a scenario like this, wouldn’t it be better to take a beautiful dress on rent and spend money on dresses which you will wear more frequently? There are many respectable dress rental Singapore shops, where you will find all kinds of dresses for all kinds of occasions.
Shop at thrift stores, basement bargain stores, and online auction website
You want designer clothes but your pocket doesn’t allow it, at least not unless you stretch it to its farthest limit and then some more. You are not alone, though. There are many in the same situation like you. You can get your hands on designer clothing without hurting your budget if you shop wisely. Check out thrift stores where you can get many great deals, and the same is true for basement bargain stores. However, don’t limit yourself to offline shopping only. Log on to the web because there are many interesting deals happening there almost daily. You should bookmark at a few sites specializing in liquidating designer stocks. Here you can get top designer clothes at throw-away prices. However, remember that the stock on such sites is limited. If you don’t hurry, someone else will pick the item you liked so much. Another good option is online auction websites, where you can find designer clothing at a fraction of their original cost.
Sell and Trade
Do you have some great looking dresses which don’t fit you or you no longer like? Well, how about trading them with a friend who might want to use them for something interesting that she owns but doesn’t need? The other option is to sell the stuff you no longer want on online auction sites. You can use the money to one or two new dresses.