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Affordable Fashion: Practical Ways to Save Money on Clothes

Affordable Fashion: Practical Ways to Save Money on Clothes

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Last Updated on September 15, 2017 by

Affordable Fashion: Practical Ways to Save Money on Clothes

I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression would not exist anymore.”-Sophie Kinsella (Confessions of a Shopaholic)

It has once been said that buying clothes is not merely just buying clothes—but rather, it is buying happiness. Unfortunately, for the most of us that particular brand and kind of happiness would cost us money, and if we have a penchant for designer labels, it can potentially be exorbitant. However, the reality is that as women, we have a unique proclivity for sartorial items and unless we are fortunate enough to have deep pockets, we usually have to find a compromise so as not to end up overspending on clothes alone. After all, as much as we would like it, we cannot live on simply clothes alone. In order to reconcile our incessant obsession with clothes and the other monthly bills we have to pay, we need to come up with a way to shop for clothes without going overboard. This means having to make a few compromises such as opting to buy wholesale Bob Marley clothes instead of the designer label or simply buying better quality clothes.

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If you wish to save money on clothes, here are the top four ways you can do just that:

1.) Buy generic basics

Everyone has staples in their closets such as tank tops and plain tees. However, more often than not, these staples are worn under things and are used for layering. If such is the case, then do not bother forking out huge amounts of cash for a brand name. After all, it is going to stay hidden under other layers of clothes, and no one is going to see it. Furthermore, it is probably not going to last long—no matter how much you actually paid for it.

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2.) Buy one or two fashionable swimsuits

If you are planning to go on vacation, it would be rather hard not to load up on inexpensive swimwear—especially when you think about all the photos you are going to take while you are there. Unfortunately, inexpensive swimwear will end up costing you more in the long run. Considering that they are cheap, there is a likely chance that they will be sheer, sagging or even stretching. So, instead of buying a lot of swimwear (which frankly, you would not be able to wear all year round) just buy one or two really great ones and make it last.

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3.) Go easy on trends

It is easy to give in to trends—especially when you see everyone sporting them. However, do take into consideration that trends, much like fads, are a passé and within a year or so they will be out of style. So, if you load up on trends (and buy quite a lot of them), you would be stuck with clothes you would no longer wear in the next couple of years. Go easy on the trends and do not buy too many of them. More importantly, do not invest on designer and branded trends, you will just be wasting money.

4.) Buy better quality clothing

Spending more money on clothes might seem counterintuitive to being practical as regards shopping for clothes. However, know that when you buy better quality clothing, the less likely they are to get worn out, damaged and eventually replaced. Good quality clothing would last you years until such time you outgrow them making buying new clothes seemingly unnecessary.

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