Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Emulating on-trend and on-budget looks


If you love fashion, you probably love shopping for fashion too. The trouble with shopping is it costs so much money! The latest lines are due out in the next few days, so now is the time to figure out how you’re going to get the look you want for less. There are several ways you can cheat the price tag in the stores. Here are just a few of the best ways to do it!

Do Your Homework

Every fashion lover knows what’s on the catwalks at the start of the season. That look will filter down into the stores with only a few amendments. In the time it takes for your favourite styles to hit rails, you can start figuring out how to emulate it without paying too much for it. Most new fashion ideas stem from trends that came before. Is there anything in your closet already that might hit the mark?

Make sure you’re on the newsletter lists for each of your favourite fashion brands too. This means you will get to see what will be coming into the store before it arrives. It gives you the chance to figure out where you want to buy and what you need to buy before the excitement and impulse take you over.

Make Some Space And Make Some Money

Your closet can only cope with a limited number of fashion items. This means the new season simply won’t fit unless you have a clear out. Auditing your clothing doesn’t take too long. Simply make piles of skirts, pants, blouses, tops and so on to see what you already have. Pull out the items you don’t wear.

Photograph everything you pull out so you can list it to sell it. Not only will this clear out space, but you’ll make a little bit of money to fund next season’s look. Replacing instead of adding to your collection can help you to keep your closet in usable order. If you can’t bear to part with it, consider accessorizing or customizing to bring it up to date for next season.


Buying On Budget

Most stores carry very similar looking items. It’s down to your creativity to put those things together to create that perfect on-trend look. Some stores will produce better quality versions of the fashion items you’re most interested in. Of course, they might charge more for it too. Set your budget early on. Now you can shop around and make decisions based on affordability as well as quality.

While new fashion might not be in the sales, there will be plenty of other items that are. If you’re not shopping for those, don’t buy them. Save more money on your purchases by using vouchers and discounts like the ones at DontPayFull.com so you can get more within your budget. Finally, limit your purchases to ‘must-haves’ and try not to be distracted by bargain items you really don’t need.

Increase Your Budget

Aside from selling your preloved fashion items, you could take on some overtime, a second job, or start a side hustle to make more money for shopping. You might start your own blog, or maybe photograph the latest inspiring fashion trends you spot. Why not offer friends and family a makeover in exchange for a fee? Of course, if you’re creative and crafty, you might even produce your own line of accessories.


Putting It Together

Once you’ve sourced the wardrobe essentials you’ve been saving up for, it’s time to turn it into that perfect outfit. You’ll need to accessorize and find the right footwear, headwear, and handbag to match. Chances are you’re creative enough to mix up your fashion and put together two or three different looks. Ideally, you’re already shopping with that in mind. Sometimes you can become the master of many styles with just one or two wardrobe essentials.

The trick to mastering a new look on a budget is to not rush into your purchases. Test ideas (and cosmetics) before you buy. Shop around and see which stores stock the best quality basic items. Then do your best to find a discount on that ticket price! Happy shopping.

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