Sometimes, living frugally can be a bit of a challenge, especially when it comes to shopping for clothes. In the past, we have written about how to find affordable clothes for the kids (kids clothing tips). Now, it is your turn. Today´s post is all about shopping for stylish women´s clothing when funds are tight.
1. Sign up for retailer notifications
We all know that one of the best ways to find bargains is to shop the sales flyers and racks at retailers. The problem is that often you miss them.
Fortunately, most women´s fashion retailers offer you the chance to receive news about special offers and upcoming sales. All you need to do is to sign up for their email notifications.
2. Subscribe to Coupon sites
It is also worth subscribing to coupon sites. Of course, taking these two steps means that you are going to be receiving lots of emails. It may be worth it to set up a separate email account. That way you can check the emails once a week, or only when you need to buy a new outfit. If you do the latter you are less likely to be tempted to go shopping when you do not really need any new clothes.
3. Choose adaptable clothing
When you go shopping think about the clothes that you already own, and wear a lot. The idea is for whatever you buy new to fit in with the clothes you already own.
4. Base your wardrobe around the classics
Base your wardrobe around classic cuts and styles. Avoiding trendy extremes means that the clothes you do buy will look stylish for many years. Items like black dresses and slacks, trench coats and court shoes never go completely out of fashion. Dressing in this way makes it easier for you to stay on trend when you cannot afford to buy many items of clothing.
5. Try to buy good quality clothes
Whenever you can buy good quality clothes, they look better and last longer. Provided you choose wisely you will actually end up spending less on clothes in the long run. If you want more tips on ways to buy good quality new clothing for less, read our new clothing tips super page.
6. Adapt what you already own
If you are good with a needle, you can adapt the clothes that you already own. Learning to sew can be fun, and it is a skill that you will be able to use and enjoy during your life. We have lots of sewing tips and hacks on our sewing super page.
7. Buy second hand
Buying second-hand clothes is a great way to get what you need without spending a fortune. I appreciate it is not an approach that everyone likes, but it is easy to clean everything when you get it home. If you like to know exactly where the clothes you wear come from you could always host a clothes swap party. They are a great excuse for you to get your friends and family together.
We have a great collection of tips for saving on second had clothes on our used clothing super page.
8. Learn how to put together a minimalist wardrobe
The fewer items of clothes you need to own the easier it is to keep how much you spend in clothing shops to a minimum. Several fashion designers claim that you only need to own a handful of clothes to still be able to look good. You can learn how to look good using just 30 items of clothing, shoes, and accessories by reading this post.
Buying quality clothes isn’t an expensive proposition especially if you use these 7 frugal clothing shopping tips! You’ll look great for less and make frugal fashion a lot of fun!