All of us probably wish we could afford to buy the clothes we see in magazines. The reality is that by the end of the month, few people have enough money left over for a shopping spree.
When money’s tight, revamping your wardrobe might seem like an impossible task, but there are some savvy tricks you can use to make sure you’re always looking a million dollars – even if your bank balance isn’t.
1. Spend on the basics
We all have those moments when we see our dream pair of heels, faux-fur coat or party dress and wonder about splashing out. In reality, the best way to stay stylish on a budget is to shop for good quality basics. Things like a versatile black dress, a well fitting pair of jeans or a good quality pair of boots will always stand you in good stead and last for years. Yes, that means those gold sparkly stilettos are not a good investment.
2. Get creative
Not everyone is naturally crafty, but all of us can do some basic sewing, sticking or snipping. Often cheap clothes are given away by the details – so swap out those cheap plastic buttons, or replace the tacky belt, for something more upscale. A trip to a charity shop, market or vintage stall can help you to collect low-cost accessories that will smarten up your cheap high street pieces. And the bonus is, you’ll always be the only person wearing it.
3. Swap, shop and sell
Many fashionistas on a shoestring budget swear by charity shops and car boot sales. While these are great places to find one-off pieces at a low cost, they are by no means the only option for bargain hunters. Online marketplaces are great for fashion – not only for buying second-hand clothes, but also for earning some extra cash by selling your own. We all have things sitting in our wardrobe we never wear, so why not make some extra money and spend it on something new? Even just trading some clothes with friends can give you the satisfaction of a shopping spree, without the hefty price tag.
For more ways to save money on fashion, take a look at the discounts available on the Revouchers website.