Summer is coming to an end and women everywhere are already dreaming about those new fall boots, sweaters, and jackets. Before you drain your bank account for those fashion must-haves consider these simple tips budget friendly tips when revamping your fall wardrobe.
Go Through Your Clothes
Cleaning out your closet isn’t most people’s idea of good time, but you’re always thankful you did it. By going through your closet you’re sure to find an item or two you forgot you had, bringing new life to your wardrobe. Once you have organized your closet, don’t just donate or give away your old items, attempt to sell them through a secondhand store, especially if they are in good shape. Your financial return could mean could mean a bump in your fall clothing budget, meaning you may even be able to afford those new Stuart Weitzmanboots.
Make a Plan
After you’ve thoroughly gone through all of your fall clothes, make a fashion plan. What really needs updating? Classic items such as cashmere sweaters are timeless easily updated with new jewelry or a scarf. Your fashion plan should include budget; high-end, and low-end pieces. Allowing yourself to splurge on one or two items may be a smarter investment than purchasing less expensive trendier items. Investing and maintaining classic pieces will take you through many years, making it easier and more affordable to update your wardrobe each season. Ideally your plan will include both classic items and a few cheaper trends to liven up your closet. Most importantly stick to your budget and don’t buy just to buy.
Step Away from the Shoes
We’ve all been in situations where we HAVE to have those pair new shoes, coat, or handbag, because after all they go with what you’re wearing. Whatever it may be, we want it and we want it now, even if it doesn’t make financial sense. If you find yourself impulse buying, only to regret it later, this a great rule to follow: Put the item on hold, for just a few hours, or ideally overnight (don’t worry Nordstrom’swill be there in the morning). Many times after sleeping on it, you realize you don’t really NEED those stilettos after all.
Take Advantage of Online Deals
Shopping online reduces walk-by temptation and allows you to price compare. Another way to save big online is to sign-up for flash deal sites such as, Hautelook, Beyond the Rack, and Gilt Groupethese sites are easy to sign up for and offer deep discounts on a selection of mid-high range designs you wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. These type of sites are useful if you are looking for one particular designer or style, Gilt Groupe allows you to preview upcoming sales and set reminders for flash sales you are interested in.
A quick search and comparison of your desired items will provide you with the best deals and save you time and gas money. An additional search will not only provide online discounts but also coupon codes. Bonus, this can all be done within the comforts of your home.
With a few simple tweaks updating your Fall wardrobe should be painless and best of all inexpensive!