Clothing can be one of the biggest money drainers. Although fashion can be the perfect outlet for having fun and expressing yourself, it can also have a huge impact on your bank balance – especially if you’re a bit of a shopaholic. There’s no need to stop treating yourself to new clothes altogether, but there are a few changes you can make to make more sensible shopping decisions and save money on your outfits in the long run.
Buy the Right Fit
It’s important to shop for the right size for you, but it’s also a good idea to remember that sizes don’t mean everything. Don’t get too wrapped up too much in the numbers and just go with what you feel fits the best and most comfortably when you try it on. It’s easy to aim for a smaller size or be put off by higher sizes if there is a stigma associated with those bigger numbers, but it shouldn’t be the case if these clothes fit perfectly and make you feel great. The website froxx.co.uk has a great selection of plus size clothing. If you are tall or petite, many ships offer options to accommodation this, too.
If you buy clothes which don’t fit properly, you’re ultimately wasting money on something you don’t feel comfortable in and will probably never wear. And, you will likely spend more money to replace it when you realise they’re going to waste.
Buy Better Quality
It’s easy to aim for clothes with the cheapest price tag when you’re try to save money, especially if it means you can get several items for the price of one high quality item. You should, however, be careful when it comes to cheap items, especially when considering how they will fare in the wash. Heavier items such as jumpers or cardigans may shrink in the wash if they are of cheap quality, meaning you may only get one good use out of them before they are ruined. Likewise, cheaper items may be more susceptible to holes or plucking.
In the long run, you will save a significant amount of money by opting for more expensive but better quality items that will last a long time, rather than constantly replacing cheaper items. There is nothing wrong with a bargain, but ensure that ‘bargain’ isn’t synonymous with ‘cheap tat’.
Buy Clothes Which Can Do Many Things
This means choose clothing items that are completely adaptable to any situation, meaning you can get more use out of them and save money by not having to buy a new outfit for every occasion. This could include a jacket that can be dressed down for a casual look or dressed up using accessories for a more formal look. Or, safe options such as black jeans can be adapted for any occasion, as black goes with everything and look great with either a pair of trainers or a pair of high heels. Before you secure a purchase, consider how many different ways you can wear it.