I know that summer has technically arrived, but the weather hasn’t seemed to follow, has it? I know some of you are in parts of the UK (or the world) where it has, so I will live vicariously through your sunny pictures. The chances are that you probably have a summer holiday planned in the next few months; whether that is at home or abroad. One of my favourite things to do for a holiday, is to get new clothes. I love shopping for summer dresses, skirts and shorts. Let’s not forget sunglasses either!
I don’t want it to cost a fortune, though. Summer holiday clothes tend to be things that you can only wear a few times a year. But you want them to be long lasting so they can be worn year after year. So what are some of the best ways to save some money when you shop for your clothes this summer ?
One of my favourite ways to shop is online. It is so much more convenient for me, in many ways. I like the time that I can take to browse, without little ones getting bored. One of the bonuses of shopping online is that there tend to be more ways to save money. There might be first-time customer discounts, free shipping or you could earn cash back through cash back sites. So who doesn’t want to get some money off Joules or ASOS, when they shop? It is definitely worth looking into.
Use Voucher Codes
Along the same lines as shopping online, I find that looking for voucher codes can make a lot of difference to the total bill. There are a variety of voucher code websites with a variety of discount codes available. One that you could use is ‘My Favourite Voucher Codes’. It has discounts for clothing, as well as things like airport parking. So certainly worth a look if you are planning your holiday. So before you add anything to your cart on the Joules site, look for current Joules promotional codes for 2016. You do need to be check the dates on the codes, as sometimes there can be some left up that are out of date.
Sort Through Your Old Clothes
If you sort through your old clothes, you might find that you have some clothes that you do still want to hang onto. In the past I have chopped the lower legs off jeans to make some capris / long shorts. I don’t want them as jeans anymore for whatever reason, but they will work fine to customise them. Then I don’t need to spend any money. If you find that you do have lots of clothes that you want to get rid of, you could sell them online first. Somewhere like eBay is great, but there’re often lots of Facebook selling groups too. Then you don’t have to worry about any fees. When you have earned the money for some new clothes, as well as had a clear out, it is a pretty good feeling!
Look at Reviews
I don’t think there are many clothing websites now that don’t have the option for reviews. One way to check that you are buying quality clothes, if you are shopping online of course, is to check the reviews. If a few people have mentioned that it looks good but isn’t very good quality, you might want to steer clear of it, no matter how pretty it is. If you buy poor quality items, you will most likely have to buy twice. So buying some well reviewed clothing will save you money in the long run.
Have you got any tips or advice for saving money on clothes shopping?
*Post in collaboration with My Favourite Voucher Codes. They donate 20% of their profits to charity. So by using their voucher codes, you’re also donating to charity.