How to dress fashionable on a budget
Canada Life - Sep 28, 2020
There’s no doubt that fashion has a big impact on our lives. Many people believe fashion reflects who you are and what you do, and some people see it as an indicator of your success
“You can have anything you want in life, if you dress for it.” — Edith Head
Born in 1897, eight-time Academy Award winner for Best Costume Design, Edith Head had a point.
There’s no doubt that fashion has a big impact on our lives. Many people believe fashion reflects who you are and what you do, and some people see it as an indicator of your success.
And, while it’s tempting to indulge in the latest fashion trend, it’s not always the best option for your financial success.
So, how can you balance your budget while looking stylish?
Don’t chase the trends
First, avoid spending big money on trendy pieces. While those pieces look great in the moment, they don’t last long – sometimes only for one season. Instead, invest in quality, classic items that will last for years become go-to items with lasting value.
Avoid impulse buying
Another way to stretch your budget is to put it back on the rack and come back later. If it’s on your mind for more than a week, head back to the store to buy it. Many people find that they forget about it. Shopping and spending behaviours can be influenced by moods that can have a big impact on our decisions. Taking some time to think about a purchase will help you decide if it’s really something you need.
Old is in
Throughout history, styles get repeated. Instead of going for something new, try hitting your local thrift shop. These shops are growing in popularity because you can snag those sought-after name brands at a more reasonable price. The added bonus of purchasing used items? You’ll be keeping items from the landfill and contributing to a healthier planet.
Trade with friends or family
Another idea? An item that’s been gathering dust at the back of your closet could be loved by a friend or family member. Clothing swap parties are growing in popularly. Try purging your closet and getting your friends together for some beverages and food. You might be surprised at what awesome items you can get for free by just searching through your friends’ under-loved clothing. There’s no better way to save by getting clothes for free with the added bonus of having fun with your friends.
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