Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Looking Your Best Doesn’t Have To Cost the Earth

If you’re anything like me, you’d love to have an unlimited shopping budget, with which you could buy any and all items that you think you’d look great in.

Unfortunately, this is the real world, and unless you’re a movie star or are independently wealthy, you’re probably going to have to think a little bit more carefully about your purchases. This is no great loss, however, because it’s more than possible to look your radiant best at all times, even when the bank balance isn’t doing you any favours. Just check out our ten tips below.

Source: Pexels.com

Hand Me Downs

If you have friends and family, then you don’t just have one wardrobe: you have multiple wardrobes, it just happens that only one of them truly belongs to you. Raiding the wardrobes of your sister, friends, or mother is the easiest way to get new clothes without having to open the purse strings. Not that this is a one-way street, of course: you’ll have to be willing to open up some of your old pieces to your friends and family too. It’s a fun, simple way to acquire a bunch of clothes, and you can make an evening of swapping the items, too.

Smart Shopping

Of course, sometimes you’ll want to buy a new item of clothing. New fashions and trends come into style, and you can’t always be wearing old pieces if you want to look your best. At those times, it’s all about how you shop. If you’re shopping alone, make sure you’re making the most of the online discounts, like those found at https://couponsherpa.com/target/. Whether it’s clothes or beauty products that you’re looking for, you’ll be able to save big money just by adding a few extra clicks to the buying process. Voila!


Got an item of clothing you love, but which is looking a bit old and battered, or which just isn’t in line with modern fashion? Don’t throw it in the bin! Instead, get out the old sewing it and go to town. With a few clever clothing hacks, you can create a whole new item of clothing just out of a piece that you’ve already worn to death. Instead of throwing away clothing with its very first rip, you’ll be able to prolong its life just by putting in a few minutes of effort.

Nail the Basics

Really, what you wear is more dependent on a few key style issues more than anything else, and if you get the basics of style down, you can get away with not buying that many items. For example, it all starts with looking good from the feet up. If you have a nice pair of footwear and solid bottoms, then you’re well on your way to looking your best. All you’ll need after that are a few inexpensive accessories, and you’ll look like a million dollars.

A Few Timeless Items

You can’t get away with everything being cheap, but the good news is that this gives you an excuse to splash the cash! It’s a wise investment, too, so don’t feel too bad. If you spend a decent amount of money on things like boots and a nice coat, you’ll have two essential items that you’ll wear daily for years to come. It’s much better to spend $100 on a pair of boots that’ll last five or more years rather than buy a cheap pair that won’t make it through the month! Take a look at http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/wardrobe-essentials-every-woman-needs-2014 for more ideas.
Source: Pexels.com

Buy at the Right Time

When it comes to buying clothes, or anything else for that matter, make sure you’re buying at the right time. Need to refresh your summer wardrobe? Don’t wait until summer’s knocking on the door: buy it at the end of summer, and have everything ready to go for the following season. You can also buy all your makeup and other beauty items for a whole year in the sales, or at least you can if you have the space to store everything.

Revisiting Old Clothes

Here’s a novel idea: what’s hiding in the back of your wardrobe? On some occasions, we make up our mind about an item then shove it to the back of the drawer, where it can remain for months or years. Dig it out again at another time, and you might find that it all of a sudden looks great on you. You’ll have added a barely worn item of clothing (back) to your wardrobe, and you won’t have spent a penny.

Sell and Replace

Of course, not everything can be salvaged. Some pieces you’ll have (literally or figuratively) outgrown, and they’ll no longer have a place in your wardrobe. Instead of consigning to the bin, look at selling it. If it’s still in good condition, then you’ll find a buyer. And the money you make? Why, that can go straight into your clothes budget. You’ll have got rid of a piece you would never have worn again, and added something new - now that’s smart business sense.

Safe Colours

When in doubt, you can always depend on the safe colours. Trends can come and go, but style lasts forever, and if you opt for the colours that can be worn again and again, and with just anything, then you’ll never be struggling to find something to wear to a party. It’s the more outlandish pieces that stop looking good shorty after they’ve been purchased: stick to the classics, and you’ll look good always.

The Big Secret

And finally, the true secret to always looking your best, even when you have no cash fix up your wardrobe: confidence! You can pull off wearing just about anything if you have the attitude to make people pay attention to who you are rather than what you’re wearing. If you’ve found yourself too readily looking to new clothes to make you feel good, spend some time focusing on yourself. Soon you’ll have the confidence that will lead to long-lasting happiness, and you’ll only be buying clothes for fun rather than necessity.