Being fashionable is something I love. Keeping up with the trends and being able to be fashion forward can be quit costly. But with a little creativity you can be fashionable and frugal at the same time without even breaking the bank. I’ll share with you a few tips on how you too can be frugally fashionable.
Host A Clothing Swap – A clothing swap party is a great way to get rid of the clutter you have in your closet and upgrade your closet all while spending little to no cash at all. These parties are super fun, easy to put together, and you can set you own rules.
I’ve seen some parties that are free while others charge a fee to attend. The goal here is to get rid of the clothes that you are no longer wearing while gaining new clothes that you would love to wear.
No matter if your hosting or attending one of these events be sure to look at all cost with a fresh eye. Even if something seems to be to big go for it. You can easily have it altered.
Shop End Of Season – Instead of shopping for summer clothes during the summer time shop for these items when they start to put out the fall and winter clothes. This is when they start putting all of their summer clothes on clearance. You will pay 50% or less for these items and be ready for summer the following year. You can do this for the your fall and winter clothes as well.
Shop For Remixable Pieces – Remixable pieces are pieces that you can create several different outfits from. You can dress it up or down. These pieces will give you more options when it comes to dressing yourself. Simple change one of the pieces and add some jewelry and you will be set.
Shop Your Thrift Stores – The Goodwill is a great place to find essential pieces to add to your wardrobe. When you head out to shop your local Goodwill have in mind what it is your looking for and also keep in mind that you will most likely find only a few pieces. That is ok.
Quality Over Quantity – When shopping in your local stores think about buying quality items vs buying a ton of items at a cheaper price. These cheaper items will not last long and you will be back at the store buying more things. If you buy items the are of good quality you will get more wear from them.
Shop For Essentials – Buy items that you can wear over and over again but change it up with a new top and shoes. These essentials are like your little black dress.
As you can see being fashionable doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank. Shopping thrift stores and the clearance rack is no longer taboo. Learning how to be frugal is the new rich. And to take care of all you clothes caring for them is important and using the best garment steamer that is available, can save you dry cleaning bills and protect from unsightly iron marks, especially on dark clothes.
How are you being fashionable frugal? I would love to know what things you are doing!