Hey My Loves!
So the average person spends just over $160 each month on clothes. Maybe that doesn’t seem like much to you, or maybe it sounds like a lot if you’re on a tight budget. The good news? You don’t have to break the bank in order to buy clothes that you’ll love, or to look fabulous every single day.
If you love shopping and love looking and feeling your best, there are ways to get the clothes you want without blowing your budget. Let’s look at a few tips to make it happen so you can slay all day erryday.
1. Take a Better Look at Your Budget
If you don’t already have a budget, one of the best things you can do is to create one, and factor in how much you think you can spend on clothing each month. This will give you a better idea of where you can cut back in order to get the things you actually want.
Maybe one month you cut back in other areas to afford more high end designer clothing, and next month you cut back on clothes to shift that money somewhere else. The great thing about a budget is that it can help you to see exactly where your money is going, and what you can move around in order to stay within your financial means.
2. Choose Quality Clothing
While it can feel good to have a bag full of new clothes to bring home, it’s a good idea to shift your mindset when you’re going shopping. Choose quality over quantity. This is an important perspective for a few reasons.
First, when you choose quality clothing over something that may not last very long, you’re truly getting your money’s worth. You can feel good about spending more money because you know you’re getting something that will withstand a little wear and tear. If you buy a cheaper clothing item only for it to fall apart after a few times wearing it, you’re going to have to buy more clothes, and may even end up spending more money.
Additionally, cheaper clothing that falls apart isn’t good for the environment. Shop sustainably so there is less textile waste around the world. That means buying clothing that will last without having to be thrown out.
3. Browse Your Closet
Did you know that most people only utilize about 20% of what’s in their closet? You may not even know everything you have in there if you’re constantly buying new clothes.
So, don’t be afraid to shop your closet when you’re looking for something to wear. You might have the perfect top to go with your new jeans, or a pair of shoes you’ve never worn before that would be great for a night out. Take stock in the things you already have. You might be surprised as to what really works together without having to spend an extra dime.
As you can see, you don’t have to give up your passion for fashion in order to stay within a monthly budget. Get creative with your clothes-buying routines, and determine how much you can spend before hitting the stores.
As always, thanks for reading guys!