Did you read the news about that woman who has already created 13 red carpet replicas of Taylor Swift? She purchases the fabric and stitches the Taylor Swift signature designs at home, but not everyone can stitch their own dresses to look like red-carpet-hot celebrities. Do you know about the tricks of looking classy on budget, and that too, without breaking your bank? Here is how you can nail it!
Contrary to the popular belief that all consignment shops carry torn, out-dated clothes only, it might be a surprise to many that consignment shops carry modern and trendy clothes in perfect condition. Many consignment shops have scheduled their product receiving and display dates. You may contact them to get your hands on the latest clothes and choose from huge variety.
Almost everyone saves money for impulsive shopping during seasonal sales. You might also have purchased clothes and shoes in bulk during the Christmas sale. But do you need a new dress for college party while there is not any sale going on around? Then, take advantage of your college ID. Banana Republic offers 15% sale on every in-store purchase on your College ID. The Urban Outfitters also opens 10% seasonal sale on College IDs, like many other stores.
Inspect Your Wardrobe
Wardrobe inspection is necessary to maintain your classy attire. Make sure to work on colors and variety when shopping for your closet. If you have three pairs of blue jeans in the closet then try another color this time around. Similarly, if you have long skirts, trousers, and jeans in the closet then try pencil skirt or jump suit this time. Men should consider buying different colors of coats and jackets to look smarter and stylish.
Carefully Buy Your Accessories
Some accessories like scarves and hats are inexpensive, yet stylish. If you want to multiply the use of your investment then purchase leather accessories like belts and watches instead of fancy bracelets. You can wear the same watch with tens of your dresses. Buy nude color or basic color shoes like brown, beige, black, white, and gray to multiply their use.
- Always wear well-fitted clothes only. You may find a catch-22 in $8 but it is useless if it is bigger or smaller than your size.
- If you love wearing designer labels then research about the local thrift stores in your area. Otherwise, you can knock off your style with non-designer clothes as well.
- Use your coupons. Many online stores offer discount coupons upon signing up or subscription. You may also get discount coupons for purchasing the essential groceries. Use these coupons to buy your clothes.
- Do not buy outfits! Try separate items like separate jeans, shirts, and shoes. Mix and match your purchases to make 25 dresses out of your 5-pairs of jeans and shirts.
Above all, always ask the shopkeeper if there is any active sale in the store. Make a list of the items you need to shop and do not over-purchase!