If you enjoy looking your best all the time, no matter where you are, then you would consider yourself to be quite the fashionista. If this is the case, then you likely also know just how expensive looking your best all the time can be.
To help you keep your fashion budget down so that you can spend more money on, well, more fashion, below are some tips to consider.
If you have a social media account then you already know how to use the camera on your phone to upload pictures of your food, now it’s time to send the pictures to your friend instead of sharing them with the world. Save that for when you are wearing the dress!
For example, imagine that you are in a boutique store and you have just found the perfect dress for the weekend. Instead of impulse buying, take a photo of the dress, text it to a group of your friends, and get them on the case to see if they can find it any cheaper. Often, one of your friends will have seen it on sale and can direct you where to pick it up for a cheaper price.
If you aren’t shopping on the Groupon Coupons page for Torrid then you are definitely paying too much for your clothes. Instead of paying retail, take to the internet to look for coupons or vouchers for any fashion item you are looking to buy.
If you aren’t sure if it will look good on you, consider trying it on in a department store to see if it’s for you, and then complete your order online.
Speak With Like Minded Fashionistas
It isn’t easy to find people who are as obsessed with fashion as you are, but they are out there! One of the best ways to discover these people are through online forums. These platforms allow people like yourself to exchange messages on a public forum where you can all interact.
As an example, if a store is holding a secret sample sale, you can bet that one of the treats in an online fashion forum will have the details you are looking for!
Mailing List? Yes, Please!
There was once a time when signing up for a mailing list meant that your inbox would be bombarded with useless emails about deals you will never take advantage of. If nothing else, it helped us all to identify SPAM.
While you may be hesitant to try again, companies have become savvy to consumer behavior and no longer send out the emails you remember. Instead, stores will now only send you emails when they have genuine sales on products and service you will actually want to buy!
There is no denying that looking your best costs money, but that doesn’t mean that you have to choose between eating food for the week and buying the latest fashions, it just means a little bit of creative thinking like the tips above.