Fashion is fast. One moment tartan is in, and everyone is walking around in combat boots, and the next you are looking at lacy florals and wearing chunky chains around your ankles. It is hard to keep up, not only when it comes to staying ahead of the curve, but also when it comes to affording all of these speedy trend changes if you want to be a part of them.
However, there are ways and means for those who are fashion fanatics, and not having a lot of pennies in the bank does not mean you have to miss out on the latest trends or treating yourself.
This piece will guide you through some style tips for those on a shoestring budget!
Look for specific trend items on resale sites
Online sites such as Depop and eBay are a treasure trove for those who want to find a high-quality fashion piece at a bargain price. It might take a lot of searching and scrolling, but for those who have seen something they like instore, a great tip is to go immediately onto a relist site to see if anyone is selling theirs in good condition already, or if it is being sold for cheaper by the actual retail outlet, which can happen!
Go straight online and use coupons
For those who want to skip trawling the streets for fashion inspiration, especially in a likely winter spike in COVID-19, then grabbing a hot chocolate and sitting on your couch while you browse online is a much better option. The best thing about shopping online is the access to stores you have globally, and finding coupons for specific stores has never been easier either.
Coupons are a great way to try out shops you might not have heard of before for much cheaper but are also a fantastic way to get well-known designer brands for a fraction of the price.
6pm offers an excellent collection of discounted shoes, clothing, and accessories from well-known brands, and on top of that, it is often easy to get hold of a 6pm coupon code, so you can save even more money.
Sell clothing items you don’t wear
A great way to make money to buy more clothes that you want is to sell the clothes you do not – or at least don’t use! It can be time-consuming to sell your own clothes but online sites such as Depop make it as easy as possible. And, if you have a few pieces you know might be worth something, then you will be on your way to getting your new pride and joy, (and creating that small amount of closet space until it gets filled back up again!).
Menswear is often cheaper than women’s clothes
We know. You don't even have to say it. We know.
But with that being not said, we can, in fact, take advantage of this totally unfair financial gender split by purchasing from the menswear section. That will show them! Jumpers and T-shirts are often a fraction of the cost, but are also much more nicely cut and hang well on women’s bodies too. Therefore, the next time you are looking for the basics, try out the men’s section first.