Avoid impulse buys is the best way to save yourself some money. There is nothing wrong with a little retail therapy just ask yourself if that piece is something that you can integrate into your wardrobe; if it is something that can be worn more than just once; and if it is really your style. You do not want to get caught up in the moment and buy something just for the sake of it. Avoid extremely trendy pieces, remember trends fade then you are stuck with something that you wore once!
For unique pieces visit consignment shops. This is a budget friendly alternative for finding everything from accessories to evening wear. I love combing through the racks at my favorite consignment shop for summer dresses or a cute top. This is also a great way to make money, you can drop off your gently used or even brand new items to sell.
Investing in foundational pieces will pay off in the long run. Foundational pieces are pieces that will always be in style regardless of today’s trends. Some are a tailored black suit, pencil skirt, good quality denim jeans, trench coat, and white collared shirt. These pieces are very important to any wardrobe, for example the tailored black suit can be separated and the pants can be worn with a sheer top and high heels for a night time look or the blazer can be paired with some jeans, a white T-shirt and red flats and you have a great weekend/day look. These pieces are transitional through seasons and trends.
Consult with a personal stylist if you need help with discovering your personal style. This is another investment that will pay off in the long run. A stylist will help you figure out your personal style and teach you how to shop for your body type. This will cut down on aimlessly wondering around the mall (unless you like to do that) looking for something to wear. This will also help you focus and minimize impulse buying. Also, after a closet audit you may find that you have clothes that just need some tailoring to make them work on you which will be cheaper than buying a replacement.
Using these tips you should have a little more left in your pocket. Find you inner fashionista and Be, Epic!
Guest blog by Toya Lane, Fashion Stylist
Owner of ChicDivineStyles
@ChicDivineStyle on twitter
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