Saving Money on Fashion

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to look stylish, a fact that hasn’t been lost on fashionistas living through this long economic recession. With just a few simple tips, anyone can look smashing without wrecking their budget.

First, pick a personal style that suits your personality and budget. It should be tied to you rather than to trends and fads. Knowing your personal style and sticking to it can keep you from impulsively buying something that is a temporary fad.

Plan ahead and shop off season. Buying clothes at the end of the season rather than the beginning can save you as much as 80-90%. This is where having a personal style rather than following trends will help you recognize what you can still pull off next season.

Invest in quality fashion accessories . Handbags, jewelry, and other accessories are also subject to fads and trends, but choosing well-made, classic items will serve you well even as you change out your clothes from season to season.

Lastly, get to know the sales staff at your favorite stores. If you’re a regular customer and take the time to interact with the clerks, they will let you know when a great sale is coming and may even learn enough about your style to hold items back that they know you’re love.

There are always more tips to learn for saving money, but if you start with these few, you’ll go a long way to protecting your budget and while still looking fabulous.