06, 06, 2017
With the weather getting warmer by the day, it won’t be long until we’re all enjoying those long summer days. However, since we’re going to be outside more than we have been over the past six months, it’s important that we look our absolute best. This will mean updating our wardrobe, but it definitely doesn’t have to mean we need to spend loads of money while at it. With the right shopping hacks, you’ll still have enough in your pocket for happy hours, concerts or festivals, and vacations.
Be on the lookout for bargains
When it comes to finding a few good outfits, make sure you’re tapping all the places where you can really get bargains. As we approach summer, there’ll be more and more second-hand markets taking place around you, and these are the perfect spots to pick up a bargain on pre-owned clothing. Additionally, as people are buying new summer clothes they’ll be donating their old clothes to charity and consignment stores, so do the rounds and see what you can find. You might have to be patient and dig around, but you just might find something unique and right up your alley!
Make the most of the deals
Most clothing shops save their big sales for January, and even if they do have a sale before summer, it’s for all their unsold winter stock anyway. But that doesn’t mean you have to pay full price when you buy clothes from the big stores. Take a look at DontPayFull.com, and you’ll be able to get discounts on some of the internet’s biggest stores. Just because a store isn’t advertising their deals, doesn’t mean they don’t exist, so be sure to really shop around and check out stores and online shops whenever you get the chance.
We all know the feeling of when you’re bored with your summer wardrobe, even when all the clothes are good — but you’re just looking for something different. If you have friends who are in the same position, why not have a night where you all get together and do a clothing swap? You’ll get a whole new wardrobe, get rid some items of clothing that you no longer wear, and you won’t have to spend a dime. Crack open a bottle of wine, light the BBQ (or put on Netflix), and make a night of it to really get you into the swing of things.
If you’re one of those people who buys too many clothes, then you probably have plenty of items in your wardrobe that you’ve simply just forgotten about. I think we’ve all been guilty of having a few items even with the tags still on them! And if you want to get creative — if you have old pieces that you’re not so keen on in their current state, look at modifying them and creating your own item of clothing. Even if you’re not good at sewing you’ll be surprised at what can be achieved with some old pieces of clothing.
Keep things simple
When summer rolls around, we all want to look and feel our best, but we need to remember that we don’t have to buy expensive clothing and items to do all that. Instead, focus on buying a few affordable staple pieces such as lightweight t-shirts, tanks, jersey dresses, and shorts, and then you can let your accessories do the rest of work.