Dress fashionably without blowing your budget

You might think that dressing fashionably on a budget is easier said than done.  Well, now we make it easy for you.  Dressing fashionably is possible on any budget if you know where to shop and how to save.  Yes, you can have a beautiful, yet cheap designer wardrobe.

Many designer outlets exist simply for the reason of getting rid of excess merchandise.  Take advantage of these steep discounts whenever you can.  Make it a point to know where the outlet stores are and visit them to save money.  Be on the lookout for sales year round, the biggest sales are often during holiday times.

Another option, if there are no outlet stores close to you is to visit a second-hand store.  Most second-hand stores carry gently used items that people no longer want and have donated for charity purposes.  This is a great way to get fashionable, designer items at a much lower cost than sticker price.  Online auction sites, such as Ebay, are a great source for designer clothes at a discount.  While in the past counterfeit items were a concern, Ebay has worked hard at weeding out the fake items to protect its buyers.

You may also choose to make your own clothes in a similar fashion to current trends.  Making your own clothes is a great way to make a statement and also to save money.  Fabrics can be purchased at local craft stores.  Can’t sew?  If you are willing to learn, you can learn to sew at your local craft store as well.  Not only will you have saved money, but you will be wearing an original made by you and that guarantees that nobody will have the same item.

Shop the clearance racks.  Often department stores will clearance sale merchandise in order to make room for the new season’s stock.  Be sure to examine items for any damage such as lipstick stains, small rips and any other damage.  Usually, the clearance racks will offer great deals, sometimes up to 80% off original prices.  Now that’s a bargain!

So with clever shopping or by developing your creative talents, you can be dressing like a diva without overspending.

 

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