With spring in full bloom, it’s time to shed coats and bulky sweaters in favor of warm weather styles. However, there’s no need to take a hit to your bank account to update your wardrobe with new spring fashion pieces. Stay frugally fashionable with these budget-friendly tips:
Stay focused. Get ready to see a myriad of new trends in colors, patterns and styles with the spring fashion season. Cold shoulder, off-the-shoulder, bohemian floral, preppy stripes, crisp white or gingham. It can all be so overwhelming and you might feel the pressure to buy something to satisfy each trend. You don’t. Hone in on one that you love (or two if the budget allows) to compile your shopping list. This will help keep your spending focused and you won’t rack up extra expenses with impulsive purchases. Can’t decide which trends you like best? Use Pinterest to seek out inspiration and to organize my favorite fashion images in one place. When you’re done pinning, you can go back and easily see what you’re gravitating to the most.
Be social. Follow the social media accounts of your favorite brands. Many are now using Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram to offer early access to sales or exclusive discounts to their fans. Be sure to sign up for their email as well to be alerted of upcoming sales and events. You may even be incentivized to sign up with a discount offer or free shipping on your next purchase.
Think small. So you’ve become mesmerized with the “it” color of the season. Take things slow and incorporate it into your wardrobe by opting for more affordable small accessories. They can help spruce up basic items already in your closet like jeans and T-shirts and keep you on-trend. Costume jewelry, shoes or even a bottle of nail polish will let you try things out with requiring a huge financial investment. And if you decide it doesn’t work for you, it’ll be easy to move on without the guilt of having spent too much money.
Look for online discounts. Online shopping has grown tremendously popular over the past few years, resulting in great opportunities to find fashion deals. Visiting flash sales sites can help you score major savings. These sites offer merchandise at deeply discounted prices. But as the name implies, sales last for a short period of time and items offered are limited in quantity, so you’ll need to act fast. This is where having a focused shopping list comes in handy! Coupon codes, entered in the promotional box upon checkout, can also provide extra savings for online purchases.