Shopping, for some it’s like therapy and others just really like it. We all have our ways to shop. Online, offline, alone or with friends; there are many ways to keep that money rolling. However, sometimes we have to hold ourselves and see if we really need to spend our salary already, or save our money to invest it into something more valuable. This can be a bag for example, but also a trip to a far away island during the cold winter months. Whatever you do with it, here are our 5 tips to spend less on clothes!
NOT ALL TRENDS ARE MUST-HAVES
When you enter fast fashion stores like Zara or click enter on Asos, you are thrown to death with amazing ‘fashion must-haves’. With all kind of trends going on, it is so tempting to buy something you actually don’t need. Just keep remembering for yourself ‘Not all trends are must-haves’. See if you really want it first and if you will enjoy it for years. If yes, you can treat yourself, but don’t do it too often!
HOLD ON TO YOUR CLASSICS
Classics, classics, classics! I can keep on saying this, because nothing can beat some key-pieces in anyones wardrobe. Instead of going for another printed shirt, invest in a good fitted white shirt. Or go for a 100% wool/cashmere sweater instead of polyester ones at the fast-fashion stores. They often costs a little more, but search well and keep your eyes open during sale. Believe me, classics are always worth a little investment!
FIGURE OUT YOUR TO-GO PIECES
We all have an outfit which we crap most of the time when we are in a hurry. A jeans-shirt combo or just that well fitted dress, we all have our to-go outfits and pieces. Figure out what they are so the next time you go shopping you can look for these. They basically work the same with classics, you can only go a little bolder here. So next time you open your laptop or go to the city, ask yourself the question if the item you are about to buy is easy to wear and can become a new to-go item.
SOMETHING IN, SOMETHING OUT
This is a rule we try here at the office and have to say, it’s a hard job. But with the same reason, we buy less. Because we have the rule; if we buy something new, something old has to leave. Of course, it’s not always possible, but it can help! It not only keeps overview and space in your closet, it also reminds you of items you still may have and have forgotten about.
INVEST IN A GOOD TAILOR
Last but definitely not the least; invest in a good tailor! You have definitely some items in your wardrobe that you don’t wear anymore because of something that broke or because it became to big or a little too tight. When you have a good tailor, he or she can may help you with your problem so you don’t have to get something new.