A Recessionista’s Guide To Fall Shopping

by Anna P. | August 17th, 2009 | Fashion, Money Saving Hints, Sales

dollarFall won’t start until late September, but that doesn’t stop most retail shops and boutiques from bringing out fall/winter clothing, shoes, and accessories. And that’s great, but most of us are waiting for fall sales before we shell out cash for that luxurious new cashmere sweater or faux crocodile handbag. In the meantime, here are a few things for you to do to prepare for fall with style for less.

1-Host a clothing swap party with your friends to trade in the clothes or accessories (in good condition) that you hardly wear for something new. Make sure that everyone brings in at least few items to swap.

2-Raid the sale and clearance bins for  summer items that will work throughout the fall. This includes items like  jeans, tee shirts, and even maxi dresses (which looks great with a denim jacket).

3-Go through your closet to find items you forgot about. Find a few core pieces that will work with several different looks. Stick with neutral pieces.

4-Live in jeans- which is something most of us already do. If you’re currently living in jeans and a tee, throw on a hoodie. Hooded sweatshirts are often stylish, yet an inexpensive piece to liven up your look.

5-Learn to sew. Some craft stores offer classes, as do local community centers. This is a valuable skill and a fun way to create new looks.

6-Buy a few new accessories, like a new handbag or shoes, to stretch out what you already have. Buying some inexpensive fashion jewelry works, too.

7-Get thrifty and shop at your local thrift boutiques for gently used threads.

8-And if you must get that hot fall item before it goes on sale, try to wait for a free shipping or gift with purchase promotion to get more for your money.

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