Stretch Your Recession Dollars- Shopping Tips for Your Wardrobe

by Patti | March 26th, 2009 | Fashion

When it comes to shopping, the further you can stretch your dollars the better! Tough economic times call for tough measures. So, what do you do when your spring wardrobe is in dire need of help, but your pocketbook is sending you warning looks?

Read on for some shopping tips to help you make the right decisions.

  1. Be prepared before you go shopping. Peruse your closet, and figure out what you need as opposed to what you already have. Make a list if necessary. This will help to curtail spur-of-the-moment reckless spending!
  2. The mall may be one of your favorite places to shop but temptations and hefty price tags also await you. Plus, there is always the allure of stopping for an overpriced cappuccino at a gourmet coffee shop. Instead, make your way to discount stores, second-hand shops and outlet stores. Before turning your nose up at these places, give them a try! Another equally viable option is to stay home and park yourself in front of your computer instead. Stroll the aisles of your favorite cyber shops to find some bargains to fit your budget!
  3. The clothes you buy should be an investment in your wardrobe, regardless of the season that you are buying for. Buy good quality items that will last you for many years. Look for classic pieces that never go out of style.
  4. Elaborating somewhat on the last tip, to make your money stretch as far as you need, do not buy clothes that are trendy because they will be here today and gone tomorrow. Buy basics and stay away from flashy pieces.
  5. Buy natural fabrics whenever possible. Why is that? Natural materials, such as linen and wool, last longer than many synthetic fibers. They are stylish materials that may go out of style for a season or two, but before you know it they will be front and center on the fashion scene again!
  6. Learn to mix and match separates. The same pair of pants or skirt may look good when paired with any number of different tops in a selection of styles, colors and fabrics. Experiment with different looks!
  7. Pay close attention to washing instructions. Don’t spend the bulk of your money on clothing that is “dry clean only.”
  1. Great tips! Thanks for sharing.

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