We all want to look our best, but it’s pretty common to feel as though, in order to look great, you’ve got to spend a whole lot of money. After all, many of the most amazing clothes are the ones with the heftiest price tags. But is that the way that things need to be? Do you really need to empty your bank account just to find that perfect outfit? Of course not! The truth is that it’s entirely possible to get your hands on some truly amazing fashion finds without spending too much. Here are a few things that you might just want to try.
Charity stores are your friends
A lot of people have a nasty habit of turning their noses up at charity stores. And, to be frank, that’s ridiculous. The truth is that charity stores are an absolute gift to anyone who wants to be able to dress well on a tight budget. You’re almost always going to find some seriously hidden gems that you might otherwise never have come across. Sure, you’re buying things second hand, but if you’re going to put them in the wash anyway, why does that even matter? Another great option is plus size clothing swaps, search Facebook and other social channels or organise your own one in your town!
Get the best deals
Of course, there are some things that you see in stores that would normally be way out of your price range. Sure, a lot of the time you’re just going to have to walk past the shop window feeling a little disappointed, but you could also end up getting great deals on things that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. Things like Very voucher codes allow you to get hold of some wonderful clothes at far lower prices than you would ever have had to pay if you were buying them at full price. Whether you’re getting cash back or a discount voucher, you can avoid paying full price on most things.
Make things yourself
Of course, if you want to get really thrifty, one of the very best things that you can do is to start making your own clothes. Now, that might sound like a serious challenge, and sure, it’s easier to just buy them. But there’s nothing like the satisfaction that comes with being able to strut your stuff in an outfit that you made with your own two hands. Not only that but your clothes will be that much more unique and you never have to worried about showing up somewhere and matching with someone else. You don’t even have to make things from scratch. You can just make adjustments and changes to existing clothes to turn them into something totally new. Our Zoe has a couple posts on customising clothes and she is amazing at it!
The truth is that a lot of fashion ends up being expensive for no reason other than the names attached to it. If you’re able to break out of the mindset that the only things that matter are brand names, you’re going to be able to find a whole lot of amazing clothes far cheaper than you ever expected. Sure, it can be tough to get out of the mindset that brands are best, but the truth is that it’s the way you feel in the clothes that matter, not the name on the label.
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