Become A Thrifty Fashionista
Fashion is all about feeling beautiful, expressing your style, and getting creative. The good news is you don’t have to break the bank to look fantastic and embrace the latest trends. For a few ideas to get you started, check out these four thrifty fashionista tips! 🙂
1. Embrace Vintage
One of the simplest ways to save money on clothing is to embrace a vintage style and start shopping in vintage stores. Whether you’re looking for a 50’s style tea dress or a 70’s tweed jacket, vintage stores have plenty of unique garments. Also, check out the ‘Object Limited’ app. Vogue recently dubbed it the ‘ultimate vintage clothes app.’
2. Go For Quality
Fast-fashion is on the rise, and this trend is comprising sustainable fashion initiatives. Cheaper items may seem desirable; however, these items are often low-quality. Instead of shopping for cheap items that always need to be replaced, go for more expensive items that are long-lasting. When you choose quality fashion that you can wear time and time again, you’ll actually save money in the long run.
3. Sell It On
Okay, so we all end up with clothing items that we never wear (guilty! ;)), but that doesn’t mean that these garments have to go to waste. Instead of letting a perfectly good dress collect dust in your wardrobe, sell it and make some of the money back. There are plenty of great apps to sell clothing, including:
Depop: Depop is an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of fashion from all over the world. Simply take a few pics, upload them, and start chatting to those who want to snap up your goods. On Depop, you’ll find a range of everything from designers to high street brands and vintage clothes.
Vinted: Vinted is a great place to sell pre-loved clothing and accessories. It’s free to use and easy to manage your transactions using Paypal.
4. Clothes Swap
In pretty much every city you’ll find a clothing swap event or two. A small group of people are invited to bring their unwanted clothing and swap them (so that everyone goes home with something new). – If you prefer, you can put on a clothes swap event with a group of your friends. – Not only will you be saving money but you’ll also be embracing sustainable fashion.
Once you’ve started making savings on your wardrobe, you’ll probably start thinking about saving money in other areas of your life. For a few ideas to keep up the momentum, consider the following…
Budgeting Apps: A few apps that can help you budget include ‘You Need A Budget,’ ‘Good Budget,’ and ‘Mint Money Manager.’
Debt Consolidation Schemes: It’s impossible to start saving when you have a significant amount of debt. I’m a big-time saver myself, but money slip-ups can happen to us all! In this case, check out schemes such as ‘DTSS’s Debt Discharge Program.’ For more information, take a look at https://www.dtss.us/top-secret.html.
Go Green: Whether it’s using less water, switching your energy provider, or growing your own veg, there are plenty of ways to protect the planet and save money too.