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Frugal Fashionista: Save Money on Clothes This Summer

Summer fashion is a lot of fun, unlike during the colder months you can pretty much wear what you want and don’t need to worry about covering up to keep warm. The dresses, sandals, skirts and shorts all come back out, and you can enjoy bright colours and bold patterns that perhaps don’t work as well during the other seasons. However buying new clothes every season can be expensive, thankfully there are ways you can save money and still look a million dollars.

 

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Buy Versatile Staples

If you buy versatile items that can be dressed up and dressed down, you’ll find that you always have something to wear. Whether you need something to wear at a wedding, a christening, your friend’s barbeque or date night with your partner, you’ll be able to adapt your outfits and feel like you have something unique to wear without having to buy lots of items.

Simple summer dresses work well here, team up with a blazer and heels for a smart summer evening look, and with sandals and a kimono for a casual daytime outfit. If you choose well, you can even wear some of these dresses into the autumn too, simply pair up with tights, boots and a cute leather jacket.

If you know you have lots of occasions coming up and don’t have the budget to be able to afford lots of new outfits then this is a great way round it. Purchase some inexpensive accessories to customise each look, for example some statement jewellery for evening, a couple of hats and some sunglasses for practical daytime accessories.

 

Check Out Charity Shopsr

If you’ve always turned your nose up to the idea of charity shops then it’s time to think again. Not only can you snag yourself some amazing items at bargain prices, but the money from everything you buy will be put to a good cause.

Sure, you probably won’t be able to find your whole summer wardrobe in here but they’re well worth taking a peek in every now and again. Chances are at some point you’ll find a fantastic item for far less than you’d pay full RRP. Often charity shop clothes are nearly new or have only ever been worn a few times, sometimes you can even find brand new things in there.

 

Host a Swap Party

All of us have clothes in our wardrobe that we don’t really wear. Perhaps they were impulse buys or maybe we didn’t try them on in store and when we got home realised they didn’t look good. For some reason or another maybe we didn’t get around to taking them back and they’ve sat collecting dust ever since.

Lots of us hold onto clothes with the intention of losing weight and wearing them again one day, or in the hopes that they’ll come back into style. Instead of them sitting around taking up space, why don’t you and your friends all grab the items you don’t wear and host a swap party? You can all have fun trying on different things, and you each might find a couple of pieces from the other’s closets that work far better on you.

 

How do you plan on saving money on your fashion pieces this summer.

 

*Collaborative post.

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