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7 Unconventional Tips to Spend Less on Clothes

Updated on May 26, 2015

Have you ever been in a scenario where you feel like you don’t have anything to wear? Then decided to head on to the shopping malls and hunt for a new dress? But before you do that, read this first. It might save you a couple of bucks.

1) Buy neutral colors

It’s best and very easy to match clothes if they are neutral colors. It’s also much stress free to accentuate it with different accessories. Minimize buying clothes with patterns as this is complicated to pair on other clothing pieces. Furthermore neutral colors are flexible. I can always rely it on corporate, party, or casual look. I can even just pair it with jeans and I’ll look fabulous.

Here are the best neutral colors you can start with:

  • Black
  • Purple
  • Teal
  • White
  • Gray
  • Brown
  • Khaki
  • Navy
  • Ivory
  • Midgray


2) Think how often you’ll use it before you buy

Don’t splurge if you’ll only used it on one occasion (though your wedding gown might be exempted).You can always borrow from a friend. It’s best use of money if you will wear it a couple of times like at work or gym. You don’t want to have clothes just resting at the farthest side of your closet.

3) Don’t go too much on trends

Fashion trends are famous today, gone tomorrow. Trends are temporary. Go on owning classic pieces that you can always wear in whatever year we are. And besides you don’t want to look the same as your neighbor and be compared who wore it best, right?

Examples of classic pieces are:

  • Jeans
  • Leather jacket
  • White shirt
  • Pencil skirt
  • Black dress
  • Cashmere sweater

4) Buy off season

It’s less hassle and less money by doing so. The cost of bathing suit whoops up every summer due to popular demands. But if you buy it on winter, you can have the best with less cost. The same thing goes as to buying a sweater on a summer. Though you might seem weird to others, you are in reality wise as many retailers make a lot of gimmicks to increase they prices on season without buyers knowing it because their busy hustling to wear something at beach.


5) Thrift shops

There are plenty of clothes here that still as good as new. And I have different options to choose from. The prices are very low and the exciting part is their shops almost have everything that I’m looking for.

6) Proper care

If clothes are in good condition then you likely don’t have to buy a new one. That’s plain and simple. Follow the instructions if it’s okay to machine wash, and then use your hand if it indicates to hand wash. Never iron if there’s warning not to. Clothes are fruits of our hard earned money so take great care of it. So go look for that needle and learn to sew.


7) Get into Shape

Getting into shape is a surefire way to avoid buying new clothes because of it doesn’t fit or look good reasons. If we’re in good shape it’s good for our health and to our pockets. Additionally, you’ll look good in every clothes you’ll wear be it branded or hand me downs. Fashion is undoubtedly how you carry yourself.

So now there's no more excuses of not being fabulous.It's just a matter of choice and a couple of frugal efforts.How about you?Are there any tips you want to share?Hit it at the comments below!


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    • kristinekaren profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Philippines

      RichFatCat,that's a great tip!A win win for everyone.Thanks

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      Alan Lehmann 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Don't forget: "Buy used, then sell used." The time in between would be like renting.

      Clothing on eBay and other auction sites are easy to buy online, wear until it's time for a change, then sell it to someone else. The depreciation in price is the only cost of the clothes.

      Great Hub!!!


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