Dreaming of dressing like a rock star but your wallet says otherwise? Dressing great on a budget is totally doable, so we decided to round up a few of our favorite tips to stay in style without breaking the bank!
Throw a Clothing Exchange Party
Get together with a group of friends and throw a Clothing Exchange Party. This is where members bring their own clothing, which is clean and in good condition for the party. They offer to exchange clothes they may have gotten bored of with other members for clothing of equal value. You can easily obtain a complete seasonal wardrobe at one clothing exchange party.
Treat this like a real party: have some fun, serve some tapas and party punch, play music. Break the clothing down into two distinct groups: clothes that are expensive designer fashion and those that are moderately priced and exchange away!
Any clothing that is leftover might easily be donated to a local charity group or the Salvation Army.
Visit consignments shops in upscale neighborhoods. Often, clothing that has never been worn or worn just once is left here!
Here’s how it works: The consignment store owner provides a place for the merchandise to be sold in exchange for a percentage of the sale. Many items are designer wear and great finds. These items often sell for less than half their original price. Seriously, you won’t leave empty-handed!
Online auction sites are a great place to search for designer wear at very low prices or to find great clothing bargains. Often, these clothes were never worn by the seller and are in great condition. Many sellers bundle clothes in batches for very low prices. Get in on the action at eBay and place a bid for a few fabulous finds!
Local Thrift Shops
Thrift shops used to have a bad reputation, but now they’re totally in style! I mean, thrift shopping isn’t just for those on a low budget, it’s also a great place to shop for those who are tired of the toxic fast-fashion business and they’re also an amazing spot to find unique items no one else has!
Visit a thrift shop in your own neighborhood for a few good finds. Often, brand new clothing might be obtained at these shops for low prices. This is a great way to find a few fashion accessories like belts, ties, scarves, jewelry, too!
Friends & Family
Ask friends and family if they have any clothes they no longer want and offer to take them off their hands. They clean out their closets and you get a new wardrobe. Win-win.