Now that I’ve resigned from my job and we’re relying on my husband’s store to “bring home the bacon” we’ve been even more aware of the pennies that leave our pockets. With that said I wanted to share what I’ve been working on.
My wardrobe ~ on a budget.
With all of the back to school sales going on right now it’s easy to run in and grab items without thinking. Don’t do it! & who doesn’t like saving $? We talk a lot at church about spending less to give more.
Here’s my little two cents to not buying in the moment and not having “buyers remorse”
|~source~ via Kaylee on Pinterest|
- Look through ads, magazines & online to find what you like. What’s your style? I love Pinterest for this (as a matter of fact you can follow my boards by clicking on the P on the upper right!) It’s funny how it becomes obvious very quickly.
- Clean out your closet – ditch the stuff that’s looking old or doesn’t fit right (unless you tend to fluctuate in weight – I have a bin labeled “clothes that don’t fit” and throw it in the basement. I don’t need to be reminded of the clothes that are too small every day. Tears don’t help the day start off well.)
- Donate/Sell what doesn’t work for you anymore. If you haven’t worn it in awhile, you probably won’t. Why not let someone else enjoy it!
- Make outfits out of what key pieces you have left.
- Look at your pictures of the outfits you liked & figure out what’s missing to create these outfits out of pieces you already own.
- Make a list.
- Go shopping & keep the receipts!
- Try on the items you bought with your clothes and see if they work and look the way you want them to.
- Try them on for someone else - they may tell you what you want to (or don’t want to hear) and be honest.
- Don’t get caught up in the sale of the moment and buy a 7th black shirt and 7th pair of jeans).
- Make sure you understand the return policies of each store. Some stores don’t let you return sale items.
- Quality – buy quality and classic pieces to build upon. A good sweater or nice pants will last years without showing age – ultimately being your $ saver in the end. Thinking more long term than short term.
- Trendy – these are the items that I decide to buy that may last 1 or 2 seasons. Don’t bother with the sweater or shirt that will pill or stretch after the first washing.
- You don’t need 7 ruffled shirts – they’ll be out of style in a year and then what do you have? Believe me, I know, it’s hard when they’re so cute and such a deal
|~source~ via Cami on Pinterest|
Now I’m to the point of making outfits out of my clothes and I’m going to take pictures. When I’m tired I don’t always have the patience to figure things out. That’s where my pictures will come in (until I get it “down”). I’ll share some with you!
What do you do when dealing with your wardrobe? Any inspiration? Thoughts? Please share!