How To Be A Savvy Shopper
How To Be A Savvy Shopper
With the digital age that we live in it's understandable how some may always feel the need to splurge on luxury items. I get it you want to make a great impression, you want to appear to have this luxury lifestyle. But what good is it to fake a lifestyle with zero funds in your account.
Let me be the first to tell you that having luxury items doesn't not equal happiness or success. You can live a successful life without feeling the need to spend all you have to keep up with the Joneses.
Today I am sharing some of my fave tips when it comes to being a Savvy Shopper.
It's not about what you don't have
Seriously it's not!
You may not have the most trendiest pieces, but I am sure you have a ton of classic pieces and basics. It all comes down to how you style them, what you really admire isn't always a certain item. Because I can almost guarantee if you saw a certain piece from that outfit by itself you probably wouldn't like it. Rework what you have in your closet is always the smartest way to save money.
Know When To Spend and When To Save.
During my college years when I would get those big hefty refund checks, I would spend it on items that I really couldn't afford. If you have $3,000 in your savings and you purchase a $2,500 bag that doesn't mean you can afford it. I wish I thought like this in college but hey you live and you learn.
Discover New Affordable Stores
For the majority of the year I have been sharing with you all some of the items I have been able to find at FemmeluxeFinery. I love that the majority of their items come in sets, giving you more ways you can style them. I often put my own twist on to the majority of the clothing, but when I am going out for a night out, I love to refer to their Instagram page for some inspiration. I’ve linked a good chunk of the items I’m wearing above. But I am linking them again here for quick reference. I alway get questions in regards to sizing, it varies depending on the material. For their LOUNGEWEAR TRACKSUIT SETS I am always get a size 8/10. In the picture below I am wearing the BEIGE LOUNGEWEAR TRACKSUIT SET most of the sets comes with a matching top since it’s hot I decided to wear the pants with a bodysuit & kimono.
I’ve also been eyeing the WHITE LEOPARD PRINT MESH OVERLAY TOP & MINI SKIRT CO-ORD I love this set! I paired the top with a pair of highwaisted pants for a night out, followed by an embellished denim jacket. For the set I selected a size 10.
Next I picked up the Black Gold Lip Print T-shirt the t-shirt is a size 8 and fits so good! I normally prefer my tops to be oversized, but I thought this top would also go great with a pair of highwaisted jeans or mid wash distressed jeans
Shop Out of Season
Some people may disagree with me on this and I can totally see why. Shopping out of season can be a good thing or a bad thing for many reasons. But let's focus on the positives, shall we? By positives I mean price tag :) I buy a lot of things out of season and it's usually the pieces that I've been eyeing the whole season but didn't quite agree with the price.
When shopping out of season you really want to make sure it's something that you would wear when that season arrives again. I am guilty of buying summer pieces in the fall only to hate them the upcoming summer.