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.
When To Invest
You lose money when you splurge on items you are only going to wear once. Ok, so it's ok to splurge on that dress that you are going to wear to a wedding, or maybe a graduation ceremony, I def splurge on special occasion pieces. But when you splurge on the most trendiest piece that you know you aren't going to wear next year then I think that is really wasting money. I say splurge on those pieces that are absolutely timeless. I was walking past Stuart Weitzman shoes the other day and I got so happy because I found a place where I would not feel guilty for paying $300 on a shoe. You know why because I could totally see my mom, grandma and even myself wearing some of those shoes for a very long time.
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.
How fun would it be to get together with some of your Best Friends and swap clothing!!
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.
Don't be afraid to shop at thrift stores. I LOVE shopping at Thrift stores I am always finding pieces that you can't even find in stores anymore. I actually found that shopping at thrift stores has really helped me define my personal style. There are a ton of do's and don't when it comes to thrifting which I will save for a rainy day.
What are some of your favorite ways to save money when you are shopping?
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