Spending less on clothes does not have to mean that you are going to dress worse, controlling what you spend on clothes and shoes can help you if you do it intelligently even to be able to buy better quality clothes that will last you longer.
There are two fundamental things that you have to do if you want to save on clothes, the first is to check the monthly expense you have had on clothes during the last 3 months, if you pay with a card this can be easily found by viewing the bank statement.
Secondly, take all the clothes out of your closet and place them on the bed (Marie Kondo) to be aware of the clothes you have, clothes, shoes, bags, accessories … These two steps will help you become aware of the amount of clothes that we usually accumulate almost without realizing it.
Now that you more or less have an idea of the clothes you really have and the monthly expense you usually have on clothes, it’s time to get down to work and start buying clothes more intelligently and thus be able to reduce that expense and save.
Avoid impulse purchases
Impulse purchases are very common, if you see a garment that you like, do not buy it at the moment, mentally review your closet and see if you have any similar ones, we have a tendency to buy the same clothes again and again let at least 24 hours pass before to buy it
In the online stores the same, save if you want the garment in the shopping cart but do not make the purchase effective, let a couple of days even a week go by, maybe after that time you no longer have the need to buy that garment or you don’t like it as much as before.
Closet background with basics
T-shirts, skirts, pants, get a good background of basic garments, buy timeless garments that you can easily combine, shirts and white or yellow shirts if it is the color that goes with you, jeans, shoes … Think that the textile industry is one of the sectors that pollute the most, invest your money in quality garments and stop buying “what you take”, look for your personal style and do not let yourself be dragged by the maelstrom of the trends that flood store windows and social networks .
Take advantage of discounts and rebates
Many clothing stores have discounts throughout the year, take advantage of discounts or mid-season discounts, using loyalty cards or subscribing to the newsletter can also save you some euros, there are stores that offer discounts on the first purchase. Take advantage of winter sales to buy summer clothes and summer to make winter clothes.
Sell what you don’t use
Use second-hand clothing sales applications to get rid of all unused clothes and get money for new clothes or to save. To make it more interesting, challenge yourself if you sell 3 items you can buy a new one.
Buy clothes that match
When you go to buy clothes, think about what you have and how you are going to take advantage of that new garment, with how many clothes you already have, you can combine it, make sure that what you buy goes well with the rest of your wardrobe so you will use it more times.
Share clothes with your friends
If you share with your friends size and tastes in a matter of clothes you can propose to share clothes for moments such as weddings or specific events.
Take care of the clothes you have
This way you will extend the life of a garment and it will last longer. If you take care of the clothes you use and follow the washing instructions you can enjoy them for a longer time.
These are some of the things you can start with if you want to save on clothes, start thinking about clothes as an investment and make more sustainable decisions and buy less clothes making better decisions, learn to exchange your clothes and take advantage of what you have chosen with discretion.