We’ve all heard the line “dress for success,” but it can be a challenge if you’re budget impaired. If you long to have a wardrobe that marks you as a successful businessman or woman but your wallet won’t allow it, you’ll be relieved to know there are ways around that costly factor. Here are some tips for looking good without paying a fortune in clothing costs:
Shop off season. If you wait until mid-summer to buy your warm weather needs you can find great outfits on clearance, so you’ll only pay a fraction of the original price.
Go online to find a wider variety of choices and prices. Many companies offer a special deal for your first order, and some will give you free shipping just for entering your email address.
Look for extra discounts. Online coupon sites partner with major retailers to give you great offers on clothing and everything else under the sun, so take advantage of their generosity!
Check out the resale shops. Look for high end resale or consignment shops and you’ll find designer wear clothing that’s gently used. Often you’ll find suits and dresses that still have their tags from the original store!
Watch online stores and auction sites. Most list whether the item for sale is new or used, and usually they’ll detail whether there is any noticeable wear of the clothing. Many major stores use these sites to clear out their inventory, so you can find great deals once you start looking!
Be persistent. Don’t expect to get everything you want in one trip; you need to make a habit of checking your favorite stores and sites once a week or once a month. Soon you’ll get an idea of when the stores do their markdowns and specials, and you can watch for your favorite outfit to hit the clearance racks.
Stay within a budget. Just because something is a great price doesn’t mean you have to have it; set a clothing budget and stick to it. Build your wardrobe slowly and it’ll last for years and years!