Clothes shopping on a budget
I’m on a tight budget and really want to buy some new clothes. Do you have any advice to help me make the right choices?
Buy clothing that will span all seasons — like wool crepe or matte jersey. Try to plan your wardrobe around three neutral colors. Choose between khaki, navy, brown, black, white or creme. Buy more solids than prints – you won’t get tired of them as quickly.
Focus on general trends. You will wear these items longer. They are a better fashion bet and can be found at all price points. Fads always have a shorter life span than trends.
Remember that buying inexpensive items just because they are inexpensive is almost always a bad investment. If you can’t afford to buy the item that you really want, wait awhile. Remix existing clothes or alter your hair, makeup or accessories to achieve a new look.
Don’t choose buying the cashmere sweater over making the car payment. Be responsible and always shop with your budget in mind.
Kathi is a professional organizer, image consultant and event planner based in San Diego California.
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