14 Jan 2018

How To Save On Style


I am not one to spend a lot of money on clothes, shoes and accessories. I feel like the high street has so many places that offer great fashion pieces or 'fast-fashion'. I quite enjoy shopping on a budget as it's something that can save me a lot of money. I would say that I'm pretty good at saving money when it comes to clothing - not to toot my own trumpet or anything - so I thought it would be a good idea to share my tips and advise on how I do it so you can do it too.

Perhaps this can help you if January isn't a great month money-wise or one of your New Years resolutions is to save more money... or if you are just interested in cutting down your spending in general. I hope these tips are somewhat helpful for you and help you save whilst your shopping for style items!




Take advantage of the sales

This is an obvious one but if you are anything like me and are quite scared about shopping in the sales, do it online instead! Boxing day sales, mid-season sales, end of season sales, Black Friday sales – whatever the sale is just try and attempt to shop whilst they are happening so you can save a bit of cash. It’ll all be worth it and plus you may find some gems in there!


Hunt down discounts, vouchers and money-off codes

I love a good discount code or voucher! Some stores often have these in magazines, newsletters, daily sales and marketing emails, on the landing page of the website or on the receipt itself. Look out for any opportunity to bag some money-off on your next visit or shop!

You can also just try a random internet search and you may just get lucky and find a discount code available on a website. Or even try searching on social media as bloggers sometimes offer discount codes for specific stores and brands.

There are also apps that are specifically for discounts. Unidays is fab for if you are a student but if you are not – Vouchercloud is a great app to have.




Have a good basic clothing to trend piece ratio

My basics collection is like my ‘uniform’. There are certain pieces that are staples in my wardrobe because I literally wear them all the time. For example I love black jeans, plain jumpers, a pair of black Converse and a neutral coat. I would say that 70% of my wardrobe is filled with items like these.

The rest are trend pieces or items that I won’t necessary wear too regularly. For example, trendy pieces, evening dresses, heels, dressy tops and clutch bags. I personally don’t like to keep too many of these types of items because it is not going to be worn as regularly and can therefore be sitting in the back of the cupboard for far too long, but also because it could get outdated quite quickly.

Trends come and go and every season there is something new. Shop smartly so you can utilise certain trend pieces seasonally or make sure it isn’t an investment / designer piece so you don’t feel too bad when it is no longer in fashion or if you throw it out.




Try creating a ‘capsule wardrobe’

I have heard so much about ‘capsule wardrobes’ over the past year. Mostly from Anna (The Anna Edit), she loves a good capsule wardrobe video / blog post! I must admit that I am truly fascitnated by a capsule wardrobe and am very tempted to try it. However, I feel like at this point in my life I am unable to commit to the ‘rules’.

The point of a capsule wardrobe is that you limit the quantity of clothing you have in your wardrobe by shopping seasonally so you become a smarter shopper. I feel like Anna explains it much better over on her blog and Youtube channel so just head over there to read all about it!



Shop recommendations

Here are my favourite stores to shop at as they are inexpensive / high street brands but also regularly have discounts and sales.

Primark
Boohoo
New Look
H&M
ASOS

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Do you have any money-saving shopping tips? 

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Outfit is all New Look
Top | Jeans | Jacket | Boots | Scarf (similar)
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  1. I love shopping sales, and discounts too. It's always good to save money here and there when you need clothing. I also love your coat, it is so cute!
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