The original title for this post is Tips on Savings on Clothes. However, I would like to use different synonyms for Tips in the next few “Savings” series instead of just the word “Tips”. Also, suggestions reflects a persuasive approach instead of pushing to you the lifestyle which I think is ideal, but you may disagree.
Ahhh, the three essentials: food, clothing and shelter. These days, you may add entertainment, video games, movies, luxury transportation, toys, etc. But wait, that would be the subject of another post, right?
Right. Let’s concentrate on how to save on your clothes expenses.
*DO NOT buy clothes – is this an epiphany or what? By not going to the store or going to websites that sell clothes, you automatically saved 100% of your money. But, this may be impractical, so we move on to a more politically correct approach. But wait, if you hold off not buying clothes for a month or so, you increased your savings.
*Do you know what you like already? This is vital. Know your wants (or much preferably, needs) before going shopping. This will prevent you from buying too much. Then watch your favorite stores. Once you find that the clothes you like are on sale, go buy it.
*Buy Quality – without advertising too much, I have bought clothes that refuse to break. Some of them has a logo of a man on a horse on the left chest area. Some days, I hate their durability because I have lost much weight already from 8 years ago, yet the shirt refuses to even have a small tear. I saved money by not buying every few years. You can, too.
*Mix and Match – buy plain colored clothes, that way it is easier to wear the black jacket over the blue blouse or t-shirt, as an example. If you must buy patterns, buy only a few so you can wear them with the plain ones. It’s hard to mix patterns when their design clashes.
*Proper Size – If you gain or lose a significant amount of weight, by all means, buy the right size clothes. But that will be expensive? Well, you have to appear well dressed in order for you to attract good salary or good income if you are a businessman. If you dress less sharp, then you might exude a negative image – which could affect your income. Besides, what you are wearing has a bearing on your morale.
*Wear for Comfort – Don’t buy the latest fad on wool if you get itchy wearing it. Buy shoes based on comfort first, and looks second. There’s a lot of comfortable shoes that are inexpensive yet durable and nicely designed. Watch out for high heels. It elevates feet unnaturally – which may affect your spine and your central nervous system. Your health is much more important than looking great! If you are healthy, you WILL look great!
Please do not use this article as an excuse to go shopping tomorrow.