Let's be honest, we all hate spending money. It's not something we enjoy doing, yet we need to do it. It's possibly even worse when it comes to buying clothes as we know that we're paying for items we will probably only wear for a couple of years. Then, it gets even worse when buying clothes for kids as they grow out of them in months!
Anyway, buying clothes can get super expensive, so you need to learn how to save money. Check out these four different ways you can slash your clothing expenses:
Look for discount codes
Before you buy anything, always look for discount codes online. A lot of clothing websites will have different codes throughout the year, and there are browser extensions you can download that will find if a website has a code or not when you're on it. It's such an easy way to get excellent deals on your orders, so always be sure you check for discount codes before you buy.
Avoid designer brands
Branded clothing can be great, but it's rarely worth the money. Especially some designs that are just plain but have one logo that suddenly increases the price tenfold. Instead, you are going to save loads of cash if you avoid designer brands - and most big brands, in general. A lot of clothing sites have their own branded clothing that is just as good as some of the other stuff out there, but half as expensive because you're not paying for the brand. Realistically, most designer clothing is made in the same factory as the cheaper stuff anyway!
Shop at cheaper websites
Do you have a go-to clothing site that you always shop at? Perhaps this is the reason you keep paying so much money for your clothes! The site you usually frequent could be super expensive and have lots of extra charges - like delivery fees - that make your clothes more costly than they need to be. For the best cheap clothing sites, learn more here. You will find a list of the cheapest places to shop that still provide you with high-quality clothing. A simple idea like changing where you shop can make such a difference to your clothing expenses. Most people forget that other sites and shops exist because they are so used to shopping at the same place over and over again.
Buy second-hand clothes
The final way you can save money is by purchasing second-hand clothing. So many people will buy clothes, wear them once, then sell them. Or, they don't wear them and sell them because they forgot to send them back to the shop. There's a common misconception that second-hand clothing isn't very nice, but the truth is you can find excellent stuff for bargain prices. You can wash them when they arrive, so it will basically be like wearing something new anyway.
Try any of these ideas if you want to save money when buying new things to wear. Or, you can combine a few of the ideas to save even more money!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.