Summer fashions are always changing and thus, so is your wardrobe. If you want to keep your summer clothes in style, you’ll need to be smart about it in order to not spend your entire bank account or max out your credit cards. Here are a few tips we have to help you keep your wardrobe fresh without blowing the bank.
- Summer Shopping Sales
The local shopping center is a good place to look for Summer Sales at your favorite retail shops. If you have the time to go spend a full day looking around and trying things on, deciding what you like and what you don’t, it’s not a bad idea to make a girls shopping day and seek out all the bargains. Maybe go on a day when it’s really hot so you can enjoy the fresh air conditioning inside!
Outlet malls are great because they are already cheap and many stores will usually run a Summer Sale Special. You can basically double down on savings if you find the right stores. This is also pretty time consuming, so you’ll probably need to make a day out of it to make the most of your savings. If you can hit all your favorite retailers in a day, your summer shopping will be completely done!
Shopping on the internet is by far the easiest way to get what you want. Also, there are tons of retailers online like Athleta that offer online specials since they cut out the cost of having the overhead at a storefront. Just check the return policy in case you need to exchange sizes or you don’t like the way it looks. A lot of sites have lenient return policies so don’t worry too much.
- Buying Second Hand
- eBay for designer stuff
You can save a lot of money on the finest of stuff if you don’t mind buying something secondhand. Ebay is very reputable for buying things like jewelry, handbags, nice shoes, etc. Just be sure to check the seller’s ratings and reviews to avoid being scammed.
- Local Consignment or Secondhand shops
There are also a lot of local stores that have some quality secondhand clothes, many of them still have the original tags on them.
- Look for Last Years Stuff
To be honest, fashions, especially summer fashions, don’t change that much year to year. Things like shorts and swimsuits don’t need to be bought every year.
- Rack clearing sales
- A lot of stores need to make room on their shelves for incoming merchandise, so they’ll discount anything from last year. This is a fantastic place to get deals on anything from sandals, to sunglasses, and beyond.
- Outlet Retailers
- Some big stores like Nordstrom have specialty stores that they send everything from last year that didn’t sell in the main location. The longer it’s there, the cheaper it gets. Also, they’ll usually have a nice steady supply of the top brands so you don’t have to worry about that.