Another season is upon us and you’ve already got your eye on that winter coat in the shop window that would go perfectly with those boots you bought last week. Last year’s winter wardrobe is all ready to be dusted off for another lease of life but for some reason that dress you bought as an investment last year doesn’t seem to get your pulse racing quite like it used to. This season’s style is calling to you everywhere you look, in magazines, on the high street and particularly from that woman in the office who might as well have walked out of the page of a Vogue magazine.
Unfortunately for you however your bank balance is also calling to you – calling for you to stop spending it on fast fashion fixes that will have lost their charm by next year. You restrict your spending for a few weeks but soon realise it’s a slippery slope to sadness, so how can you keep ahead in the style stakes without breaking the bank?
In Search of the Cheaper High Street
No wonder we’re feeling the pinch when shopping for an essential new outfit costs a small fortune, but is women’s cheap clothing really a thing of the past? High street prices seem to have soared which means more of our money going on shoes and handbags rather than in the piggy bank but there are still bargains out there. Next time you hit the high street don’t just shop in the usual haunts, make like David Dickinson and do some quality bargain hunting.
You’ve heard the expression one mans junk is another man’s treasure. Well one woman’s last season style pieces can be another woman’s must have wardrobe essentials. We often blame our need for new clothes on the ever changing styles and seasons but in fact it’s more likely the craving for some instant gratification from buying something new.
Do Your Research
Before you steam down the high street, hammering the credit card in every shop and purchasing willy nilly take time to think about what you actually want. Researching online can help you find similar styles at the cheapest prices and plan outfits so you’re not left with that garish jumper that looked great on the mannequin in the shop but won’t match anything else in your wardrobe.
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