Monday, January 28, 2013

How To Dress For Minimum Expenses

We all get those days when we feel like we have absolutely NOTHING to wear, when the truth is, we have a whole walk-in closet full of clothes.
It's kind of funny to think about, actually. 
I think it's just our excuse to go out and buy more clothes, don't you think?

This recently happened to my mom and I.
She was telling me how she doesn't have anything to wear anymore and I was just like "Mom, are you kidding me? We were just at the mall a few days ago. How can you not have anything to wear when you literally just went shopping?!"
IT DRIVES ME INSANE! INSANE! (Although, I know I do it too. :/)

It's a good thing Catherine is back with yet, another, informative article about cheaper shopping alternatives when you "feel like you don't have anything to wear anymore." (Even if you really do.)

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Messy closet

How to dress for minimum expenses?

It has become a ridiculous situation when a woman says that she has a bunch of things in her closet but still has nothing to wear. What to do in this case – to run to the nearest store again? No, you can regularly update your wardrobe in much more accessible and less costly ways. You basically have three options how to dress for minimum expenses and look stylish after all:

1. Dress exchange or flea market’s clothes. It is enough popular fashion movement where the essence of which is that people bring their old clothes, but in good condition, and change them with those who want to wear them.

2. Sell ​​all unnecessary clothes – to friends, relatives or online. Open your Internet shop if necessary. This method of getting rid of unnecessary things can be quite profitable and it has become quite popular just like online payday loans for fashionistas. By the way, these online loans can save your day as well.  You can also run a sort of a mini home sale and call together all of your friends, neighbors and colleagues.

3. Buy everything abroad. If you have decided to change your wardrobe radically - you should look at foreign boutiques, especially during the huge seasonal sales. Some tour operators offer their customers shopping tours to Italy or France. Saving on such purchases may be significant. For example, in Milan during Christmas holidays the sales’ discounts can be as high as 80%.

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These are all great ideas! 
I donate my clothes to Goodwill. 
Not only are you giving yourself more space in the closet (wink wink), but you are also helping out by providing clothes for the needy. WIN!

The 2nd option sounds interesting as well. 
I know a bunch of bloggers already have Etsy shops where they sell clothes that are still in good condition. 
I think it's a great way to get rid of things that you don't want anymore and it's also a great mini side business.

As for the 3rd option, I've actually found some great deals and promos on various foreign online clothing stores! 
Most of them almost always have super sales or huge promos going on so definitely keep your eyes peeled.

How often do you clean out your closet? 

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30 comments:

  1. i clean out my closet twice a year, but i think i should do it more often. the dress exchange option sounds great to me! you get to update your wardrobe without spending money and it's also a way to bond with your family and friends. :D

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    1. That's so true! I might give that one a try. I try to clean my closet as often as I can. :)

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  2. Great tips! I will clean out my closet in spring:) I always do:)

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  3. Wonderful advice. I just cleaned my closet out a couple weeks ago and donated a lot of clothes. I think I need to start shopping more at foreign boutiques to try to get some good deals.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. Doesn't it feel good to clean out your closet? I don't know. I find it really relaxing. :D Yes yes, do try!

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  4. I love the idea of clothes swaps! I still have yet to be able to attend one, but hopefully sometime soon. I am in desperate need of getting rid of some old pieces!

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    1. There are stores here in LA like Crossroads where you can sell your clothes. They basically buy them off of you. It's pretty cool actually. I'm just not sure if they have branches outside of LA.

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  5. Ummm..... I don't clean it out enough. There are certain items that haven't been used in years but I don't want to part with. I thrift 99% of my clothes... Which is probably why I have so much. I'll find inspiration on line and then thrift a very similar version for pennies.

    Very cool post, you brought up some great points!

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    1. Thrifting sounds really cool. I have to try that more often.

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  6. I understand how it happens though, you get bored of the clothing you have. Although shopping abroad can cause some issues with customs! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  7. I clean out my closet every 3 months - I find it liberating! :D

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  8. Love this post!!! I always feel I have nothing to wear :S
    I made a huge closet clean up when I moved from argentina to austria :)
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  9. nice post! love the idea!
    I would love you to visit my blog and if you want we can follow each other via GFC and bloglovin! Let me know!
    Have a nice day!
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    xoxo

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  10. so smart! love this post and thanks for the tips! xo
    chaseandem.blogspot.com

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  11. Such great tips! Considering I've moved every 2 years for as long as I can remember, I clean out my closet OFTEN! Ha

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  12. WOW! Great post--I sometimes think of my closet as a museum (I that old) or antique shop I can rummage through on occassion to get at some really great stuff . . ..

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    1. That's a great way to think about!

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