Living the student life is great, but when it comes to how much cash you have in your pocket, your pockets are, unfortunately, empty (especially for luxuries like clothing). However, if you are as fashion-motivated as I am, you find a way to buy the clothing you love, but at a lower price. Brand names are great, but they are not the ‘be all and end all’ of having great style.
Today I am going to give you four tips for finding those beloved and fabulous finds…
Scout out the Sales and WAIT!
They are out there. Trust me…you just have to look. More importantly, wait for things that you have been eyeing to go on sale! There is nothing worse than purchasing something at full price, and then seeing it two weeks later for half off! You can’t help but feel like you have been totally ripped off!
Old Navy is your friend.
This doesn’t apply to Old Navy, but all stores that aren’t necessarily true brand name. Yes, TopShop and Nordstrom is a great place to shop…but the prices aren’t always so friendly and when you don’t have $150 for a sweater, the less expensive stores are more ideal! Not to mention, most stores follow the same trends for less money!
Subscribe, subscribe, subscribe!
This is probably the best way to find great deals. All of your favourite retailers will have the option to subscribe to email updates, and as long as you don’t mind your inbox being inundated with subscriptions, you are home free! I don’t subscribe to every retailer, but I definitely do for my favourite ones! This is how you are going to find out about the deals and special sales that they have!
The More you buy, the better!
If you are buying one item at a time, multiple times a week or even multiple times a month…you are wasting money. Paying shipping on one item versus five items makes a whole lot of difference – why? Often, there is a free shipping cap which means when you surpass a certain spending cap, you will get your items shipped for free! So try and group all of that shopping together so you can save a tad!
There are so many deals out there waiting to be found, in fact…
Here are some of my recent fab finds:
Hopefully these tips help you get out and find those deals! Ultimately, the most important part is making sure you feel like you have gotten a great deal! Shopping is one of my strengths and weaknesses, but when you shop smart and find the deals, you can get what you want at a cheaper price!