Here are some tips that can extend the life of your clothes and help you dress for less.
Washing is tougher on clothes than wearing. Consider wearing apparel items more than once between laundering. Using cold water is gentler on fabrics and less expensive and will get most clothes just as clean. There are some good laundry detergents for cold water washing.
Wash with a gentle cycle and dry them on a rack when possible
Operating dryers is not only expensive but tough on clothes. Using a clothesline can increase the lifespan of some garments by as much as fifty percent. They will also smell terrific.
Get someone to teach you basic sewing
Enough to reinforce a split seam and to replace a button. Check your clothes carefully after every washing to catch and mend snags while they’re still small and easy to fix. Keep a great Sewing KKit on hand to fix small snags yourself.
Take your shoes to the cobbler for heel repair
It will save you the cost of a new pair of shoes. Shoes are affected by moisture, so it is better not to wear the same pair each day. This way, the shoes last longer.
Try some shopping online
It is possible to save a bit of cash that way. You don’t get to try things on, which is the only problem, but most online retailers would allow you to send things back. You can get some great deals and dress for less online.
Look for Outlet stores
Can be helpful if you’re patient enough to comb through lots of stuff. Also, if you can get a credit card account at one of these stores, you’re more likely to get emails and mail coupons which make purchases much easier to swallow.
Nice clothes cost more
It can be worth it to spend money on stuff that will last. You have to be strategic. And make decisions on what you should invest and what you shouldn’t invest in. Socks, basic underwear, casual tee-shirts, and camisoles can all be cheap at your local department store. Suits, dress shoes, and bras are all worth spending money on.
What are your tips to dress for less while still looking fashionable?