21 Oct 10 Ways to Save on Fashion in the Fall ( or any Season)
Inflation certainly isn’t helping our budgets, but there are ways we can save on fashion, be it Fall or any season.
10 Ways to Save on Fashion in the Fall
Your closet is always a great way to save as we head into a new season.
When you purchase something, do you ask, “How many ways can I wear this? ” ” How can I style this into the next season?”
I have plenty of midi dresses that I can add a moto too or a blazer and change out my shoes to boots.
Here in the South, it really doesn’t get cold until November or so.
So, the first tip would be to look at your closet, see what colors you have for Fall, and utilize those. Try styling with an added piece and boots.
If you didn’t know, Madewell has a program where they recycle older jeans and will give you a $20 gift card for another pair ( full price).
I brought in 3 pairs of jeans I wasn’t fond of, and they gave me 3 separate $20 cards. Now, just FYI, you can’t use them all together on one purchase, I tried!
If I could wear jeans now, (can’t because of PN) I would be wearing their mom jeans in Lunar wash, or their Perfect Vintage jeans.
( this is not sponsored) I just like how they have a recycled program and thought I’d share.
Over the years, I have bought designer bags on Ebay. There are fraudulent dupes out there, or counterfeit bags, so it’s best to check it with thepurseblog.com to see if your bag is authentic.
Make sure, like Poshmark, you put your parameters in, like size and the brand you are looking for, otherwise you are scrolling through endless pages.
With Ebay, there is a “Buy Now” option, or a bidding option. Make sure to calculate in the shipping. You can also ask buyers questions on Ebay.
I bought this Kate Spade bag on Ebay and the jacket on Poshmark.
I have a closet on here, (so if you are a reader and find something you like, let me know and I will discount further.) My closet is @Jess9642. As an avid shopper here as well, I have learned some tips. I also wrote about Poshmark IN THIS POST. This really is my favorite way to secondhand shop, and I don’t have to leave the comfort of my couch!
I do love this app. You can also just use it on the computer. Start by filing out your profile, even if you are just a buyer. Click on your sizes for pants, dresses, jeans, blouses, shoes.
It is best to put in a general idea of what you are looking for, so you don’t get as many pages here as well. For instance, if I am looking for a silk shirt, I might type, “Vince Long sleeve silk shirt”. It just lessens the options for you.
Also be aware that with taxes and shipping it comes close to $10, so you can factor that in when you make an offer. Often, sellers will make a counteroffer, and then you can see how you want to proceed.
This leopard vintage swing coat was purchased on Poshmark.
Another recent Poshmark purchase. This is a well-made trench and I bought it for $55.
I bought this pumpkin sweater on Poshmark a few years ago.
With this app, I get cash back on most purchases that are signed with Rakuten, and I figure it is “free money”. Once you sign up, a pop up screen will show on retailers it is connected with saying how much of a percentage you will get back. I figure, if I am going to spend at the retailer anyway, I might as well get a percentage back.
Besides shopping secondhand, I will use Rakuten to get cash back when I shop at my favorite stores. Mango is one of those favorites that is a go-to for me.
Install The Camelizer
This is an extension on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox for Amazon. It allows you to watch items that you are interested in, if the price is currently too high for what you want to pay. You set your dollar amount or range for what you want to pay, and you will get an email notification telling you when the price was lowered.
I always check for promo codes from retailers. My favorite place to do this is “RetailmeNot.com”.
Off-season is always a great time to take advantage of sales, and store away those gifts for the Holidays. After season sales as well. You know you can get great buys right after Christmas, but we seem to be broke then, so I am not able to do this as much as I want. I did, however, purchase gifts already for Christmas and have been doing so, as I find off-season goodies on sale, and just store them until Im ready to wrap. Not to mention, it is less stressful to buy things a little at a time instead of all-in-one month, as well as it is spreading out your finances.
Take Stock of Your Closet and Write Down What You Need
As a fashion blogger, I know I can over buy. “Need” is a very strong word. Well, if we just bought what we needed, we have about the clothes on our back and a few other changes of clothing. If we love fashion, that is a tough one, but we can be smart about it. I utilize these ways of saving, take stock of the “holes” in my wardrobe, and filter out what I may not be wearing each season. Our style evolves, so what you loved years ago, may not apply, but do donate.
Set a Budget
This is key as well. Although it may be fun to purchase fashion willy-nilly, or when it “fancies” you, it isn’t the best for your budget. I have a monthly budget that I stick to, and find ways to make my dollars go further, as I have mentioned here. I think setting a budget allows you to also buy what you will really appreciate and need in your closet. Now, when I finally do get to Italy, that doesn’t mean I won’t shop a bit “willy-nilly”, because heck, it will be a reward!
I am resting a bit from the nerve block, but the pain doctor told me to do things that would aggrivate pain normally, and this way they can judge how the block is working.
I am on Like to Know it as elegantlydressedandstylish, so if you would like to follow me there, you download the Liketo know it app. I share outfits and where to buy them, similar to here. Presently, I am working with them to correct the problem of not being able to upload my outfit image. Stay tuned!
Have a wonderful weekend!