We’ve all said it before: “I’ve got nothing to wear”. Yet you’re most likely staring at a closet full of clothing and credit card bills full of charges. Obviously there’s something wrong here. The answer isn’t to buy more clothing, as that would run up your debts. But the answer isn’t to boycott the mall altogether either.
If you shop smartly you can save money while still stocking up your closet with quality clothing. Here are a few suggestions on how to get the most bang for your buck while shopping for clothing at the mall.
- Buy what you need. Instead of buying something you want, buy something you need. If you have two pairs of dressy black shoes don’t buy a third.
- Accessorize. Only buy items that you can wear with multiple other pieces of attire. If you do this right you’ll have an endless amount of ways you can mix and match your wardrobe to create a seemingly unlimited amount of combinations that work.
- Sales. Only shop when there is a good deal around. Vow to never pay retail for clothing ever again.
- Budget. You should know how much you can and can’t spend on clothes. Stay within budget and don’t overdo it.
- Credit. If you have to put clothing on a credit card, you don’t need a new addition to your wardrobe, you need financial help.
- Comparison shopping. Don’t buy something at the mall on an impulse. Go home and research the item you want. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.
- Love it. Are you having trouble deciding whether to buy something or not? Make it a habit to only buy what you can’t live without. If you sort of like something, you must have the willpower to walk away from it.