Frugal tips

Become familiar with sale cycles.

Stores follow a set sales calendar each year, allowing you to figure out when markdowns will happen quickly and easily. Understanding your favorite store’s sales cycles can help you shop sales and clearance racks to find the best deals on new clothing. You may need to purchase clothing off-season, which means you might be shopping for winter clothing in the summer or vise versa, but you’ll be able to save tons of money on your purchases.

Purchase second-hand clothing and accessories.

While buying new clothing is a good option, sometimes you need to make some sacrifices. Another simple way to save money on female fashion is to purchase your clothing second hand. Depending on the styles and brands you like, you’ll have a range of options to choose from when looking for secondhand clothing finds. And the best part about buying used clothing is that no one can tell the difference between new and used clothes once you’re wearing them.

  • Thrift stores. Your clothing doesn’t have to be new to be fashionable. Wearing name brand vintage clothing is a great way to spice up your wardrobe without purchasing something directly off the rack.
  • Yard sales and estate sales. Another great way to find used clothing is to search yard sales and estate sales. Do a quick search of your local newspaper or online outlets, like Craigslist, to see if any sales are taking place near you. To ensure you pick the right sales, check the descriptions for women’s clothing, accessories, shoes, and other fashionable items. Many listings also include the sizes available to help you narrow down your search even further.
  • Consignment shops. Another amazing way to save money on your clothing purchases is to check out consignment shops. You’ll find some amazing gently used clothing options without paying retail prices, which means you can enjoy some great deals on fashionable clothing.
  • ThredUP. Searching the web for name brand clothing is a great way to find frugal fashion options for your wardrobe. Secondhand sites like ThredUP allow you to search for gently used clothing at cheap prices. You can find clothing, shoes, and accessories at up to 90 percent off retail prices.
  • Poshmark. ThredUP isn’t the only online option when it comes to consignment fashion. When looking for high-end clothing at bargain prices, Poshmark is another great online choice. Poshmark is a community of sellers who list their name-brand clothing and accessories on the platform for bargain shoppers to purchase. You can find some great fashion options at great prices on this consignment website.
  • eBay. Heading to your favorite auction site is another great way to save money on clothing. Check eBay for your favorite brands to save money on expensive clothing by purchasing used clothing through this auction website.

Online outlet stores.

While checking out your favorite outlet stores is a great way to save some money, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home to go outlet shopping. Many outlet stores have a wide selection of fashionable options to choose from online, too. In addition to finding unique choices on the web, many outlet stores also offer sales and clearance sections to help you save even more on name brand purchases.

Check out the outlet stores.

If you’re on the hunt for high-end fashion with a small price tag, your best bet is to hit up the outlet stores. Outlet stores often feature name brand clothing at reduced prices, which means you can still find your favorite labels without the need to pay full price for clothing and accessories. And many of your favorite brands probably have a store dedicated to their outlet sales. To save even more on your name brand finds, many of these stores offer sales and clearance prices on off-season selections throughout the year. Figuring out when your favorite stores mark down their clothing will help you find the best selection at the cheapest prices every time.

Stop shopping for fun.

Window shopping is a fun pastime for many fashion lovers. But to help avoid spending money on clothing that you don’t need, it’s a habit you’ll need to think about giving up. Living a frugal lifestyle means finding ways to change your habits and routines to help you save more and live more intentionally. And one of the best ways to do that is to avoid actions that may force you to stray from your new frugal path. To help reduce the amount of money you spend on clothing, don’t tempt yourself! Stop making the act of shopping a fun activity and find other, more frugal ways, to entertain yourself to avoid overspending on clothes.

Avoid the impulse to buy.

Do you often get a thrill from making a purchase? This is a common occurrence for many fashion lovers – especially if they’re a fan of buying a new outfit. That makes sticking to a frugal fashion budget so difficult for seasoned shoppers. The next time you see a shirt you love or a new purse you can’t live without, resist the urge to make the purchase immediately. Instead, head home and let the idea sit with you overnight. If you haven’t talked yourself out of the purchase, do a price check online to see if you can find the same item for a better price, then make the purchase once you’ve had time to think it over.

Leave your credit card at home.

Struggling to stay on budget may be an issue for you if you enjoy shopping for clothing. And if you give yourself a budgetary fallback, like a credit card, you make it easy for yourself to overspend. But if you leave your credit cards at home, you’ll be forced to stick to your budget because you won’t have any other options. Only bring the amount of money you have to spend in cash and leave all other payment methods at home to ensure you don’t spend more than you should when you go clothes shopping.

Start by shopping your closet.

Before you head out to the store to buy something new, always take a look in your closet first. Take an inventory of what you have on hand. And don’t forget to dig deep in the back to find pieces you haven’t worn in a while. Think about different ways you can combine the clothing you have to create a new look or come up with accessories you can add to an existing outfit to dress it up for a new occasion.

Use A Reed Diffuser

Reed diffusers are another trick to keep your house smelling good all the time. Not only do they look adorable as decor, but they will also make your home smell great for long periods of time with no effort. I highly recommend this Preserved Real Flower Reed Diffuser in black cherry scent by Cocodor (around $19). Although it is slightly more expensive than other aromatic products from this post, the heavenly scent and beautiful design makes it well worth the cost!

Use Wax Melts

Wax melts can make your entire house smell good without posing a fire hazard like candles. To get started, get a candle wax melt warmer of your choice like this pretty blue one for around $14. Then select a wax melt with your favorite scent to use with your warmer. Wax melts last a long time and you can get a pack of wax melts for around $6. If you are looking for cheap ways to make house smell good, I highly recommend using wax melts. Not sure what scent to use? Try this Pumpkin Spice up in This Bitch Scented Wax Melts from The Candle Daddy. It smells amazing!