I’ve decided to do a 5 part series this week on how to save money on clothes. I’m going to range from the cheapest and easiest options, to the more expensive options, that cover how to wisely part with your hard earned bucks.
The quickest and easiest way to save money on clothes is just to go shopping in your own closet. Most people own far more clothes than they actually use, and a lot of them just don’t get worn because you’ve forgotten about them, or they’re hidden in the back of a closet or a box somewhere.
In my case, I’ve been optimistic and saved my clothes over the years as I have gained weight (sigh..). I have finally started kicking myself into gear and lost a decent amount of weight. When it got to the point my largest pants were starting to fall off me, I simply brought out the box of clothes I’d saved, and pulled out smaller pairs of pants. I did the same thing when I went down another size. If I go any further though, I’ll have to go out and buy something (cheaply, mind you!).
Reusing older clothes isn’t always a viable option – I have some dresses I’ve saved as well, and they fit again, but I’m not sure they’re still..flattering on me. I think I’ll try to lose a little more weight and see how they fit then.
So -next time you’re thinking “Wow, I really need X item”, try going through your closets, drawers, and boxes, and see if you already have it. It’ll be a great exercise in spring cleaning as well.
Happy hunting! What’s the best piece of clothing you’ve ever “found” that you already owned?