How to Save Money on New Outfits Amid the Cost of Living Crisis

Last Updated on 6th April 2024

With the cost of living skyrocketing and utility bills and fuel prices at an eye-watering high, finding ways to save money has never become more important than it is right now. We all need to pay the bills, but at the end of a long month of working hard, it’s nice to be able to treat yourself to a new outfit or two too.

Whether you’re looking for new clothes for your next summer holiday or just something to wear at the weekend for a family barbecue, finding good deals on new fashion is always a plus. Keep reading for some top tips on how to look good this summer without breaking the bank.

Look Out for Sales

Flash sales, seasonal sales, Amazon’s deals, end-of-line sales, and even second-hand car boot sales are a great way to find a bargain. You can find clothes sale events on designer brands to get what you love for less or stock up on clothes for next season with seasonal sales from your favourite boutiques and fashion businesses.

Don’t miss out on flash sales by making sure that you have signed up to email newsletters and other updates from your favourite brands. You’ll usually be among the first to know when there’s a sale on that you can check out to find the items you want at a discounted price.

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Consider Clothes Swaps

Do you want to save money on your new outfits and be eco-friendly at the same time? The fashion industry is great, but it could be better when it comes to the environment. And much of that is down to buyers who are always looking for new things. If you don’t want to give up getting a new outfit as often as you like to, then a clothes swap might be a better option compared to buying brand-new.

Loads of people buy clothes, wear them once, and then decide they don’t want them anymore. Or you might even find people swapping clothes that still have the tags on! Check out social media for clothes swap events in your area or arrange one yourself with your friends and family if you don’t like the idea of swapping clothes with strangers.

Check Your Wardrobe

Before you head out to go clothes shopping, it’s a good idea to check your wardrobe. Maybe you’ve got an item in there that you can use instead of what you are hoping to buy, or perhaps you’ll find an outfit that just needs one or two things added to it, which can be cheaper compared to buying an entire new outfit for yourself.

Most of us have items in our wardrobes that are versatile and can be paired with a lot of different things. When you are clothes shopping, look out for more items like that so you can mix and match them, reducing the need to buy new over time.

Clothing is an essential for work, hobbies, leisure, and general life. If you love getting new outfits but need to rein in your spending, keep these tips in mind.