As much as we’d like to have unlimited resources when it comes to shopping, the reality is that many of us have clothing budgets.
Whether it’s a general idea of how much you’re comfortable spending in a season or a strict budget that you lay out every month, the good news is that it’s not hard to shop for clothes while staying within budget! Here’s how:
1. Focus On Quality, Not Quantity
While it may seem counterintuitive to buy higher-ticket items in order to stick to your budget, focussing on quality rather than quantity can save you money on clothing in the long-term. Price is typically an indicator of quality, but you can also tell if you’re purchasing high-quality clothing items by inspecting the seams and the type of material. Purchasing more expensive clothing items generally means that they will last longer.
2. Take Care Of Your Clothes
Taking care of your clothes will make them last longer, so you won’t have to replace items as often. Always check the tags and labels on your clothing items to ensure you’re following the cleaning instructions, and take care to store clothing properly, whether by folding sweaters or hanging delicate tops. Taking proper care of your clothes is especially important for your more expensive pieces!
3. Buy Your Current Size, Not A “Goal Size”
A “goal size” is something that many people have as a way to motivate themselves to get into better shape. Shopping according to your goal size won’t just waste money, it can also have a negative impact on your mental health if you can’t fit into your new clothes when you get home. People have different body types and the best way to feel good about your body is to wear clothes that fit! So shop for your current size and throw that “goal size” out the window.
4. Try Wardrobe Consultations & Alteration Services
Wardrobe consultations are designed to help you choose the perfect outfit for your lifestyle or a special occasion, while helping you look and feel your best. Alteration services are essential for making your new clothes fit you perfectly, so you’ll get the most out of them. At Ideal Ladies Wear, we’re pleased to offer both of these services to help you curate the perfect wardrobe, while sticking to a budget!
Visit Ideal Ladies Wear in Mount Forest to shop our large selection of high-quality women’s clothing from your favourite brands.