Tips on how to dress for less

Most people enjoy shopping for clothes, but you don’t have to break the bank every time you shop. Follow these tips on making the most out of the clothes you buy while seeing your savings go up.

1. Sell what you don’t wear

If you don’t wear it, drop it off at a consignment shop. When the shop sells your clothing, they will write you a check for a portion of the profits, but not the full amount. Go through your closet and if you haven’t worn a particular piece of clothing in a year, get rid of it.

2. Find coupons online

When you’re on the go, use your smartphone to find clothing coupons before you check out. There are several great coupon locating apps for Androids and the iPhone.

3. Check the tag before you buy

If you’re trying to save money, stick to machine-washable clothing. If you buy a dry-clean-only outfit, you’ll keep paying for it every time you wear it.

4. Make your clothes last

Wash your clothes on the gentle cycle in cool water and lay flat to dry. They will last much longer this way. For delicate items or clothes that might shrink, hand wash them yourself unless your washing machine has a hand wash cycle. If you take care of your clothes then you will get years of use out of them.

5. Buy when clothing is on clearance

You can save money when buying clothing out-of-season. Retailers will put out-of-season clothing on clearance to clear the stock from their stores. This is the time to buy!

6. Don’t buy unless you need it

Don’t buy clothes just because they are on sale. Only buy if you really want it or need it. Twenty percent off is not a good deal if you only wear it 5% of the time.

7. Buy your uniforms at discount stores

Work and school uniforms get expensive, but you can buy them at discount stores for a much lower cost. Buying these items through your work or school can get pricy.

Follow these simple tips and save next time you go to the store!

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