Friday, November 13, 2009

Thoughts on Saving - Clothes

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin." --Matthew 6:28

"As you build and sustain your wardrobe, there are many ways to keep it the style you want without spending too much.

"Define your style. Know what you want before you go looking so you won't buy something just because. It's like the grocery list. If you have a plan, you'll know what to look for. Avoid buying just because it's on sale. Even if it's a great sale. You don't need another one if you already have three like it in your closet.

"Avoid using credit cards as much as possible. If you have one that gives cash back on purchases or other perks that you will use, consolidate all your purchases on the one and pay it off, always, on time...

"...You can have great, personal style without overbuying. Set wardrobe goals. Don't shop and buy willy-nilly. Only buy what is a part of your plan.

"Avoid trendy clothes.
Buy clothes with lasting style.
Add flair with accessories.
Find quality clothes at alternative stores.
Avoid high-maintenance clothes.
Wash in ways to preserve the life of the fabrics.
Learn to sew on a button and mend a hole.
Find a good shoe guy (and a tailor if there's just no way you'll learn to sew!).
Use sales, coupons, and specials - and never pay full price.
Help the kids learn to shop and spend wisely.
Get support and help if you're spending your way into debt."
--from the book, "99 Ways to Stretch Your Budget" by Cheri Gillard

What's your favorite way to save on clothes?

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1 comment:

  1. I love consignment shopping! Especially for dress clothes that can be so expensive normally!