How to save money on the clothes you buy

15 March 2023

We work from home, and I only see my workmates once a month during our monthly team lunches. Earlier today, one of my new workmates asked where I buy my clothes as she loves the colorful stuff I wear, and I blushed at the compliment! :)

This is what I was wearing earlier today

Truth be told, I love buying clothes but I need to be mindful because I am not rich and I have a lot of other expenses, so I have learned how to purchase clothes more efficiently.

There are many ways to lower the cost of clothing without compromising style or quality, whether you're on a tight budget or just want to save some money. Here are some suggestions on how to purchase clothing while saving money.

Shop Sales

Shopping during sales is one of the simplest ways to reduce the cost of clothing. Be sure to check online retailers as well as your favorite stores for seasonal or clearance sales. Buying clothing during sales can help you save a lot of money, and you can frequently find excellent deals on high-quality products.

Thrift Shopping

Recent years have seen a rise in the popularity of thrift stores, and for good reason. At a fraction of the cost of buying new, you can find high-quality, gently used clothing. You can find one-of-a-kind items that you can't find anywhere else in thrift stores. Before buying, make sure to carefully inspect the items for wear or damage. As for me, I love thrift-shopping on Instagram and I already have a list of recommended and favorite Instagram shops. Should I make a list?

Buy Out of Season

Purchasing clothing out of season can help you save money. You can purchase winter clothing in the spring or summer clothing in the fall at a lower price because retailers frequently offer discounts on out-of-season stock. Just be sure the items you purchase will remain fashionable when the following season arrives.

Rent Clothes

Recently, renting clothing has become a trend, particularly for special occasions. Renting a high-quality item will save you money compared to purchasing a dress or suit that you will only wear once. This is a fantastic way to try out new brands or fashion trends without having to make a purchase. It's definitely an option when you’re looking for an outfit for a big part or event, for example.

Buy Basic Items in Bulk

You'll always need basic items like t-shirts, socks, and underwear, so buying them in bulk can save money. Search for discounts on these items' multipacks to save money over time. Just make sure to select durable, high-quality items. There are other items you can buy in bulk if you wear them a lot or get through them quickly. For example, jeans manufacturers such as offer bulk buying options.

Take Care of Your Clothes

Your clothes' lifespan can be increased with proper care, which will ultimately cost you less money. Avoid putting clothes in the dryer unless the label specifically says it's safe, and adhere to the care instructions on the label. You can learn how to make simple repairs like adding a button or patching a small tear, which will help your clothing last longer.

There are several ways to reduce the cost of clothing without compromising on quality or style. There are many ways to lower the cost of clothing, including shopping at sales, buying necessities in bulk, and renting clothing. You can create a wardrobe that fits your spending limit and personal style by exercising financial restraint and taking good care of your clothing.