Updating your wardrobe
If spending big bucks on a few items scares you, consider the ROI through a quick cost-per-wear analysis.Multiply the estimated number of times you'll wear something over a given time period, then divide the cost by that number for how much you'll spend per wear.I usually choose to shop seasonally versus monthly because it keeps me from picking up too many unnecessary extras. It's fun to shop around for the latest styles, but if money is tight — keep it simple.Use your list to target your shopping, and you likely won't grab up costly impulse items. And I stopped using my debit card, too, after over-spending on clothes in my 20s.You can find amazingly adorable options for less than a dollar — all while helping a fellow neighbor do some spring cleaning.While you're combing the aisles at thrift stores and checking out garage sales, think about selling your own neglected shirts and skirts.
Sure you'll have a cluttered inbox, but sometimes it's worth it.Usually investment pieces are items you wear multiple times a week.For example, a good suit can carry you through years if it's properly cared for and eventually prove less expensive than replacing a cheap one several times.For example, this weekend I got an email about a clearance sale at the Gap Outlet and saved big!Along these same lines, link up with your favorite store's Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts.
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