How to Shop on a Budget

download (53)We all have our struggle with finances. Depending on how much you earn and how much you save, the shopping budget is set. It becomes difficult to shop for everything at once if you are working on a budget.

So if you want to buy jewellery or clothes, here is how you go about it and save money as well:

1. What Do You Really Want?

It is really important to know what you like, want or need before you set out to shop. You need to know if you want to buy one really expensive piece or a bunch of inexpensive stuff. If it’s a simple stocking up session it makes more sense to buy a number of items than one expensive one, but if it’s like a random shop then you can buy like one or two expensive items be it clothes or jewellery.

2. Know Your Wardrobe

If you know your wardrobe it is easy to shop when you go out. It is important to first buy what you don’t have instead of spending on things that will just duplicate your already existing collection. Do you have stone washed jeans? Do you have too many casuals and no formals at all? Do you have any date-worthy outfits? Do you have shoes that match your wardrobe style? Are you missing certain colors and stocking up on one color?

All these questions make it easier to know what you need to buy and how many do you need of a certain style.

Also sorting out your wardrobe helps. If, I have to organize my wardrobe, I will have a mount full of blue clothes and really less of other colors, so my aim will be to lessen the pile by removing clothes I don’t use anymore and buying some other colors.

You can sell, giveaway or just throw the pieces of jewelry, clothes and shoes that you don’t need any more or are broken or the ones you grew out of.

3. Shop The Classics

Every woman has her own sense of a classic piece, for some it can be the age-old trend of stone washed jeans and white tee, or that vintage piece of statement jewellery that you love.

You can always buy those classic items and adorn them with accessories and attachments. It is important to have a small amount of good quality clothes that look great on you than a closet full of ill-fitted bad quality clothes. If you have a dream wardrobe, add things to it one at a time, but for that you will have to save up and not splurge on unnecessary things. Also good quality clothes can be worn in multiple ways and on multiple occasions and they will make you look fabulous.

4. Shop Online

Look for free shipping and the option to an easy return. Online shopping is the new way to save money. There are constant deals which are available online; there is no set season sale so you can come across one at any point.

If you know your size well then buy whatever you like, but if you don’t you can buy fashion jewelry, purses, shoes, scarves etc. that will enhance that store bought outfit.

The variety available online is as huge as any other local store and all possible brands are available for purchase from Marks n Spencer to Gucci and Prada. The option of free shipping is a god sent gift that helps you save the travel money basically. Also when you shop online you save the money you spend on commute and having fancy lunches once you go out. You can buy one more thing with that money instead.