I tend to hold on to
clothes until they're falling apart – stains on the cuff, rips at the
seam, and faded. In that condition, I don't feel right donating them to a
charity shop. But I also don't feel right just tossing old clothes in
the trash and adding to our ever-growing landfills. So I end up with
bags of unwanted clothes taking up space in my closet.
I stumbled across the bags while I was spring cleaning. Instead of just
tossing them back in the closet and forgetting for another year, I
decided to do find a way to re-purpose the clothes. Turns out, old
clothes have plenty of new uses, and I've saved a bunch of money reusing
something to boot.
If you want to save big on clothes shopping, then you need to buy out of season. By thinking long term with your choice of fashions and clothing purchases, you can make your wardrobe last longer. It is possible to expand your overall clothing selection and accessorize without always replacing your entire annual wardrobe. If you do this right, it can also be a real boost to your clothing budget.
Last month department store Nordstrom made news by purchasing HauteLook, an online invitation-only shopping site, for $180 million. Nordstrom stated, "We know the way our customers shop for fashion is changing rapidly. HauteLook provides a platform of speed, capability and innovation to support our customer-driven strategy."
This is huge news, and proof that invitation-only online boutiques aren't going anywhere--in fact they are gaining popularity and clout.
This time of year is hard for a woman's wardrobe--one day it's so warm you could wear sandals, the next day you need to pull out your boots and parka. After a long, cold winter the last thing you want to do is wear any more wool, but you'll freeze (and look a bit ridiculous) if you start donning the capris and sundresses.
How do you gracefully transition your closet from winter to spring?
When I was pregnant, I swore I wouldn't sacrifice my style, or my budget for maternity clothing. I knew it would be possible to have some simple, flattering pieces that would be versatile and get me through nine months looking great.
Below are the top ten items I found necessary in my pregnancy wardrobe.
No more waiting to save your paychecks for that designer name outfit. Now you can afford it all! With name brand designers collaborating with stores such as H&M, Target and Kohl's, you can stock up on high fashion--at low prices...