Looking good can sometimes feel like a full time job. Trouble is, if you already have a full time job, sometimes having time and the money to pursue
The Right Investment
Cheap clothes are often a false economy. Constructed badly and made of cheaper materials, the cycle of fast fashion doesn’t produce garments that are made to last. So whenever you buy something cheap, you are looking at a piece of clothing with a shorter shelf life. Over time, that means you end up buying a lot more, so although high end garments are more expensive in the first place, over time they are a much better bet.
Your Personal Style
The first step is to figure out your personal style. It’s no good spending more on your clothes if you end up not wearing them. A good place to start for inspiration is
How To Buy Designer For Less
If you have the right habits financially, ultimately you can afford the designer
Reduce What You Buy
To be able to pull it off, you’re going to have to get comfortable with the concept that less is more. We are all conditioned into buying much more than we really need. How many of your shoes or shirts do you realistically wear? If you can’t work it out, try the hanger hack – turn everything in your wardrobe so the hangers are facing the wrong way. Every time you take something out and wear it, turn the hanger back the right way. Pretty quickly you’ll be seeing exactly what you do and don’t wear frequently. If you buy, say, five items a month, that still adds up to a lot of clothes. Buying 5-10 items a year is more what you need to be aiming towards.
Never Pay Full Price
Coupled with buying far fewer items, you should also strive never to pay the full list price for anything. Almost everything eventually goes on sale, and even if it doesn’t there are other ways to get your hands on it in many instances, such as finding
Learn To Be Patient
Your days of impulse purchasing should be very much at an end – you have to learn the fine art of waiting for the right moment. Remember, we’re talking items you have carefully selected as being right for your style and that means not following every trend. Never buy something the first time you see it. Not only does this give you the space to decide if it’s something you really want, but it gives the item a chance to go on sale or for pre-loved items to show up online.
Look Far And Wide
The more channels you have, the more chances there are to get the items you want. Be prepared to put in a little research to find your items. You need to
Learn To Love Pre-Loved
Breaking the mindset of needing to own everything new is also important in your journey to a high quality designer wardrobe, because that’s exactly where you’ll find some of the best deals. The idea is, almost everything brand new loses value over time. Retailers aid this process by constantly churning out new collections and driving trends to create sales. But if you’ve taken the steps above to figure out your own style and the pieces you need, you can rise above that cycle. Obviously you need to look only at items in great condition with minimal wear. There are many different platforms to hunt down the piece you want, but sites that specialise in
Use Auction Site Platforms
You can also use an auction listing site like eBay or Depop to find what you want, but there is a lot more in the way of items to search through so focus it down by using
Outlets and Independents
Many designer brands sell past season items through outlets – either their own or mass sites such as