These hard times of job shortages and financial crisis have forced us fashion and style lovers to morph into these deal - hunting zombies to stay afloat and dress decently (and have cash left over to pay our college debts).
So, there are a few ideas that we can incorporate to our shopping routines that can save us some cash and make us better recessionistas:
1. Shop for what you wear the most.
If you are a jeans lover, get lots of different tops, tunics and blouses to mix and match. You can have only one pair of jeans and be able to fix up hundreds of different looks. It's not worth it to buy a garment you will only wear once just because it's on sale.
2. If it's still good, give it a new look!
If you have a garment that is still in great condition and want to give it a new look, try dying it a different color. Or even better, give it a different cut or paint on it; be creative! Or if you are dying for that new military jacket at a boutique and will never in this lifetime (at least right now) be able to afford it; bring out your winter coat/jacket and change the buttons!
3. If you're buying something expensive, make sure it's a classic.
If you are ready to cough up and splurge it all in one piece, lets say a Chanel bag, make sure that piece will go with your style and anything you might wear. That way you have an excellent quality piece that will last you a lifetime.
4. Be yourself, not a mannikin.
Try to skip trends as much as possible; it's smarter to work on your signature style best, since all that is popular now probably won't be the next season, so you'd be spending your cash in vain.
I hope these tips help you all out some way or another. I know they have helped me keep my closet happy. =)
What do you guys do to deal with the recession and be awesome recessionistas?