We always think that to be fashionable and cool, we have to spend a lot of money. Not true! We have so many options available to us because of the Internet, so now, we could spend a few hours in the morning to browse some online shops, all while sipping coffee and laying on the couch. And the best part of it all? Shopping online can save us a lot of time and money.
So, we’re going to provide you with some tips on how you could dress incredibly cool but still not empty your bank account to do it.
You don’t have to buy from the brand’s official homepage
If you’re after a Rolex watch or a pair of Nike trainers, it would make sense to buy from the official online store, right? Well, not exactly. The official homepage will often have the most choice available, but the prices can make us think twice about hitting ‘buy’ when we find something we like. The best option is to visit a website that still has those great products you love, but at prices you love even more.
Let’s take sunglasses, for example. If you were to browse through a place like Edel Optics, you’ll find major sunglasses brands like Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, Prada, and Oakley, but you’ll also see prices that easily defeat the official homepages of those particular brands. A lot of times, you’re simply paying for the name itself, but if you search hard enough online, you can save up to $40 in some cases.
You could buy second-hand
Buying something that has a ‘used’ tag on Amazon or eBay does carry some stigma with it, as people often think the quality is inferior or even damaged. But this shouldn’t be the case. Most of the time, someone may have bought a pair of shoes, worn them once but decided that they didn’t like them, but may have forgotten to return them in time for a refund. They might decide to sell them online, but have to mark them as ‘used’ or ‘like new.’ The shoes will still look fantastic and be comfortable, but you’ll be able to pick them up sometimes 50% cheaper than brand new. It’s worth considering if you don’t have to have completely new things.
It’s rare that online shops will rant and rave about their coupons, but it’s up to us to find them! Many shops do provide coupons for their online stores, but it’s best to check a site like Coupons to stay aware of all the latest deals on clothing. At the time of writing, there are major brands like Levi’s, Converse, Calvin Klein, and Diesel – all with great percentages off their clothing and accessories. You can also sign up to the website’s email subscription deal, which means you can know straight away if there is a great coupon for a brand you love.
Save up for one great item
When it comes to shopping, sometimes we like to buy many things at once and feel like we have a completely new outfit. This is a fine choice, but can rapidly deplete our funds, meaning looking great can come at the expense of eating healthily! An alternative option is to save up for an item you really want.
Put aside some money every month and instead of buying five new clothing items at cheaper prices, spend that on one thing that’s a bit more expensive but you absolutely love. It might be hard to be patient, but it’s well worth it when you finally get that shiny, expensive thing you’ve wanted for a long time.