Budget Dressing

Think it’s impossible to look great on a tight budget? Think again! Shop smart this spring and you’ll have a closet full of pieces you can wear for seasons to come. Here are just two ways to get the look for less:

#1: Be willing to pay more for quality, classic pieces. When it comes to the latest trendy graphic tank, you can afford to pay less. But investing in well-made, classic pieces is worth the time and money; these items can serve as the foundation of your wardrobe for seasons (and years) to come. Spend a little more for a great pair of tailored black pants or a crisp white button-down shirt. The up-front investment might be more than you’re used to paying, but your payoff will be having pieces you love in your wardrobe that look great with the latest trends and don’t need to be replaced every year.

#2Wait for a sale. Everything eventually goes on sale. Keep an eye out for pieces you love, then pay attention to the store’s sale cycle. (Signing up for the store’s emails can get you sale alerts and coupons!) This is an especially great way to get those timeless, classic investment pieces. Decide what your go-ahead price is, then wait for the items to be marked down. One caveat: The longer you wait to buy, the more likely it is that you will have trouble finding the size you need.

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