How to Afford Fashion Items when you are On a Shoestring Budget

If you want to start buying far better clothes or if you want to try and expand your fashion sense but you don’t quite know how, then the first thing that you need to work on is your budget. You need to find ways to afford great clothes without spending a ton of money, and this is more than possible for you to do.

Look on Resale Sites

The first thing that you need to do is go onto resale sites such as Ebay. You might even want to pay a visit to charity shops as well. When you are able to do this, you can then find great items at budget prices. It may even be worth selling those items on at a later date as well, so that you can make a profit to buy even better clothes that you love even more. By buying on auction sites, you can also be sure to buy clothes that you wouldn’t normally be able to buy and this is a great way for you to really expand your wardrobe. It even helps to look into your Experian dispute as well, so that you can find out if there is anything you can do to help repair your credit, as this will help you out a lot when it comes to your budget.

Alter Items

The problem with sales is that you may find that some items just don’t fit you. This can be annoying, and this is especially the case when you find an item that you love. Instead of leaving the item on the rail and walking away, why not try altering it? You may easily be able to find something that you can do this with and if you use your imagination then you can really get a good result out of your purchase. You may even be able to take your item of clothing to a tailor to see if they can help you with that. This is especially the case if you have tried to alter it yourself but to no avail, because it means that you are still getting a good amount of practice along the way.

Buy a Slip Dress

Cheap fabrics tend to look see-through or they cling too much to the body. The main reason for this is because they aren’t lined. For this reason, it is well worth investing in some kind of dress or even a slip-skirt so that you can wear it underneath your outfit. The best thing about this is that it will make your outfit look way more expensive and it will also make it look way more flattering as well. It doesn’t take much to get this done and so many stores have offers on things like this on a regular basis.

Save on Your Layers

Layering is a fantastic way for you to add a bit of personality to your outfit. You can buy cheaper layering items from discount stores and then cover them up with more expensive garments. Nobody will know and you will always be saving money.

Will you gals try any of these tricks?

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

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Millennial mindset 💸

After I posted my No spend Feb video back in Feb (funny enough 🙃) I had a lot of positive feedback and people telling me how I gave them inspo to try and save a few pennies.

The outcome from my quiet month was great and I really noticed the difference but here we are nearly 5 months later and I’m back to my old ways.

Why is it in this day and age money just doesn’t seem as precious and valuable as it once did?

I obviously mean this not as literal as the words may read but we definitely have more of a “treat yourself” mentality which just seems to be okay? Me myself, am super guilty of it – I wake up one day and go “right you need to save this this and this next month so stop” or I could wake up the next and go “I’ll be fine though, I always am”

Is there one attitude that’s better to have or should we be living in the now?

When I think what my mum had when she was my age I freak myself out – a baby a job and a mortgage. I’m just here cuddling up to my unicorn teddy every night hoping to wake up looking like someone from Love island 🤷🏻‍♀️

Savings and me basically don’t exist and I don’t really get wether I should be panicking or should I be realising my wage just about sees me through one month to the next and it’s virtually impossible to put anything away.

I do pay into a pension though so I’m basically safe right? 🙈

The real question from this post is; is the mindset of us millennials the way it should be? Or should we be saving that extra £3.40 from the Instagrammable flat white we’ve just bought for the future.

Are you guilty of having the “millennial mindset” or are you savvy?

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo