It’s pretty easy to see as you walk around London and other cities in the UK that people are really into the latest fashion trends. You look around and many people have on similar styles with slight variations of each other. The problem is that in order to keep up with the latest fashion trends it can cost you a lot of money. Well, it does not have to be that way anymore; here are some ideas on how to save money on the latest fashions.
Buy Second Hand
You can often find a lot of good buys second hand around town. It’s no secret that people, especially the ladies, do not like to be seen in the same clothes time after time; so some of these items will end up in such places such as consignment shops and clothing bazaars. Take advantage of these when you can; if the clothes look good no one will know they are second hand.
Shop with a Friend Who is the Same Size
This is one that not many people think of. If you have a friend who is about the same size, then you can stretch your budget by each of you buying a few things and then mixing and matching with each other. It is different, but it really works to stretch your budget and still look good.
Use a Coupon or Voucher Code
Maybe this is an age old way of saving money, but it still is effective. There is nothing better than walking into a classy shop and being able to present a voucher or a coupon for a significant discount. You can get these types of savings coupons at places online and in some of the local and national newspapers.
Shopping online can be hit or miss but if you search long enough you can find some very good bargains. It is important to remember that online vendors do not have the overhead of having a shop to run and employees to pay, so often they will pass these types of savings on to you and the other customers.
Be on the Lookout for Going Out of Season Sales
There probably is no better time to shop than just before the change of seasons. These most always bring out the really large discount sales tags and you can find some incredible savings on some clothes that were trendy for months. So what if they sit in your closet for a few months, they will still be in fashion when you go to put them on again.
Sell Your Old Clothes
We mentioned that places such as consignment shops were great places to find fashion bargains for a discount price. They are also a great place for you to sell your old clothing wares too and then put that money toward purchasing some new trendy fashions for yourself.
Be smart and be creative. Dressing in the latest fashions does not have to be expensive if you think outside the box when doing your shopping.
Photo: From the Acne Studios Fall 2015 collection, courtesy of Acne Studios