Look Fab For Less: Save Money on Your Autumn Wardrobe

Autumn is a great time for fashion. Dark and sultry shades are in, and you can take advantage of wearing cute, on trend pieces before the cold weather really kicks in. Because let’s face it, when it’s below freezing on a frosty January morning chances are comfort and warmth are going to win over style! Here are a few of the ways you can look fab this autumn while spending a little less.


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Spend More on Investment Pieces

While you’ll need to spend more money up front, buying a few investment pieces means you’re set for a good few years ahead. If you buy a good quality coat, jeans and boots now you can wear them every autumn without having to spend the extra money each year. Then it leaves you free to spend money on other things in your wardrobe. Choose classic pieces that won’t go out of style. A leather jacket, mac or trench coat, for example, is something you can easily wear each autumn regardless of what the trends are that year.


Dabble In Trends For Less

Trendier items, things that you’ll probably only wear this season should be bought cheaply. High street stores like Primark, Matalan and New Look will all have on trend items that you can buy without breaking the bank. If there are any looks or styles that you want to try but are a little out of your comfort zone, these are a good place to shop. At least if it turns out you don’t get much wear from them you haven’t spent a fortune.


Create a Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe is great as it gives you lots of different outfit variations but with just a few key pieces. That means you only need to buy a couple of items to get you through the season, but you won’t get bored or feel like you’re wearing the same thing every day. A couple of plain skater or swing dresses is a good place to start. These can be easily dressed up or down depending on what you’re doing. And will look completely different depending on the boots, jacket or accessories you put with them.


Use Voucher Codes

When you’re ordering online, it’s always worth having a browse to see if there are any good voucher codes available. Plusvouchercode, for example, has a section for fashion and accessories, so you could see what offers and discounts are available. Rather than paying full price, you can get the exact item you wanted for a little less.


Check Out Second Hand Gems

Apps like Depop allow you to buy or swap clothing items with people, which can be the perfect cost effective way to update your wardrobe. Alternatively, you could do something similar with friends, if you’re a similar size, you could even throw ‘swap parties’ where you all bring a couple of items you want to trade. It can also be worth looking in charity shops, everything they sell will be in good condition. So as well as getting a new piece for your autumn wardrobe for a low price, you’re also helping a charity too.


How do you keep costs down when shopping for clothes each season?



Manic Mama of 2, wife of shouty singer Gav, blog writer, stationery obsessive, bed jumper, Brighton based social media consultant and semi-pro writer

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