Mar 23, 2017

5 Clothing Hacks That Will Save you Money

They say looking good makes you feel better on a stressful occasion. You don’t have to look stressed physically when you’re already stressed inside. Fashion creates uniqueness and helps express personalities. In addition, it is also used to define your social class in the society. However, isn’t it a stressful idea when you don’t know what to wear plus the dilemma of having limited budget for those unlimited shopping cravings.

Well here’s the thing, remember those art projects your teacher makes you do back in middle school? Those
DIY projects you make at home such as the ever-famous vinegar and baking soda clay volcano? Well, if you at least made yourself creative with those childhood projects, why not try having fun incorporating them with your clothing dilemma and save a few bucks from those designer clothes you’ve been dying to own.
Here are a few clothing hacks to remember when you have a tighter budget.


No, don’t be a criminal. Instead, check out your mom’s or even your dad’s old closet. You never know, there might be something in there that you could use. If you like the style, try it on! Remember that alteration is key! An outfit that complements your body type well is a smart outfit. Be creative when you mix and match your fashion pieces and don’t forget to check them not to be too extreme. Oh yes, do remember to ask your parents’ permission first as well. They might not be too comfortable with the idea in the first place; there’s no harm in asking, right?
Use Other People’s Money

Again, please don’t resort to crime. We achieve this by checking out your folk’s old closet, it is now time to make an inventory of your own. Check out last season’s trends or the clothes that you don’t wear anymore.

Find a way to make use of your old clothes by selling your pre-loved clothes in a garage sale. Promote your sale online or make a few signs around your area a few weeks before you have your garage sale for people to know what you are planning.

Don’t forget to complete all of the necessary details. Personally invite them as well.
Another way is selling them through social media or any other sales websites. The internet nowadays is very complex so it would be prudent to take advantage of it. Channel your inner sales self!
Consider Making a Trip to UK

Who said you needed a passport to go to the United Kingdom? You only need a travel list of things you want to look for and a lot of patience. We’re talking about the real O.G. of bargain stores: Ukay-ukay. Preparing a list of the things that you might want to check out will limit your time in looking around a huge pile of clothes on racks. Also, check out good stores that carry quality overruns.

Don’t waste your time on those that carry worn out clothing. You don’t want to look “raggy” and cheap. Do note NOT to wear bargain clothes unless you thoroughly wash them first with warm water. Disinfect!

Another tip with the classic Ukay? Practice your bargaining skills! Yes, they’re priced low but you can still get it with a better offer.

Invest your 500 pesos and increase it to 2000 pesos in 2 weeks! Kidding aside, have you ever had those moments where you loved your friend’s outfit that they wore in school or in a gimmick? Borrow them! Since you are friends with them, why not ask them for a trade or at least treat them for a coffee; isn’t that what networkers do nowadays?

Be a Raven

Now this one takes practice unless you have a background in sewing. 90’s kids! Do remember Disney’s classic TV show called “That’s so Raven”. She was a teenager whose gifts not only allow her to see the future; she also designs her own clothes. Why not be a Raven of your own and try making your own pieces from the things you already have? You don’t have to be too creative to do it, just make something that you like!

DIY clothing not only does make you save a few bucks but also helps you relax while creating your own piece.

Remember that no matter how you style yourself or what you wear as long as you project it right and with pride, go for it!

Read this also, girls : How to save your money every month

About the Author:
Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveller because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home.  Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.

4 komentar:

Maman Achman March 25, 2017  

Ijin share G+ ya mbak, maaf gak bisa komentar banyak, bahasa inggris saya payah soalnya, hehe..

Mang Lembu March 25, 2017  

5 Busana Hacks yang Akan Simpan Uang Anda kenapa jadi begini ya setelah di googletranslatein mah geuningan....hadeuh

Mang Lembu March 26, 2017  

saya malah klik switernya neng...pengen pasang bannernya...keren-keren tuh kayanya, gimana caranya, coba?

lina@women perspective March 31, 2017  

@Mang Lembu : terjemahan ala Google kadang2 jadi lucu ya.
Terjemahan bebasnya : 5 Trik dalam Berpakaian yang Bisa Menghemat Uang Anda

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