woman in fall outfit is sitting on the stairs with a book in her arms
Photo: Daria Shevtsova

The new fall season is rapidly approaching, while the post-pandemic crisis doesn't seem to step back. Of course, sooner or later we all will recover from the Covid-19 consequences. At the same time, it is nice to take the take finances under control and build a working shop strategy. It should allow you to fill in all your fashion gaps, without breaking the budget. Here are five tips that will help you to save some money on your fall wardrobe.

1. Plan Your Capsule Wardrobe

Building your own capsule wardrobe may be one of the hardest fashion tasks. However, a capsule wardrobe doesn't not only save a lot of time and space but also helps to save you some money. Plan your fall wardrobe in advance, and pick up a few basic sweaters, tees, and bottoms that will go well with other items from your wardrobe. Start from the simple cuts and colors, slowly progressing towards accessories and other extra items. In the long run, a capsule wardrobe will bring a lot of benefits to your budget and even your lifestyle.

2. Shop Out of Season

There is nothing better for your budget than shopping out of season. Most stores have aftermath sales, which include last season's trends, fashion basics, and other items that couldn't find owners. Don't forget to look through the online stores, and find some cheap clothes online for the next season to come. You'll be surprised by the amount of money you'll be able to save. Still, shop mindfully, avoiding unnecessary items that will clutter your wardrobe.

3. Buy Good Quality Clothing

The next piece of advice that will drastically reduce the amount of money you spend on clothes, is pretty obvious. But, I believe, it is worth repeating it once again. You've probably heard a famous idiom: 'We're not rich enough to buy cheap things.' It means that cheap clothing is usually low-quality and needs to be replaced more often. 

Nevertheless, you should still take attention, and do your research on the quality of the item, despite its price tag. Just because something is affordable, doesn't automatically mean the quality of this item is going to be bad. And vice versa. I've had luck with most of my affordable pieces, which I got a long time ago, and not as much luck with other more expensive clothing. 

a close-up picture of three various sweaters on the table
Photo: Kelly Sikkema

4. Revamp Your Summer Staples

After the ending of the summer season don't hurry to pack away all of your summer staples, as you can continue wearing them throughout the fall as well. Of course, you will need to plan your future looks, layering them over with some warm pieces. A loose jacket, long cardigan, or oversized sweater are great examples of the perfect pieces for fall layering. Throw them over your summer dress, add some accessories, and a pair of ankle boots and your summer to fall look is done!

5. Go Thrifting 

Thrifting is a lot of fun for the soul, and for the valley. Thrift stores hide some of the most precious fashion gems buried deep within those ageless clothing racks. Plan what piece of clothing you'll need for the upcoming fall season. Decide on the model, cut, and color. This plan will prevent you from buying extra items. Go together with a friend, close relative, or the person you can trust with fashion choices. These people won't let you miss an important item you might like.

Lots of love,