There comes a certain phase of our lives that we want to change, and to start dressing well is one of the first steps towards this change. Whether for personal or professional reasons, this choice will transform your life for the better.
It can improve your self-esteem and this brings thousands of other benefits, you will be seen in a different light by people (positively), and doors will open. But not everything is flowers. Wanting to dress well requires a certain amount of responsibility, knowledge and self-knowledge.
There are many different styles of dressing, thousands of clothing brands, one more interesting than the other, and thousands of influencers who dress super well. If you are not careful and get carried away, you may buy clothes that you think are pretty in a certain moment, and then forget them in the back of your closet. And then you will have spent a lot of money for nothing.
The habit of always wanting to be stylish and well-dressed can also make you addicted to shopping, and this is dangerous not only for your pocket but also for your mental health. Think about it.
It is possible to dress well for little, and it is not only about the price of the clothes. Buying right will save you a lot of money in the medium and long term. The maxim of good-looking-cheap is also rare to find these valuable tips that go beyond finding cheap clothes in physical stores or e-commerce. Of course, I’ll also pass on some mining tips, tips that I also use frequently.
Know your style and don’t go out buying everything you think is pretty and stylish
“Look at that sneaker Pharrell Williams is wearing…” Have you seen Harry Styles’ jacket? “That Jared Leto’s pants are very stylish.”
Even though all three are from the mainstream and they dare on certain occasions, they still have their own style. They know their lifestyle, their personality, and the occasions they can wear their clothes.
Knowing yourself, knowing your lifestyle, where you want to go, and your daily life will help you a lot not to go out buying everything you like. Do exercises in self-knowledge, write everything down. They say that limiting yourself is not good, but value your money and you will be able to buy the right clothes and dress well spending much less.
Learn about fabrics and see a world of possibilities.
Why does one store have a white slim shirt that is cheaper and another white slim shirt that is more expensive? You may have thought this at some point.
There are natural and synthetic fibers. Natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, cold wool, and silk are more comfortable, flexible, durable, and resistant, and impart a greater naturalness to clothes than synthetic fabrics such as viscose and polyester.
100% natural fabrics tend to be more expensive, but if you want to dress well, buy a few durable pieces with the most natural fabrics possible and see the cost benefits in the long run. Not to mention that visually you will be better dressed than most. After the fit of the clothes, essential to dress well, think about the material the clothes are made of.
Size and fit are primordial
Buying clothes in the right size and with a better fit, which will enhance your body, will naturally make you look more stylish. Regardless of your style, fit is king, the same goes for sapatos masculinos and other footwear.
If you really want to dress well and spend little, leave the fads of wearing t-shirts and baggy pants for when you have money to spare, or in case your style is very modern and stripped down.
Make lists of what you really need
Still thinking about self knowledge aligned with economy, after you do your exercises and get to know the fabrics, start to list everything you need according to your style. What you really need. Already put on the list the number of pieces, colors, and even the fabrics of these clothes.
Be consistent with yourself and only list what you really need. Carry this list on your cell phone and only buy things that are on it, nothing else. Whenever you feel like buying something that is not on this list, go home, reevaluate your list and your needs so you don’t buy on impulse. If you need it, put it on the list and come back another day to buy it. Beware of promotions – they can be irresistible!
Go to the mall or shopping streets frequently
You are not supposed to go to the mall more than to a park, a cinema, a theater or going for a walk with friends and family. Of course you can combine some things with all of the above, and that is where you can learn to save your money when buying clothes.
Going to the mall frequently you learn the period when the stores change collections (fall/winter to spring/summer and vice versa). During this period, items from previous collections tend to be cheaper. After Christmas and the first week of the year, usually the stores also have sales. As you frequent the mall you will get to know these seasonal periods of liquidation.
Go to thrift stores and make friends with the salesperson
Thrift stores, you either love them or you hate them. If you have never been, it is recommended to go. There you can find clothes you can’t even imagine at a good price.
Buying blazers, jackets, pants, shirts and shoes. Check the piece you like thoroughly to find no holes or rips, try it on and see if it is possible to make adjustments (if necessary). Remember, don’t buy anything on impulse so you don’t forget it.