Recently I read a magazine article titled something like, "Dressing for under 100 Dollars!" It took me a few mintues to realize the bargain was that each garment and accessory in the outfit was under $100.00. Added up, the spotlighted outfit cost more than my first car. Some bargain!
So let me give you some REAL advice on how to build a really cheap wardrobe that is great and will last you longer than a season of "Gossip Girl."
This will be a Two-parter. First I wanted to present some "rules" that will save you from wasting a whole lot of money on a whole lot of nothing. Check back Wednesday for Part II which will be actual shopping tips.
1. To your own size be true: Let's cut to the chase. Buy clothes that you can wear TODAY! Not for when you lose those last 10 pounds, or the first 50 for that matter. The biggest waste of money is to buy clothes that you can't wear. Sounds crazy right? Well, it is!
2. Buy what fits: This may sound redundant, but its not. Fit is not about size or weight. Determining the right "fit" of your clothes makes shopping easier and can save you gazillions of dollars in the long run. Unerstanding the cut and fit that best suits you is key in making sure your body looks it best and that you are comfortable. If you feel like Harry Houdini in a straight-jacket - then you probably won't wear it. If wearing a long nubby sweater makes you look like a Lilliputin - you probably won't wear. Fit is everything.