Summer is in full swing and it is definitely time to upgrade our wardrobes. With so many cute, new summer trends to choose from, it’s probably hard not to spend your entire paycheck on new clothing, especially if you’re a fashion lover like me! This week I share all my online shopping secrets for how I stay stylish on a budget. Keep reading to find out my top 5 online shopping secrets to help you save money and stay trendy this summer!
1.) Coupons/ Discounts are your best friend
We are all familiar with annual blow out sales such as Black Friday and Memorial Day. After Christmas Sales and End of Summer Sales are also great times to get deals on clothing. As for shopping during the rest of the year, be sure to take advantage of discount coupons/codes which are available via websites such as Retail Me Not (US) and Voucher Codes (UK). Students should also take advantage of student discounts offered via Student Bean and Unidays (UK).
Many clothing websites also offer 10% – 20% discount codes and sales notifications for signing up to their newsletters.
BONUS TIP – Online retailers like ASOS also gift you with special discounts on your birthday when you sign up to their newsletter!
2.) If You Don’t Love It, Don’t Buy It
Another great hack for saving money is to only buy items you really love. It’s quite easy to get caught up in the sales hype especially when items are heavily discounted. How many of us are guilty of buying clothing items that we’ve never worn simply because they were on sale and/ or reasonably cheap. I know I am! This summer, stick to what you love and leave everything else on the rack 🙂
3.) Shop Smart
My favourite way to shop online is to use filters. You can filter by price, product type, colour, size etc. I tend to shop via price (lowest to highest) and if possible, I shop via a price range (For example, $30 or less). Set a budget for how much you are willing to spend for each product type and stick to it! The trick is to only browse within your price range and no further. This reduces temptation to buy pricier items as you can’t miss or covet what you’ve never seen.
BONUS TIP – Shop by size to save yourself the disappointment of finding an item you love but discovering it’s already sold out in your size.
4.) Get Thrifty!
Trends are fun and a great way to spice up your wardrobe. They are also, more often than not, seasonal and short lived. To stay on trend without spending too much, opt instead to thrift trendy items. Etsy, EBay and Asos Marketplace are great websites for thrifting and vintage shopping. Also you can get really cool and different items via these websites which can help you stand out style wise this Summer!
5.) Be Social!
If you’re not already, you should definitely follow your favourite brands on social media. Brands often offer special discounts or early access to flash sales via their social media accounts.
LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW WHICH OF MY ONLINE SHOPPING SECRETS WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND YOUR SHOPPING HACKS FOR SAVING MONEY THIS SUMMER!
UNTIL NEXT TIME ?
STAY CHIC, S
Top – Promod
Denim Shorts – Missguided (Similar)
Earrings – ASOS (Try Instead)
Shoes – Marks and Spencer (Similar)
Sunglasses – ASOS