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Clothing Women

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Save money on clothing and extend your wardrobe by purchasing as many items as you can in separates that mix and match.  Buy clothing with classic lines that will last for years.  Stick to neutrals on the lower half of your body, and for classic pieces like jackets.  Bring color in with less expensive blouses that you change more frequently.

Thrift and clothes shopping are not a good match.  Too many clothes are bought just to have something new or on impulse.  Avoid shopping unless you need something.  Too many purchased clothing items go unworn because other items are favored.

Maintain a regular, healthy weight so you don't have to have separate wardrobes depending on weight fluctuations.  If you lose weight, donate your old clothes to charity or sell them on ebay.  This serves two purposes.  First, it is an incentive to keep the weight off.  Second, when you see the money wasted with the items you discard, you think more carefully about buying new items you are likely to also discard.

Save money buying clothing by purchasing items in the mens or girls section when possible.  Men's clothing is always more frugal than women's clothing.  Some items, like leisure wear, are unisex.  It is also more thrift friendly to shop in the girl's department when possible.


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Frugal footnotes:


Here are some more frugal tips to save money on clothing for women.

- Learn to sew so you can buy more used items at garage sales, thrift stores, and
consignment shops and do minor alterations.
- Put more money in items you wear everyday, like coats, so they will last.
- Judge the price of clothing by how often you wear it (price per wearing).
- Learn to have more satisfaction in finding every item in your closet worn consistently,
rather than the amount of clothing in your closet.
- Keep neutrals on the lower half of your body, and everything you buy for the top half will
have a mate.








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