It’s never too early to start thinking about winter clothes. The National Weather Service is predicting an above average winter for cold and wet weather. The West and Southeast will be wet and the Northern states, Rockies and Midwest will see above average snowfalls. With that in mind, it will behoove you to start getting your winter wardrobe down ASAP. Waiting for the leaves to turn and the first snow to fall will result in you paying a premium for the winter fashion you want.
Retail Store Coupons
Printable coupons for retail outlets can usually save you between 10% and 50%. In some cases savings can be even more. Printed coupons usually have an expiration date so once you print them you must use them fairly quickly.
Look for all online coupons that give you a promotional code which can be used during the checkout process. After you fill your basket full of all the goodies you need for the winter, type in the promo code and apply it to your purchase order. It will then readjust the shopping cart total and give you a discounted price. Coupons can be applied to items which are already on sale. Applying a 20% off coupon, to a clearance item which is already marked down significantly, can give you big savings.
Sometimes making your summer fashion work for the winter is a very inexpensive alternative to going out and buying expensive new winter items. Take a look at what you have and see what might work layered. Long-sleeved T-shirts, knee-high boots, summer dresses are just a few items that can be combined into the stylish winter outfit which offers protection against the cold air.
Some of the accessories you need for the winter months are great DIY projects. Take scarves for example; you can take fleece or an old wool sweater and cut it into a cool fashionable scarf for the winter. Just find a tutorial for free online and watch it.
If you end up procrastinating your winter shopping until the start of winter season is already here then my best advice is to simply wait to buy. January and February the cheapest months of the year to buy winter clothing. If you can make do with what you have until then you can save big on holiday specials.
Classified add websites like Craigslist have cheap items for sale and even free sections you might want to browse to find deals. Buying lightly used clothing from someone online is smart. You can totally score doing this and save yourself some cash.
Clothing swaps are like a swap meet or flea market where people can exchange the clothes they no longer use. Clothing swaps have been around for a lot of years and it is definitely a cool way to recycle clothes you don’t use. Check your local listing for swaps in your area.
Make sure what you buy matches well with the rest of your wardrobe. If you can mix pieces together and create new outfits without having to buy complete outfits you can save lots of money.
Stick to quality
You might be really excited about a jacket on sale but if the quality is not good it probably won’t last you more than one season. This means that next season you will end up having to buy a whole new jacket or sweater. In the long run this will cost you more money.
Once winter is over you can save space and actually save money by packing away your winter clothes. You can save money because well packed clothing will last a long time. Ensuring next season when you go back up your jackets, sweaters, and the rest of your winter stuff, it will be fresh and ready to go.