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Budget and Fashion: How Today’s Busy Mums Can Look Good For Less

Budget and Fashion: How Today’s Busy Mums Can Look Good For Less

As busy mums, we often times tend to put the kids first and neglect ourselves. I honestly feel that putting your kids first is just one of those things that comes with the territory of being a mum. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s not really a good thing either.

How common is it to see kids out wearing the cutest little dresses or the cool new light-up tennis shoes, while the mum has on her comfy-cosy sweatsuit with her favourite flip flops she received two years ago for her birthday? It’s actually very common to see this. Between back-to-school shopping, Halloween costumes, and Christmas shopping, how in the world can we fit in the time and money to show ourselves a little shopper’s remorse without breaking the bank?

Luckily, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for us. What if I could give you a few pointers on how to trade in those flip flops for flirty heels…would you take my advice? You can have your kids looking, as they would say, “on fleek,” while you rock an outfit that is “lit.” I’m going to share with you a few tips on how you can up your style game without blowing your budget.

 

Shop Online

With all the technological advances in today’s world, the internet has completely changed the world of shopping. In fact, more and more people are converting to online shopping instead of going to an actual store, and for good reason.

There are tons of perks to online shopping that some may or may not realise. Convenience is probably the top benefit that really reels people in. There are no lines to wait in, you can wear whatever you want, and there are no business hours. You can literally be in the bed, and shop til you pass out.

If you thought the convenience aspect of online shopping was jaw-dropping, let me tell you about the financial perks of online shopping. When you shop online, you are actually getting a much better deal because you’re eliminating the middleman and buying directly from the manufacturer.

How many times have you been in a store and seen something really cute, but it was way out of your budget? I’m sure we’ve all been through that before. You feel like all is lost, but have no fear. With online shopping, you can find that exact outfit you have seen in a store for a much cheaper price, again, because you’re buying directly from the manufacturer. Online digital coupons and free shipping are also made available for shoppers because of no middleman.

 

Store Credit Card

Store credit cards are an awesome way to look good for less. It’s less of a strain to be able to buy something now and pay for it later in smaller increments. That’s the convenience of a store credit card.

Pick out a store you shop at often, apply for a credit card to that store, and if approved, you can reap all the benefits that card has to offer. Spending 100 pounds on products, and paying 20 pounds a month for it is a lot more convenient than paying that 100 pounds all up front.

You’ll not only be able to get everything you purchased right then, but paying that bill on time every month allows you to build and improve your credit. What does boosting your credit do? It can boost your credit card limit too! That means more shopping!

With store credit cards, you of course want to be responsible with it. Essentially, in order to truly benefit from the store credit card, you have to shop responsibly.

 

Bargain Shop

Lots of people tend to turn their noses up when talking about entering the world of thrifting. Thrifting really isn’t that bad…it’s really what you make of it. If you go at bargain shopping with a negative attitude, you won’t have good results.

The term “bargain shop” tells you up front that you’re going to find great deals. It’s also proof that you don’t have to go to fancy stores to find great articles of clothing or accessories at a reasonable price.

Your typical bargain shopping locations include places like Goodwill and garage or yard sales. There have been plenty of times that I’ve been to Goodwill and found designer clothes and purses for 10 times less than their retail value. The secret is to find a bargain store in a high-end area.

Lots of times, people will donate their designer items that they no longer wear to bargain stores, which will, in turn, make their “junk” treasures to others.

 

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