Savings Day – Save on Fashion
Want to save money on your wardrobe?
A small closet with quality clothes is better than one stuffed with cheap, trendy items. Fashion on a budget means you buy less, buy classic, coordinate and accessorize. Go through your closet and only keep the items that you’ll really wear. Sell, give or toss the rest. Make a list of what you need – not what you want. Then with patience and self-discipline, shop wisely for necessary items. Shops sales or use coupons. Strategically save for quality items that won’t go out of style. Avoid impulse buying and stick to the basics. It didn’t take Steve Jobs long to pick out a clean black turtleneck and pair of jeans every day.
Drop the buy now pay later mindset. Instead, save and budget carefully. Although pre-season sales offer better selections, you can shop a year ahead at end-of-season sales. Find easy care items that don’t require dry cleaning. Certain brands can be costly. Determine if they’re really worth the extra money. Some people follow the “one in, one out” rule. When adding a new item to the closet, something must first be eliminated. Protect yourself from the temptation to buy. Unsubscribe from shopping websites. Replace the desire to shop with a better use of free time. Then, adopt a mindset of gratitude. When your identity’s rooted in Christ, you don’t need the world’s acceptance. Seek to glorify Him in the way you dress and the way you shop.
Shopping without self-control can create credit card debt. If you’re struggling, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan just for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.