Fashionista on a Budget; Staying Current Without Draining Your Account

If you’re like me, then you enjoy nothing more than fashion! You spend your days looking through pictures on Instagram and flipping through glossy magazine pages.  If this sounds familiar, then you have also found out how expensive it can be staying current.

Throughout my years (not too many, mind you!) of being fashion forward, I’ve discovered a few tips and tricks to help me keep my costs down. I have some below to share with you.

Do You Have a Mailing List?

I began asking this question so often when I was shopping that I remember asking it to the self-service machine at the grocery store! But you know what, the question works! I sign up for every single store’s mailing list. Why? Because in between all of the junk, there are amazing sales which nobody else knows about.

Discounts and Coupons

Do you remember cutting out coupons and discounts from newspapers? Gone are the days! Sites like the Groupon Coupons page for Target offer deep discounts on fashionable clothing which you can take advantage of either in store or by buying online.


This one is more of a cool trick than a tip on saving money. When the cold weather comes along, spend what money you have on outer layers which cover what you are wearing underneath. Oversized shawls and jackets are perfect for giving the brand name appearance without committing.

Travel the Distance

Do you know what is in the popular areas of suburbs? The regular mall stores of your favorite brands. Do you know what is on the outskirts of the suburbs and in dark warehouses? Outlet stores!

Large fashion brands don’t want to advertise the fact that they have excess stock and need to clear it, so they pass it onto a generic outlet store to sell it without advertisement.

These are some of the best places to find designer brands and heavily discounted prices, simply because the designer doesn’t want to associate their brand name with discounts.

Staying hip and looking your best all year long doesn’t have to an expensive challenge if you know the right tips and tricks. While I can’t give away all of my secrets, these should get you on the right track.