Clothes as we all know are essential needs for all of us. We express our sense of style through clothing and they make us look good too! But most times, we find ourselves suffering from impulsive buying… your friend is selling a cloth, you buy!, you’re out to hang and then you suddenly come across a beautiful dress, you buy! just because you have cash on you and you just can’t let it pass you by… and it goes on and on. But have you really ever asked yourself these questions “do I really need this dress?” “If I don’t own this dress, will it make me less fashionable?” “what if I invest this money into something else?”
Lately, I found myself buying clothes almost every week and i thought to ask myself these questions above and to be very honest, my answers were positive so i came up with the idea of having a budget and i thought to share with you guys why you need your own budget and a few tips on how to make yours.
Why you need a clothing budget
To avoid stacking stuffs you don’t need ; this is quite self explanatory, a good number of times we have a full closet and still end up not having nice stuffs to wear when we should.
Creating a balance between the outfits we own;there are times when we have more jeans than shirts, more scarves than dresses and so many more. Having a budget will enable you figure out the things you need and should have more of.
It gives you a more realistic picture of what you spend on; If you agree with me, there are times when you go shopping and you’ll end up questioning the things you spent your money on… Like how did i just spend #50,000 like that?. (lol) With a clothing budget, you’ll have an idea of the things you need to buy and their prices too.
Consistency; with a budget, you won’t just jump on every trend. You might be tempted to buy a cloth in every season but you’d be quite self conscious because you’re on a budget.
Tips on making your own budget
Prepare a checklist of the things you have in your closet; this will help you identify the things you have in excess and the things you should focus more on in order to create a balance. Take note of the items you’re always searching for when you have to go out, for example if you’re always in search of tops that’d fit your palazzos better, then work on that.
Do a survey; Look out for brands that stock the kind of outfits you’ll love to buy. Compare the prices and quality, go for the best most affordable one. You can go for brands like Zara, H&M, ASOS, Atmosphere or better still, thrift shop!
Wait for when your favorite brand is doing sales
Dedicate a specific amount to clothing; This should be after you have saved some money from your income. Spend less, save more!
Invest in a good blazer; It’s a good fit for every outfit and trend.
So that’s the little i thought to share with you guys! I make my clothes most times so it’s quite easy for me to be on a budget.
This month, i’ll be focusing more on skirts (they’re really not my thing, but I’m out to give it a try).
I’d like to know what clothing items you’ll be focusing more on this month in the comment section.
HAPPY NEW MONTH!
Hugs and kisses!