If you follow my blog on a regular basis, you will know that, like most women, I am a fashion junkie. I like to spend time trying out new brands and putting together new looks. As a blogger – and a fashion addict – knowing about all the newest trends is important to me. If I don’t know about the hottest new products, I can’t share them. That’s why I like to do everything I can to ensure that I stay up to date with all the newest fashion must-haves.
Ok, who am I kidding? I’m not a fashion diva (that’s my six year old), but I still have to travel, I still have to go out and meet people. This means that I still have to look good and look professional.
There’s just one little problem – money, or a lack of it, I should say. Sadly, money doesn’t grow on trees, which means that sometimes, keeping up to date with all the newest trends can be a little too expensive. (If you’re fashion mad, you’ll know what I mean.) The good news, however, is that there are some handy hacks for making keeping up to date with all the newest trends that little bit more affordable. Read on to find out more.
Take full advantage of the sales
Throughout the year, there are sales held by fashion brands. Whenever your favorite fashion brands run sales, make sure to take advantage of them. A great way to ensure that you don’t miss any of the best sales is to sign up for email updates from your favorite brands. That way, whenever there’s a sale on, you should be alerted. Another option is to download their apps, as by doing so and enabling notifications, you should also be alerted to any deals or discounts.
Sign up to a parcel forwarding service
Every fashion addict knows that to be truly on trend, you need to be willing to buy from abroad as well as at home. After all, some of the best pieces are often only available from other countries. While many fashion brands do ship directly overseas, it often works out cheaper to use a parcel forwarding service. This is so that you can have all of your items shipped at once. That way, instead of paying to ship each item individually, you will only need to make one payment, allowing you to save money. To get an idea of the parcel costs that you can expect to pay, have a look online.
Buy second hand
You may be under the impression that if you buy second hand, you will only be able to get your hands on last season’s cast-offs. However, that’s not necessarily the case – it depends on where you buy from. Believe it or not, within a week or so of the new season starting, there are on trend items listed on second-hand sites. This is because people buy items, decide they don’t like them, and so, sell them. So shopping second hand can be a great option for getting your hands on stylish items for low prices.
So there you have it, the best ways to get your hands on this season’s most fashionable pieces without breaking the bank.