Shop Less, Shop Better And Save Those Coins Lysa Africa Magazine Shop Smart

Shop Less, Shop Better And Save Those Coins

Reading through an article on Vogue and the term “fashion economy” catches my eye. They say economies thrive on insecure women. Beauty industries, cosmetic industries, clothing, and shoes, as well as the publishing industries all, make a healthy amount based off of women. I want to drive your attention away from that economy to the economy that takes place in your closet.

This season is all about de-cluttering, in with the new, making room and letting go. Check out how you can de-clutter your closet by having a clothes swap party here. Have you ever thought of shopping smart instead of shopping hard? As women, we tend to have smothered up closets filled with clothes we barely wear and will probably never wear. We find ourselves in a daily rotation of the same pair of jeans with different shirts or being the guilty repeat offender.

It is time for a change, time to shop with a purpose. Shoes are like dessert, there is always room for more. However, the same will not work for clothes. You need a closet that is easily accessible and a closet filled with clothes that get extreme wear out of them.

Shop For Seasons

Stay on trend, find out what is currently in and invest in some pieces. Keep it true to your style and practical. Make sure you can wear that summer dress to lunch, walks on the beach, afternoon tea and church. It has to be an item that can work for you in more ways than one.

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Custom Made

A good tailor is God’s gift to the woman who loves fashion. This is the best way to bring your wish list to life. Seek inspiration from runways, magazines, and high-end fashion brands.

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This is the best way to own the perfect imitation of that “Atelier Versace” gown you’ve had your eye on all season. Anything custom-made automatically makes it to the classic pieces section of the closet.

 

Get Fit First

For some strange reason, we have made ourselves believe that we need to lose weight to fit into certain styles. Of course, not every body type will look good in every fashion trend but there are always hacks that work and if all fails, honey try some self-confidence!

However, avoid buying clothes in small sizes, with the promise of losing weight to fit it. This is the best way to waste those coins.

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See a certain style you would like to try and if you are a size up than you prefer, then lose the extra pounds first then splurge. Let us learn to conquer one thing at a time ladies.

 

Appreciate Second Hand

Thrift shopping is the easiest way to find authentic, vintage, designer pieces. From bags, shoes, clothes, literally, any fashion piece is available second hand. This is also one of the most affordable means of shopping.

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Second-hand doesn’t always mean open-air market, it can also be online shopping. Sites like eBay are a great source of authentic, second-hand pieces.

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Go Neutral

Invest in as many monochrome pieces as you possibly can. Styling neutral looks is quite easy; all the focus is on the right accessories.

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It is important to have doses of color in your closet but everyday looks are faster to achieve in neutrals. Black, for example, is flattering on all body types, expensive looking and goes with literally everything!

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Remember, having too many clothes is not the goal. The goal is to have the right kind of clothes. Happy shopping, take it easy on the coins and shop better.

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