Hi everyone! My name is Kourtney from Keeping It Kourtney and today I’ll be sharing with you my five favorite tips to stay stylish while you’re ballin’ on a budget.
Since my college days when I desperately needed to watch my spending, it’s become rare that I buy apparel at full price. I learned the hard way that keeping up with the ever-changing trends can take a toll on a young adult’s bank account. With the help of these tips and a strict budget, I’ve managed to save more than I thought possible.
Download the RetailMeNot App
RetailMeNot is my new go-to for style on a budget! The app contains coupons for all of your favorite stores and restaurants with new deals every day. Did I mention that it’s free?!
Shop the Clearance Section
You can find some amazing hidden gems by shopping the clearance section of your favorite stores. The real jackpot is an accidental markdown in the clearance section. I once got a pair of Nike running shorts from a sporting goods store for only $1.99! It’s all about keeping your eyes peeled for a steal since they do tend to be hit or miss depending on where you shop.
Subscribe to Sales Emails
I admit, I’m that person that signs up for just about any and every email service you can get. Why you ask? It turns out that I’ve found the BEST deals this way. You are the first to find out about upcoming sales – which are often first come, first served – so you’ll never have to worry about them running out of your size.
If you are like me and tend to have expensive taste, shop the outlets of your favorite stores. The only downside to outlets is that they tend to be a season behind; however, that’s the great thing about it because then you have the chance to buy that cute Ralph Lauren or J. Crew top that you’ve been eyeing all season, but at a much more affordable price!
Whether you’ve grown out of some clothes in your closet or it’s just not your style anymore, clothing swaps with friends are a great way to update your wardrobe for cheap. Plus, it’s a great excuse to get together for a girls night in! Gather up your friends for a night of strolling through each other’s closets, complete with snacks and cocktails.
What are some of your favorite ways to save?
About the Author: Kourtney
Kourtney is a marketing specialist and lifestyle blogger based in eastern Michigan. On her blog, Keeping it Kourtney, you can find her blogging about anything and everything including fashion, music, food, and more! In her free time, you can find her spending time with friends and family, traveling, shopping, reading, or dancing.