Each season means the arrival of new fashion trends. You would likely want to buy some of those “fashionable” pieces to keep your look current. I would, most likely, become very poor if I tried to keep up with every single trend. I have a few rules I live by, which help me save money while shopping.
Not every trend is a must-have.
Before you decide to go shopping once again, you should realize that not every trend is a must-have. What others like might simply not be the best fit for you. Go “shopping” without any money first. Try new pieces, go back to your closet and assess what you have before investing in something brand new. Buy the trend pieces that actually make you excited when you try them on. You have to envision wearing those pieces way into the future.
Find your core pieces.
What are the items that you wear on repeat? Probably, those are the ones that make you feel comfortable and can be easily combined with other items. When you shop, buy pieces that compliment the rest of the items in your closet, because that guarantees that you will actually wear them regularly.
Hold onto your classics.
You should always hold on to your classics. It’s, of course, very good to experiment and try out something new, but classics are named classics for a reason – they always fit your style. You should hold on to those.
Build a foundation.
If you don’t own a solid set of core pieces, I highly recommend to build one up. My core pieces are plain t-shirts, black and white tank tops, skinny jeans and hoodies. From there, I can easily add other must-have “trendy” items as they come along.
Invest in a tailor.
Having a very talented tailor by your side will change your life! Before going to a shop and buying new outfits, take a look at the ones you already have and figure out whether you can actually rework them with a tailor to fit the new “fashion tastes”.