How to Save Money When Buying New Pieces For Your Fall Wardrobe

Millennials are defined by being perpetually broke, having to spend so much on rent, transport and other living costs leaves little to spend on new clothes. With new fashion trends appearing, getting us excited for Autumn/Winter, it can be difficult to keep up especially when you don’t have the money to do so. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to save cash on those designer purchases, so you can stay on trend on a budget.

Second hand

You might see your local charity shop as the place to give away an unwanted jumper your mum bought for you last Christmas, but they can actually be a treasure trove of hidden delights. Take advantage of other people’s naivety when shopping at charity stores as they might have dropped off a designer bag, not realising its value. The items you will find will vary depending on the area, so make sure to hunt around or check out an online charity shop for a wider selection from across the whole of the UK.

Old wardrobe

Are you looking at your outfits from last year and thinking about chucking them out to make space for new purchases? Well, don’t! You never know, that old logo tee might be brought to new life when paired with an accessory or shoes you hadn’t considered before. And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could even make changes to your own clothes – maybe that top would look better without sleeves or that dress a bit shorter? After all, those old mom jeans were in fashion back in the 90s and now they’re back!

Flash sales

Some websites specialise in providing top label brands for rock bottom prices. You might just find that Gucci bag you had your eye on for an unbelievably low price! Secret Sales, for example, has new offers going live every day and often for a very limited time! Make sure to sign up with them to receive regular updates about what they have on offer that day. It could be anything from Ted Baker sunglasses or Emporio Armani watches, so keep an eye out.

Be smart with credit cards

This is certainly one to be careful with, but if used intelligently credit cards can end up saving you money in the long run. Certain big bank credit cards can offer you cashback on your purchases that will save you a few pennies, providing you pay it off before the interest rate kicks in. However, be wary about store credit cards, as their interest rates and terms can be particularly unfavourable. Just make sure you stick to your budget!

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.