Model: Kayh Anderson
In case you haven’t noticed, being a girl gets expensive – especially if you love to shop as much as I do!
It’s even worse if you have to maintain two separate wardrobes (one for your femme self and one for your guy self).
So how can you be feminine and fashionable – WITHOUT going broke?
Here are my top 5 ways to build a femme wardrobe on a budget:
1. Shop at Consignment Stores
While you can find cheap clothes galore at thrift stores like the Salvation Army or Goodwill, it means sifting through racks of ugly, decades-old clothes.
Instead, I suggest shopping at consignment stores. Consignment stores also offer second-hand clothing, but they are much more choosy about what they offer.
It’s a great way to find fashionable (often designer) clothes for a fraction of the original price.
2. Save Big During Sales
I LOVE a good sale – and I’m sure you do too. The trick is to know when to shop to get the best deals.
Retailers usually offer their best sales at specific times of year, including:
- Major holidays like Labor Day, Mother’s Day, or the 4th of July
- After Christmas
- The end of summer
Many stores also have their own schedule for semi-annual sales. For example, Victoria’s Secret holds their Semi-Annual Sale in the winter and summer. Get on your favorite stores’ email lists to be notified of sales.
3. Shop the Outlets
Outlet stores like TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshalls, and Kohls are great places to find bargains year round.
Here are my favorite online outlets:
6PM.com and Overstock.com carry plus size clothing and large-size women’s shoes, so they’re a great option for bigger girls.
4. Stop Wasting Money on Things You Don’t Wear
Spending money on things you’ll later regret is the ultimate waste.
My rule is not to buy anything (no matter how cheap) unless it:
- Fits perfectly
- Is the right color
- Works with at least 2 outfits you already own
- Is returnable
I like to wait a week to cut the tags off any clothes I purchase so I can make up my mind slowly and still be able to return things later.
5. Know When to Save and When to Splurge
While it’s important to save money, some things worth investing in include:
- Silicon breast forms
- A high quality wig
- Good foundation and concealer
These items can make or break your feminine image, so purchase the best quality you can afford.
Then look for bargains when it comes to things like: trendy fashion pieces, eye shadow, nail polish, panties, etc.
How do YOU manage your femme wardrobe budget? Do you have any money-saving tips to add to this list?
As always, I’d love to hear from you, so please share in the comments section below!
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This is the way I shop. First I must know if I need anything then check the stores by going online finding out what store has it for cheaper than I write the price, including taxes after that I add everything up to see the grand total, then I hop in the car and go buy it, I did all the math and what store has what and how much so all I have to do is go get the item walk to the check out line and doing the math ahead is exactly what they was going to total up everything too they give me my receipt and I’m home, if I didn’t try it at the store, I’ll have time to try it on at the comfort of my own home, most items I buy fits, yes I have my doubts with some items like recently I bought 3 in a package cotton thongs regular panties I’m a size 5 I bought the thongs at $8, size 4 and they had fit perfectly, that was the doubt I had recently. I wasn’t too sure if it was going to be a snugged fit but it did fit. I was in a rush and 3 thongs, light pink, hot pink and white, I was really lucky.
I do go to thrift stores sometimes and have gotten quite a few things from them. But i prefer shopping at retail stores because they have prices in my budget like a pair of high heel shoes i bought at walmart this past week which only cost me 15$. Great deal if i may say so myself. I would like to purchase some new clothes in a boutique but the prices are very high, but they have wonderful clothes. I did buy some things at sears but they are closing all their stores where i live now so have to look for other stores to buy things in now.
Shop at Wish.com. Lots of great deals, but watch the sizing, and descriptions. I am a male size XL, but need to order 3X on Wish, usually. Like I said, read the description, and check any provided sizing charts. Use google to convert Cm to IN, as necessary. happy Shopping!
Most of my feminine clothes are bought at walmart the dollar general store may sound cheap but when have tight budget it’s thing to do however I do shop at other stores n places when can some cheap clothes are ok wear but it’s better buy somewhere in between high priced and cheap prices as some will sale high when unnessary ladies becareful what pick out or buy some stores won’t take it back after being tried on