In order to be fashionable, you need to shop or at least this is what most of us believed. However, if you ask us, we can assure you that you can be fashionable without overspending. You just need to know the right place and the right way to shop. If you think, you are unable to stop shopping, check out some effective tips that will help you stop shopping for a while at least.
Track You Spending: Tracking your spending will allow you to have a good idea of where you overspent. Keep track of everything may it be clothes, bags, dining out, toiletries, groceries etc.
Delay: Timings matter a lot especially when it comes to impulse purchase. Many of us instantly buy a thing and later on realize that we really didn’t want it. A little delay can help us get back to our senses.
Differentiate between need and want: Sometimes when you buy a new handbag, it is more because of you want to and less because you need it. Identify whether the thing you are buying is what you want or need. If it is something that you want, you need to let go.
Don’t shop because you are depressed: Studies have shown that people tend to shop a lot when they are feeling low. Shopping is no alternative for your stress. It might provide you a temporary release, but it leads to more tension in the long run. You end up with more debt than you can manage.
Opt for Affordable Alternatives: Love getting high-end products such as LV shoes or Birkins bags. That is great, until unless you are not running out of money. If you are low on a budget, we suggest you opt for affordable alternatives. You can always get your hands on cheap Birkin bags, provided you know where to look. Try out pre-loved, or high-quality copies. Some local brands tend to sell the same style with their logo. Try those local brands. After all, the objective is to look fashionable not a designer billboard.