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Make the Most Out of Promotions
If you are eyeing a major brand either in-store or online, you might want to check online first to know if there are available coupons applicable. There are websites with discounts or coupons that you can use online while others can be printed out and used at the physical store in some cases.
If you still got some time before you will be required to wear your working clothes, keep your eyes on sale promos. There are stores that hold their sales during major holidays so remember this when searching for discounts.
You might also want to try timing bigger purchases for off-season that is, if you can still wait. Wool coats are up on a great sale when the winter months end. This can work best if you are searching for more traditional outfits such as a white blouse or grey suit. Assuming that rainbow stripes and polka dots will be trendy next summer is never a wise prediction.
Dress Up Cheaper Pieces with Nice Accessories
Instead of spending all your money on a dress or suit, it might be better to buy something cheaper and just add a nice accessory. A great purse or good pair of working shoes can definitely go a long way. Try to invest in more timeless accessories you can use to the fullest such as a leather belt, silk tie, good handbag, beautiful scarf, great shoes, and nice jewelry. Such items can easily change how an outfit looks. There are also some accessories that can add pops of color that will draw people’s eyes to them instead on your secondhand shirt.