You love to look good, but you’re an independent woman living a life of self-sufficiency – which, unfortunately, comes along with bills to pay. So at what point, and to what extent, do you prioritize your style over your financial stability? Can you manage both?
You sure can! Here are my top style saver tips to help you dress for less.
Shop at Consignment Stores
If you haven’t introduced yourself to the world of consignment shopping, it’s about time you do! I only just started shopping at consignment stores in Vancouver this past year, at which point I wondered why I hadn’t done so all along. Nearly brand-new, hardly worn items (and some brand new!) for a fraction of the price – who doesn’t love that? My favourite consignment stores around in Vancouver are Turnabout and Mine and Yours.
Shop Sample Sales
I recently stumbled on GUESS Sample Sale in at Vancouver’s FX Fashion Exchange building, and oh my! Tops, cardigans, dresses, and bags were marked way down. I picked up a bunch of cute tops for $5 bucks each. Seriously. Keep on top of sample sales here.
Accessorize on Etsy
I love accessorizing on Etsy. I’ve picked up great, quality pieces at affordable prices here from local Vancouver brands. Here I’m wearing some Etsy sold pieces by OhKuol, A Vintage Enchantment, and Sweet Caroline Creative, all local jewelry designers!
Don’t Shop on Credit
Probably one of the best style saver tips I could possible give (learned myself from some seriously bad financial experiences): don’t shop on credit! If you don’t have the cold-hard cash, it’s definitely not time to be updating your wardrobe. If you hate carrying cash, like me, and can’t stand those transaction limits on your debit card, like me, get on the list for the new MogoCards coming out this fall. Not only will you get all the conveniences of a Visa without the interest fees, you’ll also have a super cute design in your pocket – and you’ll gain access to many MogoPerks giveaways and awesome events!
Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
Skirt: Robbi & Nikki
Photography by Allyfotografy