It needs to be said, winter is coming. It’s time to dig out the layers and start wrapping up against the cold weather. It’s a great time of year for fashion thanks to some fabulous footwear, cosy coats and of course, your kitsch knitwear accessories. 

But refreshing your winter wardrobe costs money, and many of the essentials come at a high price – something that’s not ideal when you’re strapped for cash. 

Want to know the secrets to buying your new season wardrobe on a budget? Check out these handy hints.

Scour the sales

While many of the sales happening right now are full of summer clothing, if you’re willing to look hard, you could find some winter bargains now too. Many websites, like ASOS, have a clearance page which will continue to have some of last year’s sale stock. Items like boots and coats rarely go out of style, so you could get some great bargains on something that will fit right in with season’s looks too.

Put some things on a wishlist and keep an eye out during the mid-season sales too – you could end up getting some of the items you really want for a much lower price.

Make the most of discount codes

Discount codes are an online shopper’s magic weapon – many shoppers won’t shop without one. Having discount codes means you can easily save money on the items you want. Sign up to newsletter and follow your favourite stores’ social accounts – they’ll be the main places to find out about the latest deals first. A Macy’s coupon is always a useful one to have around, as you can use it to pick up designer pieces much cheaper than the retail price. Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest deals as they come through.

Buy vintage

If you want to enjoy chic, stylish items without the high price tag, why not try a spot of vintage shopping? Buying vintage clothing is much more eco-friendly and gets you out of the fast fashion trap. As a way to get designer items for less, you could find your wardrobe stocked with high-quality, long-lasting pieces that will always be in fashion. 

Shop smarter

Many people find winter hard to dress for, but it’s easy if you know what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on what’s on trend, focus on building a capsule wardrobe instead. Items like blazers, trousers, coats and knitwear are some of your essentials, and you can mix and match them to create different looks. By learning how to shop for quality clothes, you can learn more about choosing high-quality fabrics like wool and silk that will last much longer than your other clothing types. Shopping smart means you can buy fewer items, which can be better for small budgets.

Stocking up on new winter clothes can be a necessity, but one that can be difficult to afford. Why not try making some extra money from getting rid of your clutter? This will help you clear some room in your closet, while also helping you enjoy some spending money too. 

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