Friday, November 9, 2012

Keeping it Cool by Dressing Appropriately this Winter

Since the winter time is quickly approaching, if you haven’t already been thinking about what apparel needs to be added to your wardrobe, it’s time to make a list! If you’ve worn the same coat for several years and it’s worn down or you currently desire to revamp your style, it’s possible to do this frugally without spending a fortune. Winter coats are expensive and so are other winter essentials, from warm leggings to long sleeve tops. Instead of worrying about how you’re going to afford an expensive coat and other apparel, consider alternative methods like using a New York and Company promo code. Other ideas include shopping at affordable stores that will offer fashionable clothing that’s still durable and trendy.

Ask Friends and Family Members if They Have Extra Winter Wear
If you have family members that live near by or friends that own a lot of clothing ask them if they have winter clothing that they were planning on dropping off at Goodwill. Many times friends and family have clothing that their kids have outgrown or clothing that they just don’t like but perhaps you will, so it never hurts to ask. Instead of them giving away clothing that you could use, don’t be bashful and find out if they have winter apparel that will look stylish and keep you and your family warm. They’ll probably be more than happy to offer you apparel that will otherwise be given away.

Shop at Shops Like TJ Maxx and Shopko –
If you don’t have the budget to go to Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, opt for other great stores such as TJ Maxx, Shopko, and Nordstrom Rack. The clothing might be from season’s past but it’s still trendy clothing that will look just as nice! Plus, you’ll save a lot of money as opposed to spending twice as much at an expensive store. Think smart and you’ll come home with extra apparel because you’ll be smart and find clothing at an affordable shop.

Use Coupons, Deals, and Promotions
Do you ever happen to look inside your shopping bag after you leave the store? Many stores such as Target, Hollister, Express, and more put coupons and promo codes in your bag that you can use online or in the store next time you visit! It’s a great incentive stores use to get you to go back, but only use the codes if you truly need more clothing! If you are in need of more stylish apparel then it’s a great idea to put the coupons in your wallet and save them for when the sales start. You’ll have a fabulous wardrobe that will keep you and your family warm and you’ll achieve this wardrobe without spending a lot of money as well!

Sierra is a freelance writer who loves to shop, but she is constantly figuring out a way to save money in the process.


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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