One of my top tips for being fashionably thrifty may sound confusing at first, but pay attention, it will make sense when I am done. Ready for it???
Invest in good quality clothing!!!
Having a few key pieces of high quality clothing that you can depend on to have you always looking your best (because they are well made, timeless, and fit you perfectly) will save you money in the long run. Think about it...
Think of it like a Return on Investment. Does it not make more sense to pay $200 for a premium pair of jeans that will not only last you years (I have pairs that have lasted up to 5 YEARS!!!), but fit your body perfectly rathar than spend $40 on a less expensive pair that fits "okay", and that you are replacing the next year because they just haven't kept their shape and good looks?
Know what items to invest on! How do you know what those are? Well, pretty much anything you wear ALOT and need to stand up to the test of time. Things like quality shoes, well made pants (casual and work), and a great fitting winter jacket.
Use the cash you'll save on trendy tops and accessories like scarves and costume jewellery.