Clean Your Closet, Save Money,
& Stretch Your Clothing $$$
August is a great month to go through your summer wardrobe and start tossing out summer clothes that don't fit or have not been working for you this season. You can take the rejects to your favorite charity and get a tax write off. The keepers are pieces that are in good condition and that you wear more often than anything else.
Look at what you have remaining and then make a list of what pieces you need. Decide on a budget.
Armed with your list, head for the summer sales or check out your favorite retailers' websites. The stores are brimming with bargains and they will continue to markdown items all month and into September.
Below are items put on sale
and will be in style for many seasons
Caution: do not buy anything on sale that is not on your list. Look for classic/staple items that will be good for several seasons. Stay away from trendy items. Be sure to take into consideration your figure type and coloring when making choices.
Also stay within your budget. By adding new items now, you'll be set for next summer and will not have to spend as much next year on your spring/summer wardro
How to Determine a Clothing Budget
Decide how much you can spend on clothing for the year. Then divide that amount into Spring/Summer and Fall /Winter budgets, taking into account the climate you live in. If you have a long winter allow 2/3 of budget to Fall/Winter and 1/3 for Spring/Summer, etc.