It is back to school time, and there are many things to buy including back to school clothes. The clothes buying process can get very expensive so here are some tips on saving money on back to school clothes.
Back to school clothes don’t have to be a huge deal. I know culture says your child has to have a brand new wardrobe, but you can get by with only having a week’s worth of outfits and then having other items that may be older to mix with those items. If you approach the school clothes buying process with this in mind, you will save a ton already.
Ways To Save Money on Back To School Clothes
Mix and match outfits are the way to go
When you are in the stores, remember to pick outfits that are interchangeable. This will build a larger wardrobe with a smaller amount of items. This can also help you to have a better vision of what type of care the clothing will need and how you can get the most life out of your clothing.
Look for back to school deals in places other than the sales ad
Always start your shopping process with the clearance rack. The clearance rack will give you a base amount of clothing that you can then add other higher priced items to This will also help you to decide what is most important to spend more on. For instance, you may find five shirts in the clearance section but no pants. So you know it is important to spend a little more on quality pants that can be worn with all five shirts making five different outfits to choose from.
How to save money by using the less is more mentality
If your kids are like mine, they like to have a cute outfit for the first day of school and picture day. So you could focus on getting them two beautiful outfits and get hand me downs or thrift store clothes for the rest of their back to school wardrobe. This will save you tons of money and your child will still have great looking clothes.
Utilize the back to school sales
Another way you can save a lot is by looking for the back to school sales and pair that up with coupons or coupons codes. This is an excellent way to save a ton! This will bring the already marked down sale prices even lower, and you will be able to get name brand clothing for your kids without the brand name price.
Check out these back to school sales as I find they are always some of the best discounts around!
What ideas do you have for saving money on back to school clothes?