Winter is almost upon us, and that means that it is almost time to gear up against the cold, so what with accessories that keep us warm, winter coats heftier shoes to save our toes from frostbite, and more clothing pieces that we need to wear daily, outfitting for winter can be much more expensive than for spring or summer.
So what is the best way to prepare for the winter season and to save money? We know that you have probably heard this before, but preparation and planning ahead can save you a bundle on all your winter needs. Whether you learn how to make clothing or accessories from other clothing or used items, or utilize items from your spring or summer wardrobe, getting ready early will ensure that you don’t get caught unprepared out in the cold.
Here are a few easy ways that might be able to save you a little bit on cash on your winter clothing needs this year:
You don’t always have to pack your summer/spring clothes away. We know that generally most people think it is easier to make winter clothes into summer clothes, however you can always cut and trim to make less of something. But how can you turn summer things into winter wear? Yes, it can be done!
You know those cute summer dresses you thought you had to pack up for the cold winter? Well, you don’t have to put all of them away, especially if you’ve got some plain long sleeved shirts to layer underneath them. You can also add tights/stockings, scarves, sweaters, knew-high boots and anything else you’d like to make the item work for winter apparel.
Vests that you wear by themselves were very “in” this summer, so now that it is winter, you can use them as an extra layer over long sleeved shirts.
You can easily throw a tighter, long-sleeved shirt under a summer t-shirt to make for an instant winter wear.
And if you need to buy new winter clothes, remember that it is always better to buy off season because the prices are cheaper and stores are getting rid of their old stock. This will also help you stay clear of adding more debt to your life and keeping within your budget and savings plans.