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Over the Christmas period there are so many opportunities to wear some festive clothing. Whether you have the work Christmas party to attend or maybe you’re going out for lunch with friends but whatever the occasion, there is always a reason to buy something new to wear. The cost of this can really add up though and no one wants to spend a fortune on top of the presents they need to buy. So, today I’m sharing some tips on how to do festive fashion on a budget.
December is the time when work places throw their annual Christmas party and this usually mean it’s a time to get dressed up. Think glitter, sparkles and suits… it’s time to dress to impress! Now for me, this kind of occasion isn’t something that happens too often so I wouldn’t want to spent a lot of money on a new outfit. If you are the same then it’s worth putting off buying something until Black Friday. So many shops have offers on so while you might not get something extremely cheap there is still the chance to get a good discount.
Every year I like to have a new Christmas jumper. I actually think I have more Christmas jumpers than normal jumpers now and I know I can go a whole week without wearing one twice. Having so many Christmas jumpers already, I don’t want to spend a lot of money when I get a new one. If you are not planning on going on any crazy diets or losing a lot of weight in a year then the best time to buy a new jumper is in the after Christmas sales. These will usually be reduced by at least 50%, if not more, as retailers don’t want old stock hanging around.
Something that can really cost a lot of money is footwear. Retailers know that shoes make or break an outfit and the materials often tend to be what pushes up the price. The good thing though is that shoe shops often have sales all year round when the seasons change. Looking for great offers on shoes is something you can do all year round, especially if you know that you’ll need something special at Christmas. Having the shoes already could mean choosing your outfit to work with them, rather than the other way around.
Do you try to do festive fashion on a budget or do you end up paying full price?