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8 ways to save on clothing

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Stretch your clothing budget by concentrating on basic colors, such as blue, black and gray. Basic colors can be easily interchanged with different blouses to create diverse outfits.

2. Veer your wardrobe away from the extremely fashionable, trendy styles that limit how many times and how many ways you can wear them. Try to buy clothes with dual functions: business casual outfits that can be dressed down for a relaxed night out with friends, for example.
3. Don't over accessorize. It's a waste of money trying to match accessories to all your outfits.
4. Dry cleaning costs add up quickly. So put the silks in the back of the closet, and move your wash-and-wears upfront.
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5. When your clothes are wrinkled, hang them on a shower rod, spritz them with a fine mist of hot water and they'll be wrinkle-free in the morning.
6. Got a spot? Remove it yourself.
7. Put cash back in your pocket by taking the clothing you no longer wear -- that's still in good condition -- to a consignment shop. While you're there, shop for used clothes -- if they're in good condition, you'll save a bundle by not buying new!
8. Donate unused items to charity and enjoy the tax deduction.
 
 
 
-- Updated: Aug. 11, 2008
     

 

 
 
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