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.
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.
Don't over accessorize.
It's a waste of money trying to match accessories
to all your outfits.
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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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.
Got a spot? Remove it
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!
Donate unused items
to charity and enjoy the tax deduction.