Yup, I shop for fall clothes in the summer and I'm not ashamed to admit it! I'm sort of a "sale enthusiasts" if I must say so myself, meaning, If it's fashionable and discounted, I'll quickly scoop it up, no questions asked! Since this blog is dedicated to the super frugal ladies, it's only right to share one of my most trusted secrets to keeping money in my pocket while looking great. My whole outfit cost ( minus the jacket) $65....$65!!!! I swear I feel like every time I go thrifting I get super lucky...It's like I have a "fairy thrift mother" somewhere watching over me and my pocket book! Thrift stores are desperately trying to get rid of heavier clothing in the Summer to make room for the mass shipments of shorts, swimsuits, sandals, and off the shoulder tops. It's at this very moment when you...yes YOU my penny-pinching fashionista, need to strike like a hungry snake hunting it's prey! Ok, that was a little drastic but you get what I'm getting at here....SIEZE THE MOMENT! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE INCREDIBLE SALES! And here's why: Who said you had to wear those items in the summer? No one! And here's another reason, if you live in the state of California like me, you know for the most part that our days are warm but our nights get a little chilly, really quickly. So you can wear some of those pieces to a night time outdoor function if you please. Another great option; keep the items in your closet until the appropriate time. Oh....and for my ladies who's weight fluctuates between seasons, don't worry about it. I got you covered! Just make sure you take your pieces to a tailor to get them either taken in or out. You're probably thinking " But having your clothes tailored by a professional is expensive!" But that's the beauty of the situation, you can afford to tailor your pieces because you bought them so cheap! So here is a small list of items to score big on this Summer:
- Long Printed Skirts- When the sun comes out, the skirts get's shorter in Cali! But now is the time to score big on your mid-calf length skirts. I suggest going for mid-calf skirts made from light material, that way you can get away with wearing them during the cool summer days as well as in the fall, just with a pair of taller leather thigh high boots.
- Leather Ankle Boots- You can never go wrong with a killer pair of leather ankle boots! Leather is on sale BIG time this season, because the material is so heavy, but that doesn't mean you can't scoop them up now! Also, you can definitely rock a pair of leather ankle boots on a night on the town...win win situation of you! * Snaps fingers in a circle*
- Big Statement Hats- The good news about large statement hats is you can wear them in the summer to block out the sun, as well as the fall to keep your head warm. They are also a must for fall because they make a great accessory piece when worn with a dope fall/winter coat. But if you want to find the best deals for statement hats now, make sure you look for the color black (black is the least most popular color during the summer) and polyester material.
Remember guys, if you see it, it looks good on you, makes you feel great AND fits your budget, GET IT! GET IT! GET IT! It's a steal! Alter it to your liking or keep it in your closet until it's time to debut it to the world. Your wallet will thank you for it!