Many people experience a point in their life when they want to completely revamp their wardrobe. To pull it off without breaking the bank, limit clothes shopping to once every month or two, but spend generously on just a few items when you do.
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As The Art of Manliness suggests, clothes shopping doesn't have to overwhelm your budget. Even two or three items of clothing can give your wardrobe several different looks. Rather than trying to buy an entirely new closet at once, choose flexible and quality items.
First, if you go shopping once a month and only buy a few items at a time, it turns out to be quite affordable.
Second, you'll take a while to build your new wardrobe. If you want to compare the cost to anything, compare it to your yearly wage, not your monthly wage.
Third, you can look great in affordable clothes too. In fact, you should experiment with more affordable clothes before you invest in top quality.
Buying fewer, higher quality clothes also allows you to experiment with your looks without committing to a single style. It allows you to be more flexible and update your outfits while maintaining a manageable expense.
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