Americans spend a lot of their hard-earned money on clothes. According to the Joint Economic Committee’s analysis on the impact of the fashion industry, Americans spend more than $370 billion on apparel and footwear every year. The average household spends nearly $1,800 on clothes annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a lot of money for attire. You might argue it’s well spent because you’re buying things that will help you look your best, and it’s definitely a valid argument. However, it is possible to look great without breaking the bank — as long as you use these strategies.
1. Buy your clothes at the right time
You may not realize this, but there’s a right and wrong time to buy your clothing. While Black Friday and after-Christmas sales are traditionally great times to shop, what about the rest of the year? When it comes to the weekdays, Thursday is the best day of the week to shop for clothes because a lot of weekend sales begin then. In addition, Saturday is a great day to make it into a department store. There are also certain days of the week that might be best for shopping for specific apparel types online. Lastly, buying off-season usually gets you a better deal than buying what’s hot and trendy right now.