Buy full outfits not single items
A mistake many shoppers make during summer is getting anything they like that looks colorful. The problem is one ends up with many items; most which do not match hence you cannot get many full outfits. When buying any item, whether online or not, make sure you can visualize what it would go with. There is little use in buying a great skirt or top but not wearing it in the season because it matches nothing in your wardrobe. It is prudent to buy an outfit as opposed to singular items.
Go for quality clothes
It is important to keep emotions in check when buying items to enable you to pay attention to details that show the quality of an item. Avoid buying items that look nice but are of poor quality and will not last a few weeks. Get firm and quality items that will last you till the next summer.
Buy wardrobe staples
Avoid such basic mistakes by making a list of items that you truly need. Whether you are going for a vacation or not, there are items you cannot do without such as a flowery sundress or wide-brimmed hat. Once you have a list, it will be easier to separate closet staples from mere wants. This helps you to shop faster and save money.
Get rid of old clothes
Once you have a list, get fishing in your closet for items that you have not worn in over a year. If you are going to buy more clothes, then get rid of the old ones. Categorize the clothes into those to give away to charity and items you can swap.
Find clothes online
Search online for swapping stores where you can barter your gently worn or even not worn items for others. This way you get new outfits without spending any money. Make sure you display items that you would buy if they were being sold to you at the online swap shop you find. The clothes should be in good condition to get you a good swap.