There’s nothing like a new season to introduce some stylish items to your wardrobe. You’ve been planning to do it for a while now and thought you would wait to get your tax refund to do so, or perhaps you were thinking you could save a little bit every week for a couple of months and then go on a spending spree.
You just got your refund back, and it wasn’t as much as you had hoped for. Maybe the last couple of weeks have been a bit tight and you haven’t been able to put as much away as you had hoped.
As a mom who has to make sacrifices, this can be frustrating. How are you supposed to stay stylish now that you are on a tight budget, or you can’t put aside as much as you hoped for? Let’s take a look at how to become a stylish mom on a budget.
1.Opt for Patterns over Solids
While you may have been a solids girl in the past, with motherhood now upon you, it’s important to choose clothes that are going to last you.
Babies always present unexpected messes and situations, which is why you need to dress for the part. If you opt for patterns instead of solids, it won’t matter as much when baby spits up, because the pattern can help hide the stain easier. This way you won’t need to spend money on dry cleaning or buying new clothes to replace the stained ones.
2.Choose Machine Washable Material
Again, it’s important to choose clothes that you can easily throw in the washing machine. You don’t want to pick out stylish clothes that need to be dry cleaned every time you wear them.
This way, you will save money on dry cleaning, and hopefully, the materials you pick out will be hardy enough to last you a long time.
3.Look for Free Shipping
If you prefer to do your clothes shopping online, always look for brands and stores that offer free shipping with each purchase. It’s also wise to make sure you can return the item if it’s not the right size.
This can save you money on shipping and having to return the item if it doesn’t fit you.
4.Know Your Size
Another way to save time and money returning things that don’t fit is to invest in a tape measure. If you know your exact measurements, then you will be able to pick out the right size the first time, and you won’t have to worry about paying to return it.
5.Opt for a Wrap Dress
If you’re going to try and stretch your dresses out so that you can wear them both while your pregnant and after, it’s all about choosing the right style.
Wrap dresses are classically stylish, which means they’ll look good no matter what. Plus, they’re great for supporting that belly and breastfeeding once the baby is born. Even if you lose a bit of weight postpartum, you can simply wrap the dress tighter, so there’s no need to spend money on a smaller size.
6.Choose Shoes that are Practical and Cute
You may love the heeled look but only need these for going out – the rest of the time you’re going to spend in flats. Why not combine the two and choose a shoe that has a shorter heel, so that you can wear them during the day and out to dinner as well.
Giving up that clothes budget dream you had now that your tax refund has arrived isn’t easy.
You had even planned when you were going to treat yourself and how you were going to do it.
Instead, look at ways to still stay stylish as a mom while sticking within your new budget. With our list of six tips, you’ll be able to find a nice balance between the two.