Fashionable and Frugal in Ten Easy Steps (humor)
By Paula Martinez
This is easy and fun. The one thing to remember is you do
not want to follow trends. Set your own fashion style and make it comfortable.
It is a total waste to be in outfits that are uncomfortably priced. Start out
with the notion that to spend money on high fashion designer duds is a waste of
your innate ability to express your money saving ability.
Clothes started out as a way to protect the human body
from the elements. So fashion is in direct response to the seasons. It is not
about matching colors or patterns, and do not let anyone tell you differently.
1. To be fashionable and frugal means that you do not look
at the size, color, pattern or material before you look at the price tag. If it
meets and exceeds your expectation of being the lowest priced garment you have
seen by all means squeeze into the sucker. Comfort with the price tag is the
2. If it is last years clothes style thatís fine. Remember
you do not own it, so it is new to you.
3. If you found in it the juniors and it fits who says you
are too mature to have your midriff showing.
4. Do not take your better judgment with you it can dampen
your style. Your style is bargain hunting.
5. Remember when it says $3.00 or less it is a one time
offer. If you do not grab it then and there, someone else will.
6. The rule of thumb is if you pay full price you will not
be satisfied with it after you get home anyway. Then why not pay a bargain
price, which will ensure you will keep it knowing you will never see it at that
7. Do not ask anyone how you look in the new item just
wear it and let everyone get use to you in it.
8. You know the saying if the shoe fits wear it, well your
motto is if the price fits buy it.
9. Last seasons high priced garments are this seasons fair
priced clothes. You are a smart savvy shopper who knows that everything that
goes up comes down when the demand for it subsides.
10. One of the most important things is to remember that
anyone that laughs at your attired paid too much for their outfits. You get the
last laugh with the receipt to prove it.
Paula Martinez is a
contributing editor to Clermont Rocks which is a marketing resource for small
Clermont , Florida . You can find it at
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