HOW TO SHOP WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET? ✿♥‿♥✿
Your friends at NM are here to help!
The question is, how to actually shop (and score) without breaking your budget? We get this question a lot from you girls! And finally, we are addressing it! For this to work, you will first need to do a self-evaluation. You will have to be honest with yourself regarding the things you need, your everyday go-to style, and your style for work! Now, there may be things you want or like, but do not actually need. For example, you may prefer colourful clothes or accessories, but do not see yourself reaching for them on an everyday basis. These are things that need to be highlighted for you to know yourself and your style better :)
It would be good for you to list out the colours you often wear (for example white, black, nude, navy, ecru etc), and the type of clothes you often reach out to (think sleeved tops, culottes, basic dresses etc).
Have you ever felt that you have nothing to wear even though your closet is full of items? Besides, knowing your personal style preferences, a good tip is also to go through your wardrobe and find out what you are lacking, or what you are having excess off. Things you like 5 years ago may not be things you like now. If possible, try to clear out the old items and things that you probably only wear once every year.
After clearing out your wardrobe and knowing what you have and not have, and what you need and want, it's time to make a shopping list! Think of the things you want, need, and not already have. We swear by and stand by classics and basic items. One can never have too many colours of the same basic item. If it is good and comfortable, and fits you nicely, then it is a good buy, for you can wear them many times and achieve different looks with them.
Next, you should be familiarised with the different product offerings such as coordinates and 2 piece sets! We absolutely love 2 piece sets because they cost lesser than if you were to purchase the top and bottom individually. Besides providing a chic and polished look if you were to wear the coordinates as a set, 2 piece sets are versatile in a way that they allow you to mix and match both the top and bottom with different items for different looks! More bang for the buck, we'd say! ;)
What better way to keep within your budget than to stay updated on all the ongoing promotions? At times, we will push out flash promotions and discount codes, and at other times, we may have "STARBUY" items costing way less than their retail prices! The key to keep within your budget is to save more, and know where to save! Get your email address on our mailing list and follow us on Instagram to keep yourself updated on our latest promotions!
And if you know where to save, you will know exactly where to splurge! There are things that you will not wear everyday, and you may only reach out to them once every few months. Yet, these are things that you can have, they are things you can splurge on yourself without feeling guilty about! Some of these items are the glamorous ones that you may need for the more formal events such as wedding luncheons, dinners, or your anniversary date. Feel free to splurge on something that you really like perhaps once a fortnight to still maintain within your budget!
Hope this helps in keep your shopping within budget! ❤