8/8/12

8 Ways to Save on Teen Fashion


For all you teens out there that are about to embark on your school shopping journey, check out these tips from Kendal Perez on how to save on fashion!  Enjoy!

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1. Attend "Back-to-School Saturday"
Teen VOGUE is sticking its well-polished toe into the busy waters of sales events on Aug. 11, with the first-ever Back-to-School Saturday. In addition to events ranging from fashion shows to mini makeovers in select cities, you can expect exclusive promotions from Guess, Express, American Eagle and many other popular retailers.

2. Organize a Clothes Swap
Before you even think about hitting the retail scene, organize a clothes swap with your friends. In addition to getting rid of items you no longer wear, you can score great style from your fashionable friends for free. Plus, you can help your friends design outfits with their new items and get advice on how to style your new wares.

3. Get Inspired
Some days you may feel like you have "nothing to wear," but with a little inspiration you can create a new look using existing pieces and accessories. In addition to magazines like Seventeen, the Internet makes it easy to keep wardrobes fresh with sites like Pinterest. Be sure to check out Design-Seeds.com to find new, unique color combinations for your outfits.

4. Don't Forget the Hair
As if! In addition to clothes and shoes, getting a new hairstyle is an essential part of preparing for back-to-school. According to MrFreeStuff.com, Remington College is offering free haircuts to kids under 17, so check their site for locations and dates. You should also bookmark Lauren Conrad's The Beauty Department -- it's chock-full of detailed tutorials on the latest hairstyles.

5. Purchase Wisely
Starting a new school year is always exciting, but don't let your enthusiasm overwhelm the household budget. By taking time to look through closets and drawers, you can prioritize what you need and rediscover items you forgot you had (hey, it happens!). From there, purchase a few key, versatile pieces to keep costs low while maintaining style.

6. Beware of Trends
There's no better time to embrace trends than during high school, but beware of spending too much on fads. Doing so is ultimately a waste of money, since trendy styles are inherently fleeting and become quickly outdated. Shop for up-and-coming styles at Kohl's and Target and embrace the latest thing without letting go of your budget.

7. Hit Up Consignment Stores
Though consignment stores have been around for a while, they're gaining popularity among savvy teenagers wanting to update their look for less. Showcase your shopping know-how by trading clothes-swap rejects for credit at Plato's Closet or Buffalo Exchange. Then, hit the racks for deals on denim, sweaters and more.

8. Remember to Be Social
Back-to-school represents a busy time for retailers as they woo consumers with sales and promotions. Since Twitter and Facebook are a permanent part of your lifestyle, following your favorite brands on these sites is a no-brainer. Retailers often announce upcoming sales and exclusive discounts for followers, so it pays to stay in the loop. 




1 comment:

Fashion Pad said...

Great tips hunni!

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