-Post by She Does The City–
Winter is over! Hurrah! What better way to celebrate a change of seasons than a change of clothes? The anticipation of barefoot afternoons in Trinity Bellwoods and late night walks by the lake in the cutest lil dresses and crop tops has been killing me. Unfortunately, I’m super broke from taking cabs everywhere when the weather was cold (this is a no judgement zone) so I’m definitely too poor to overhaul my summer wardrobe with new clothes. If you’ve emerged from a long winter of ordering in food to eat huddled under a pile of blankets (again, no judgement), and find your bank account is somehow in the negatives, check out this list of great ways to save money this season while still indulging in summer fashion.
Buy your clothes secondhand (I mean, duh).
So far this summer I’ve obtained 4 really cute dresses and a bitchin’ lightly knitted sweater for under eighty dollars. Considering the going rate for a new tank top is more than $30 at many “trendy” stores, these additions to my wardrobe are a straight up personal VICTORY. Not only is it fun to buy new clothes without feeling like you’re breaking the bank, after pawing through crappy dress after weird patterned skirt after gigantic shirt after ugly sweater, when you find those gems you DO like, you’ll really feel a sense of achievement. You’re an urban huntress, and high-waisted shorts and mini dresses are your prey.