How To Save Money on Clothes – EP 211

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How expensive should clothing really be? Whether you’re a trendsetter or just like to dress well when going out, changing just a few of your spending habits on clothes can put you on the fast track to giving more room in the budget. Thankfully, there are a few tricks to save money on clothes without sacrificing your style and fashion. So sit back and enjoy your new wardrobe!

A bargain isn’t a bargain unless you need it.


  •  iHeart Podcast Network. You may notice something a little different about the show today and moving forward. That’s because we are over the moon excited to announce we have joined the iHeart Podcast Network. What does that mean? Well it takes a huge load off of us because iHeart is taking care of all of our advertising. We still have the final say in our advertisers so you’ll never hear a rando ad that we wouldn’t read ourselves but you will hear more ads. This will allow us to focus more on the show and bring you guys more free and low-cost resources that we know you love! So we hope you are as excited as we are about this move and know the impact that it has for Jill and I and our families.

10 Ways to Save Money on Clothes

Clothing can be expensive, especially when you’re trying to buy quality, ethical clothing while keeping costs down. In this article, Frugal and Thriving listed the 10 ways to save money on clothes.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

Jill talks about buying fewer quality clothes, buying clothes on sale (and keeping a list of what you need and buy in ‘off season’), finding great deals through store memberships (sometimes!), purchasing quality items, and having a clothes swap with friends.

Meanwhile, Jen explored the ideas of buying second-hand clothes and factory seconds, shopping around online, borrowing clothes from a friend, and making your own clothes (does it really work?)

How To Stop Buying Clothes For A Year

If you want to stop buying clothes you don’t need, here are some tips from Mint Notion to help you shop more with intention so you can buy clothes that you’ll actually wear.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

Jill discusses the following tips: unsubscribing from retailer emails, trying a 30-day shop your closet challenge, taking an inventory of your wardrobe (if it’s cluttered this could cost you money!), borrowing clothes from family or friends, and making a shopping wish list.

Meanwhile, Jen talks about unfollowing people who influence you to buy stuff, understanding what clothes you need for your lifestyle, getting creative and rethinking how you see your clothes, finding healthy ways to distract yourself from shopping, and understanding your shopping triggers.

Our Favorite Piece of Clothing and Worst Fashion Choice

Jill’s worst fashion choice was wearing sheer stockings along with an oversized t-shirt 10 years ago. Jen didn’t have an eye for fashion in college up until graduate school so most of her fashion choices were fail.

Black tank tops are Jen’s favorite piece of item while summer dresses are for Jill’s.

Thanks so Much for Listening!

Thanks so much for listening! Many of you know we have a private community where we do monthly money challenges and offer accountability groups. We want to congratulate one of our members for a big win:

Wow. I love this group. Mindset shift from idle to first gear: "I can't use my skill set from my previous career in a new career" to "I can figure out how to use my skill set from my previous career in a new career."

"I can't manage all of the house/home/younameit tasks and bring in household income, too" to "Hubby and I can figure out a way for the house/home/younameit tasks to be taken care of and I can bring in household income, too."

Congrats Debbie! Thanks for listening and if you want to check out our monthly challenge community head to to see what challenge we have coming up next.

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And thank you Krisana for sharing your bill about paying yourselves, paying off debt, and cutting back on spending/expenses!

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