It is no longer news that Nigeria is in a recession and most times, it means is that people get to buy less for more. Not good at all, right?
One thing I am sure of is that, recession or not, Nigerians love to look good. You only need to go on Instagram to see the latest aso-ebi styles that are trending to confirm. If anything, our fashion industry is even growing faster than ever before. But I know that things are not always as they seem, and even when we want to look good, we have to be wise about spending.
So these are 5 tips to help you stay fashionable without breaking a bank:
1. Look for Sales, Deals and Discounts: At this period, you can’t afford any money going to waste. Keep your eyes on the look out for sales, deals and discounts. It’s a good thing that Easter is coming because many online shopping platforms offer their best deals during special periods like Mother’s Day, Black Friday, Christmas etc.
2. Considering Selling or Trading Clothes You Don’t Wear: If you have nice things you don’t wear or use, consider selling them. That way, you make some extra cash to buy the clothes you really admire.
3. Take a Friend along when Shopping: This is for those of use that have the tendency to overspend. Make sure you take a friend along that would keep you accountable. Be careful to ensure that this friend does not do the exact opposite (Lol!).
4. Shop Off-Seasons: This may sound ironic, but a price surge usually happens when demand is greater than supply. So for example, a Red dress would be more expensive during Valentines season. Shopping off-seasons means you shop ahead of the season to avoid paying more due to high demand.
5. Be Creative: Believe me, there are many creative ways to stay fashionable without poking holes in your pocket. Read fashion magazines, and try to recreate the styles there at a lesser cost. Repurpose your old clothes by bringing them to life with a little bit of DIY hacks. The good side to this is that you do not have to worry that someone else is wearing the same outfit as you.
6. Shop Locally: This may be a good time to cut down on shopping at those international stores and ‘Buy Nigerian’ to keep costs lower.
SDL Fabz, how do you maintain a “slaying” look even in the recession? Share your tricks in the comment section *winks*
xoxo ❤️ SL