Winter is always the most expensive time of the year. Heating is incredibly pricey, everyone needs three times as many layers of clothing, and, to top it all off, there are holidays to celebrate with gift-giving and large quantities of food and drinks. If you are feeling the cold this winter but cannot afford to buy expensive Winter coat clothing, here are some tips to help you keep warm on a budget.
Layer, layer, layer
Arctic explorers know that good layering is key to keeping warm. The good news is that if you’re not living at Arctic temperatures, you will probably be able to layer effectively against the cold without the need to buy many winter-specific clothes. Have a good look in your closet for tank tops and T-shirts that you can use as a base layer, then add a thin sweater and a bigger sweater or an oversized hoodie over it. By this point, you will be wearing enough layers that you will only need a thin raincoat to keep yourself dry in wet weather and ward off the wind. For what concerns the bottom part of your body, try wearing leggings or tights under your pants, and layer up two pairs of socks if your feet are cold. Make sure you can still move your toes inside your boots or shoes, though, as being unable to do so will make your feet really cold. Another good layering tip you might not know about is that loose clothing is actually better for keeping warm than tight clothing, as the air circulating between the layers of clothing underneath your coat will act as insulation.
Coupons are your friends
You have the internet to thank for many things, and one of them is the increased availability of discount coupons. When you need to buy new best workout clothes, have a dig around your favorite coupon website and see what offers they have available. Not only will you save money on your purchase, but the coupon site might lead you to discover some great brands you weren’t aware of! If the cold is getting to you right now, this BSTN Coupon Code is a good place to start.
Learn to love second-hand clothes
Until a few years ago, shopping in thrift stores was seen by many as a source of embarrassment, and some people went to great lengths to hide the fact that they were wearing second-hand clothes. Nowadays, with more and more people becoming concerned about the environmentally unsustainable and exploitative practices which dominate the mainstream fashion industry, second-hand clothes are rising fast in popularity. Thanks to the proliferation of online platforms for selling and buying used clothes, you don’t even need to visit a thrift store in person. There are some great bargains to be found, and buying second-hand will enable you to shop more sustainably without having to shell out lots of money. You could even organize a (COVID-safe) clothes swap with your friends! This way, you can buy all the winter clothes you need, stay warm throughout the cold spell of weather and look fabulous at the same time all without breaking the bank.