Cut your Capsule Budget in Half.

Pink Blazer: H&M, White shirt: H&M, Pink T: H&M, Jeans: Zara, Boots: New Look, Bag: Zara

Cut your capsule budget in half.

The best way to cut your budget in half? Buy out of season.

Unlike fruits and vegetables if you can deal with not buying on trend pieces, buying out of season clothing can save you a pretty buck or two.

Firstly I’d like to introduce you to my new boots! I bought these in the New Look sale after unsuccessfully ordering a pair of their greatly reduced leather range last Friday. How they saved me a pretty penny? Well firstly I managed to buy three pairs for only £30 and even better, one pair is in the stores, Leather collection. Made from suede my first pair was originally priced at around £39.99 and I got these beauties for the tiny price of £14.00!

So I didn’t exactly buy these on a whim, this last year my faux leather boots from New Look finally kicked their last rainfall. I have owned these boots since 2012 and I actually bought them in the sale for about £8 originally I think and it was really only late this winter when the top of them finally started to peel itself away from the sole. With my toes suitably soaked from the rain I took a brave step that I would probably be too scared of a while ago and I threw them away that night.

Fast forward a month and the weathers gotten warmer and with it rainy days spell trouble. With my ankle boots all unsuitable for rain days (blue suede and fur lined? No thanks) I was beginning to worry about my hasty throwing decision. So one rainy morning before work I went into a New Look store and all they had left in their shoes sale? All size nine which was pretty awesome but they were all heels and cut out shoes none of which fit for purpose so I went away, shoved on my least loved suede boots and figured I would wait until Autumn.

Then we looked online over lunch and there was a perfect (or so I thought) leather pair of boots! Trying them on however and they were not the perfect fit that I had hoped, but on the plus side I tried them on in store and with that I faced my next challenge the wall of boots on sale opposite me. Never the less Josh spent the next hour watching me try on as many pairs of boots as I could. He’s just lucky I only came away with three pairs! On the plus side however they worked out at £10 a pair which really isn’t bad!

Since teaching myself to be more sensible with clothes purchases I have become more in tuned with buying only good quality shoes. Clothes I’m still learning about but whereas before I would have jumped at plastic leather shoes for only £8 I no longer feel the instant attraction. So far I have only bought my shoes on deals and offers but they have all been excellent quality shoes with suitable support mainly from Clarks. I have spent more on my shoes and bought less but in the long run I have been reaping the benefits.

I’m so pleased with these boots and I love the added benefit of having caught a good deal!

Now onto clothing, I also recently bought a white knitted jumper from H&M. On my list for a long time there has been an over sized, simple white knit. I have wanted nothing fancy just a simple, classic sweater and this is it!

The best bit? It was only £7. What a bargain! This really is the way to start cutting your capsule prices sure you’re investing ahead of times and some things cannot be bought yet but if you focus on basics and timeless style that appeals to you then why not? Why not get a £300 coat for a £100 it shouldn’t matter that you’ve bought it half a year ahead of time just remember that come Autumn you probably don’t need that second coat!

7 thoughts on “Cut your Capsule Budget in Half.

  1. Beth @ says:

    I love this look that you put together! I’m a huge fan of end of season shopping too especially for coats and boots. This strategy can really save a bundle! I bought a down parka a couple of months ago for only $75 when the regular price was $250. I can’t wait to wear it next winter! I also totally agree with your philosophy of focusing on basics and timeless styles that appeal to you because focusing on these things is a great way to build a wardrobe that will stand the test of time.


    • therealjlow says:

      That’s a crazy good bargain!!! I totally love a bargain now!!! I for sure love my classic to me basics! I think as well its always a good wager of whether you love something or not is whether or not you can feel happy buying it to wear it six months later!!!! xo


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