Practical Ways to Save on Eid Clothing

Aamir S

As the holy month of Ramzan draws to a close in Pakistan, preparations for Eid celebrations are underway. Among the hustle and bustle, one of the significant aspects is shopping for new clothes. Here's a detailed guide on how to shop wisely for Eid outfits while staying within your budget.

1.Plan Your Looks:

Before heading out, assess your wardrobe and identify what you need for Eid. What do you already have? If you have a few plain white pajama/ trousers, you probably don't need to buy a new one. Make a list of what you are aiming to buy to complete the outfits for Eid gatherings, as well as any additional accessories you may want.

2. Set a Clothing Budget:

Determine how much you can afford to spend on Eid clothes. Be realistic about your financial situation and allocate a specific amount for clothing expenses.

3. Research and Compare Prices:

If you are looking for a particular color and style. Take the time to research prices and compare them across different brands be it online or by visiting stores. Look for promotions, discounts, and sales events that can help you save money. Most brands now have discounts on certain cards, coupons etc. Online shopping platforms often offer competitive deals, so explore your options before making a purchase.

4. Shop Off-Peak Hours:

Avoid the crowds by shopping during quieter times, such as weekday mornings or afternoons. Evening times during Taraweeh prayers are also relatively quiet. This will not only make your shopping experience more pleasant but also reduce the temptation to overspend due to impulse buys.

5. Explore Second Hand/PreLoved and Thrift Stores:

There are a lot of social media pages that now offer preloved clothing, shoes and even accessories. Once you have an idea about the look you are going for, consider browsing through for budget-friendly finds. This is especially helpful if you are looking to buy something that might not rewear as often. You may discover unique pieces in good condition at a fraction of the cost of new

6. Prioritize Quality Over Quantity:

Instead of buying multiple lower prices items, invest in a few high-quality pieces that will last longer. Look for well-made garments with durable fabrics and timeless designs that can be worn beyond Eid festivities. It is tempting to buy something trendy, but you rather invest in something that will last beyond a social media post

7. Opt for Versatile Outfits:

Beyond Quality itself, choose outfits that can be mixed and matched with other pieces in your wardrobe to create different looks. Solid colors and classic styles are versatile options that can be worn on various occasions. You can instead get cheaper accessories, experiment with make-up and hair styling to create a different vibe.

8. DIY Personalization:

Put your creative skills to use by personalizing your Eid outfits. Add embellishments, embroidery, or unique accessories to give your clothing a custom touch without breaking the bank. Although it might sound crazy to some, getting clothes stitched from a tailor is way cheaper than buying from a designer brand. Moreover you can get the perfect sizing. You can also stitch decorative lace/trims and embellishments to reinvigorate an old piece of clothing. If it is a lighter color, explore getting it dyed.

9. Shop with Intention:

Last but not the least, before making a purchase, ask yourself if the item really aligns with your needs and personal style Or are you just buying it because it is trendy and everyone else has got similar style. Avoid impulsive buys and stick to your predetermined budget to ensure a financially responsible shopping experience.

By using these tips, you can buy Eid clothes in Pakistan without spending too much. Remember, it's not about the price tag but how you feel in your outfit that matters most during Eid celebrations. Happy shopping and Eid Mubarak!

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