The cold temperatures are on their way, and it’s time to make sure your winter wardrobe is ready for the snow. Good winter clothes are a necessity, especially in Canada. Whether you love outdoor activities in the snow or you just need something warm and comfortable for your daily commute, you can’t get by without good winter clothing.
But it can also be expensive. If you find your budget stretched and you need to replace your winter wardrobe this season, these shopping secrets and budget-friendly tips will help you get by.
Shop After-Season Sales
The best time to buy discounted winter clothes is at the end of the season. February and March are great times to find after-season sales and save on winter clothes for next year.
If you notice your gloves wearing out or holes in your favorite scarf, don’t wait until next fall to replace them. You should be able to save if you replace it before spring apparel hits the racks.
Buy Used Jackets Online
Sometimes you put away your winter clothes and forget all about those growing holes or sticky zippers that were worrying you months ago, or you discover your closet has been infested with moths or mildew just as the first snow of the year starts to fall.
When you need to save on winter clothes, but you don’t have time to wait, find a winter jacket for sale in Canada online. The internet is the new yard sale, and you can usually find big savings as well as a wide selection.
Make the Most of Layers
High-quality winter clothes are the key to a warm winter, but let’s face it; not everyone can afford top-of the-line materials. On those coldest days of the year, rely on layers to keep you warm and toasty if your jacket isn’t built for the worst winter has to offer.
Layers can also make things more comfortable when you’re indoors, whether you’re stuck somewhere drafty and cold or where the thermostat is cranked.
Store Winter Clothes to Last
One of the best ways to save money on winter clothes is to make sure they survive the warm months in good condition. From moths to funky smells, there are plenty of hazards to winter clothes in storage. Few things are more disappointing than pulling out your winter jacket in November only to find you need a new one.
Try these tips for proper winter storage:
- Clean clothes and boots before you store them away. Wash coats, hats, and scarves, and make sure they are dry and do not have any odors.
- Use basic laundry detergent instead of bleach, fabric softener, or starches, as these can attract pests.
- De-pill sweaters and scarves, and make sure they have plenty of time to dry.
- Fold clothes that could stretch and hang things that could wrinkle.
- Use plastic bins with secure lids where you can to keep out pests.
Proper storage will lengthen the lifespan of your winter clothes and save you from having to replace them too often.
Don’t get caught in the cold! These tips will help you save on winter clothing, including jackets, sweaters, scarves, hats, and boots.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.