Looking good doesn’t have to cost a fortune; thankfully there are ways to improve your wardrobe without breaking the bank. To help save you some pennies, this guide will tell you how to dress well on a budget.

Invest in Classic Pieces

Instead of buying into trends, start investing in classic pieces that refuse to fall out of favour. Wardrobe staples – such as button-down shirts, chinos and jeans – are not only timeless, but extremely versatile too. You may like the look of that bright yellow blazer, but realistically how many times will you get to wear it? We suggest starting your overhaul with a white formal shirt, navy suit, blue polo shirt and brown leather brogues.

How to dress well on a budget | Invest in classic pieces

Find the Right Fit

Buying clothes that fit offers the easiest way to make your outfits look more expensive. To ensure you get it right, simply use size guides to determine which size you should be buying; if you’re in-between sizes, you may want to consider visiting a tailor. A trained professional can take wallowing jackets and trousers from average to outstanding, whilst most dry cleaners will have somebody in-house that can take on trouser hems and sleeve lengths. For perfectly-fitted shirts, why not try our made-to-measure service? We’ll take your measurements (and style preferences) to create a shirt that fits like a glove.

Quality over Quantity

Instead of buying cheap clothing and replacing it every six months, start looking at pieces that will stand the test of time. This may mean you have to pay a little more than you would like, however in the long run it’s sure to save you money. A well-made pair of shoes should serve you well for several years, whilst a quality suit or jacket is going to last you even longer.

How to dress well on a budget | Quality over quantity

Shop Smart

Are you being shrewd with your purchases? Sale shopping isn’t for everyone, but if you’re on a budget it’s a smart way to shop – especially if you know where to look. At The Savile Row Company, our clearance pages offer year-round savings on a selection of products including shirts, suits and accessories. Better still, they’re regularly updated as we continue to make room for new products.

Summary: How to Dress Well on a Budget

Here’s a quick rundown on how you can dress to impress without spending a fortune:

  • Avoid trends and fast-fashion
  • Invest in timeless pieces such as white shirts, brown brogues and navy tailoring
  • Buy clothes in the right size to ensure they fit well
  • Visit a tailor for alterations
  • Choose quality garments that are built to last (even if it means spending more)
  • Shop the sales (and clearance pages) for bargains

Final Word

Whether you’re aiming to update your entire wardrobe or looking at ways to save a little cash, we hope this guide will help you achieve your goals. We can’t promise it’ll be easy, but as long as you’re smart and follow our money-saving tips, you should soon be looking great (for considerably less).