The words ‘budget friendly’ and stylish don’t always go together too well. We all dream of being able to live the luxury lifestyle, on huge budgets. Soon reality comes crashing down, however, when we remember that we’re not actually rich and famous rock-stars.
That being said; there are ways to enjoy a stylish break on a budget if you know where to start. With just a few key pointers and a little bit of patience, you could be well on your way to a bank balance friendly getaway in no time at all.
It may be cold and wintery outside but by resisting the temptation to stay tucked up inside with our creature comforts, we might find fantastic travel options just in reach.
You can find so many travel deals online now. Lots of companies provide you with secret deals and VIP discounts when you sign up to their newsletter. These are then delivered to you daily, so when you see a deal that you like, you can click through and order. This is a great way to get an expensive holiday at a budget price.
Once you have found a discounted break, you can begin to think of ways to save on clothing, accessories and travel essentials. You will still be able to travel in style, but your bank account won’t take a hit. Try these tips:
Cash in your favors
Try your luck approaching ‘the bank of mum and dad’ who might take pity on your holiday fund and help you out a little. For more responsible financial info you could look at Broadridge and various sources to help you get on track.
Charity shops, thrift stores and discount sales
Make use of every available way to save money. You can find vintage and designer pieces at amazing prices if you get lucky at your local thrift store. If you shop at department stores and similar places when they have their sales on, you can get double the clothes for your money.
The more the merrier
Why not arrange a group vacation? Get a selection of your girlfriends together, and if you all chip in on the cost of everything, your bank balance will thank you! This is a great way to catch up with all of your friends and save money at the same time. What could be better?
Sometimes all it takes to save money is a bit of positive thinking. If you believe that you can find your perfect stylish break, without getting yourself into financial difficulty then you will succeed. Make sure that any fellow travellers are also on your wavelength, and you’ll be less likely to splurge when you are away.
Lastly, just remember to keep a notebook with ideas on you at all times and jot down how much you have spent so far. Keeping a running total will give you something to refer back to and is a great way of talking yourself out of spending more money.