So you know what want to wear for Dapper Day this coming Sunday, but your money’s a bit tight. Why let money stop you from making the best out of a fun day at Disneyland while looking your best?
Check out our tips for shopping for Dapper Day on a budget and watch as you make amazing outfit on a dime!
1. Explore your local clothing outlets and discount stores
See what these stores may have on sale. Clothes that have gone out of season or may not have been popular might surprise you when you look at them with a Dapper Day style in mind. There are always those small gems you never thought you’d find in sales bin, even if you might have to dig through a ton of racks until you find something that catches your eye.
If you have a style or era you want to build your Dapper Day outfit off of, explore your local swap meets, vintage stores, and thrift shops. Second-hand clothes can really add to the ambiance of a Dapper Day outfit if you are trying to go for a certain style. We have plenty of tips and examples you can check out on how to shop from vintage stores.
2. Shop online
If you aren’t feeling up to the challenge of digging through racks, shopping online can help you net the best deals on dresses, suits, and accessories due to how easy it is to compare prices. There are even websites that do price comparisons for you or list ongoing deals from retailers and online stores. Slick Deals and Price Grabber are two websites that might help you out in a pinch.
3. BUT beware of online scams
It is also important to be wary about places like Zaful, SammyDress, DressLily, RoseGal, RoseWe, and other “too good to be true” websites. When you are looking for a bargain, online clothing retailers that display fashionable clothing at amazing low prices seem like a good idea, but you might end up being sent something completely different from what was advertised. Read reviews about a retailer or a product before committing to a purchase. If you find something you think is perfect for your Dapper Day outfit but are still nervous, look for photos in reviews to see if other customers were happy with what they got.
4. Check your closet
Most important of all, think about looking in your closet before going shopping! Your closet is the easiest way to save money on Dapper Day. You might have something you’ve bought but never wore before, or forgot about until now that would be perfect for a Dapper Day outfit. Mix and match old and new clothing to make something amazing!
Looking your best doesn’t need to drain your bank account. All you have to do is look in the places you rarely think about when shopping…but if there is something you are willing to splurge on–like a pair of shoes or the perfect dress–go for it!
Need a few tips on how to get your Dapper Day outfits started? We have plenty of examples you can check out:
- Snow White + Pocahontas
- Minnie Mouse + Tiana
- Carl Fredricksen + Indiana Jones + Winnie the Pooh
- DisneyBound-ify your Dapper Day
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