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To think £100 a month should be enough for clothes?

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SabineUndine Wed 09-Nov-16 22:09:59

I don't have to wear formal suits for work, so I'm always in smart casual, with emphasis on the casual. But £100 doesn't seem to go that far. What do you spend (inc shoes)?

OhTheRoses Wed 09-Nov-16 22:11:41

More like £150/200 not including hair and make-up.

Crabbitstick Wed 09-Nov-16 22:12:52

A month?
That's £1200 a year on clothes.
Lucky if I spend half that.
Guess it depends where you shop.
Surely once you've got a basic wardrobe you just update things now and then?
I love a bargain, clothes swaps and charity shops though.

e1y1 Wed 09-Nov-16 22:14:03

Some months it has been £400+, other months has been nothing. I've never really needed to buy clothes monthly, mainly do it as a pastime.

BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Wed 09-Nov-16 22:14:06

I very rarely buy new clothes. So yes, £100 is alot a month. For me.

Eolian Wed 09-Nov-16 22:14:52

No way do I spend that much!

PacificDogwod Wed 09-Nov-16 22:15:54

More than I spend.
Smart-casual here too.
And I like high-end high street so eBay/outlets/sales it is for me grin
I stick to classic colours and shapes, buy only natural fibres and am more than happy with last season's/year's (or older) stuff.

witsender Wed 09-Nov-16 22:16:03

I only shop when I need something...so some months more than that, but many months nothing at all. Do you need stuff every mont

e1y1 Wed 09-Nov-16 22:16:26

YY what crab said, you can get some absolute gems in charity shops, if you're prepared to look.

Also, don't go off cost/brand, look at style/quality - I will happily pair £150+ jeans with a £10 shirt from somewhere like Sainsburys/Asda

TiredAndDeadly Wed 09-Nov-16 22:16:28

I wish I spent £100 a month. <bloody tatty cow here>

holidaysaregreat Wed 09-Nov-16 22:17:12

I can't afford to spend that much every month. Probably half that amount. But if I had more cash then I would - so you will get other people who spend loads more.

JustHappy3 Wed 09-Nov-16 22:17:49

Blimey! I think about £250 a year including shoes. No wonder i've been feeling a bit drab and dreary lately!

NannyR Wed 09-Nov-16 22:18:09

Maybe £150-200 a year on clothes, shoes - a pair of converse or similar each year £45, winter boots £70 every other year. I would say £1200 a year is a lot to spend on clothes, but I could see how you could if you were buying expensive brands. I tend to buy matalan, h and m, George from asda etc.

AmberEars Wed 09-Nov-16 22:19:39

I've spent less than £100 since the beginning of Sept.

It's not because I'm on a massively tight budget, I'm just not a big clothes / shoes shopper. For example I'm wearing the same winter coat, casual ankle boots and smarter work shoes now that I had last winter - I put them away over the summer, and they're still in good condition. And my handbag cost a fiver in the M&S sale a couple of years ago.

SallyR0se Wed 09-Nov-16 22:20:13

Charity shops & TK Maxx. Some department stores donate brand new stuff to charity shops, labels on. Also The Brand Store.

ExcellentWorkThereMary Wed 09-Nov-16 22:25:03

I go shopping the Monday after payday every month and spend up to £20 on myself on clothes or shoes. Often it is much less (I go to H&M and buy a jumper or a dress for £5.99!) Occasionally I will buy something else later in the month but that is rare. The most I would spend on myself in a month on clothes/shoes is £50 but that happens seldom. Most months it comes in at less than a tenner.

OhTheRoses Wed 09-Nov-16 22:25:14

I don't spend £150-200 every month but I do find that the occasional item adds up, such as a winter coat (every 5/6 years), a decent bag (every other year), a posh frock every other year. And I work and spend a lot more than during the SAHM years. Age contributes too - Hotter, Gabor or Van Dal shoes plus orthotic add up grin

OhTheRoses Wed 09-Nov-16 22:31:17

Thinking about this: Since April:

Summer mac £99
Hotter sandals: £55
Two work dresses, both M&S £100
Black trousers, top and smart cardigan £150
Black dress £49.50
Cardigan £45
Black work shoes £75
Suede ankle boots £55
Evening top £85

SillySongsWithLarry Wed 09-Nov-16 22:34:22

I spend about £100 a month between our family of 4. We don't all need something every month and we all have what we need when we need it. We don't have lots of clothes each, just replace outgrown, worn out clothes.

SillySongsWithLarry Wed 09-Nov-16 22:34:57

I spend about £100 a month between our family of 4. We don't all need something every month and we all have what we need when we need it. We don't have lots of clothes each, just replace outgrown, worn out clothes.

SillySongsWithLarry Wed 09-Nov-16 22:35:14

I spend about £100 a month between our family of 4. We don't all need something every month and we all have what we need when we need it. We don't have lots of clothes each, just replace outgrown, worn out clothes.

Lorelei76 Wed 09-Nov-16 22:36:17

OMD that's loads!!!!

cakedup Wed 09-Nov-16 22:36:48

Wow. I don't think I spend £100 a year on clothes. You must constantly have to clear out your wardrobe??

perditalost Wed 09-Nov-16 22:37:38

I spend loads more than that but I am alway suited and booted.

BackforGood Wed 09-Nov-16 22:38:20

Surely it all depends on how much "spare money" you have every month.
I doubt if I spend £100 a year on clothes, but I leurve to hunt for bargains in charity shops. However, there will be some who have vast incomes that would think nothing of spending over £100 on one item (as demonstrated by the S&B threads). Does it matter what anyone else spends? confused. Surely what matters is how it sits within your family budget.

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