Living on your own for the first time can be hard. Think about moving away for college, for example. You’re excited for your newfound freedom and can’t wait to be independent. The clock is ticking down to the moment when you’ll be out from under your parents’ roof and rules. Unfortunately, you may have overlooked a very important thing in your mad rush to become a functional young adult: money.
Some college students are lucky enough to have their parents paying for tuition, and maybe even a part of their living expenses. For the rest of us, every penny counts, so make sure to spend wisely, including when it comes to your wardrobe. There’s no need for a closet packed with brand new clothing when your current clothes are still wearable, right?
If you’re a college student—starving or not—here are some good reasons why you might want to consider professional clothing alterations in Seattle, WA:
- To not have to buy new clothes: You can treat yourself to a new piece of clothing every once in a while, but it’s advised that you save most your money for more important things, like food and classroom learning materials. Besides, your old clothes can still be worn, and the items that need some changes can be taken in for alterations to make them like-new again. Plan a trip to an alteration shop instead of the mall!
- To save money shopping at thrift shops: There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying your clothes from a secondhand store. Rich people, poor people, young families, college students—you will run into people from all walks of life shopping at thrift stores. Saving money is a nice perk, but there are also often unique finds, and you’ll be less likely to own the same shirt or dress as everyone else. Also, if you find clothing at a thrift store that doesn’t quite fit, but the price is right, you can take it to get altered.
- To keep parents from worrying: Parents will worry about their children’s wellbeing no matter how old they are. If you’re of college age and your mom still puts together a huge care package filled with food, toiletries, socks, underwear and money every time you come home during a break, you can certainly understand. But when you have your old clothes altered to fit you better, your parents won’t think you’re destitute.
- To look put together at job interviews: Whether you’re going to a job interview for a part-time college job or a full-time junior position, know that how you present yourself is extremely important. In this case, we’re talking about your outfit. To ensure your suit or dress shirt and pants or skirt fits nicely, schedule an appointment with a local garment alteration and tailoring shop. They can take in, let out or otherwise alter garments onsite to ensure your appearance makes a great first impression.
For fast and affordable clothing alterations in Seattle, WA, look no further than the services offered at Diane’s Alterations & Tailoring. Please feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.