Save Money On Clothes: Costly Clothes-Shopping Habits To Break Today 04/03/2013 10:51 am ET | Updated Mar 16, 2015 By Nathalie Gorman and Valerie Ross How to build your wardrobe -- without blowing a fortune on clothes you won't wear. 8 Costly Shopping Habits To Break Today 8 Costly Shopping Habits To Break Today 1 of 8 Having Dry-Cleaning Amnesia That silk blouse or pair of wool trousers may be a great bargain -- right now. But clothes made of delicate, shrinkable and otherwise finicky fabrics require frequent trips to the dry cleaners, effectively raising their price by -- depending on where in the country you live and what the item is -- $3 to $10 every few wears. (And the cost of dry-cleaning has gotten even higher this year as those disposable metal hangers get more expensive.) Instead, look for materials that have the same luxurious feel but can be tossed in the washing machine. And when you can't avoid dry-clean-only fabrics, spot-clean and even steam them at home to help them stay fresh longer. Share this slide: Thinkstock Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter . Also on HuffPost: Cat Cora's Secrets For Grocery-Shopping On The Cheap Cat Cora's Secrets For Grocery-Shopping On The Cheap 1 of 9 Have A Plan Make a list before you head to the store. Cat says people spend 50 percent more than they need to when shopping without one. Share this slide: Thinkstock More: Saving Money OWN Simplify Your Life Save Money Money Saving Ways To Save FOLLOW HUFFPOST facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. CONVERSATIONS FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost HuffPost HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.