Common Shopping Mistakes
Some Shopping tips
- Don't talk yourself into an outfit that isn't flattering to your frame.There are only two kinds of clothes in this world. Clothes that flatter you and clothes that don't. Don't blindly follow the trend when they don't suit you.
- Girls usually find more joy shopping together but just a word of caution: don't shop with a competitive friend because she will cajole you into buying more and possibly unflattering items.
- If you are shopping for a cocktail (for special occasions) dress, remember to bring your shoes. That way if you need to have in-store alterations you will be all set.
- If you have many things you need to shop for, remember to bring a list. This can help to focus your attention and keep you on task.
- Nothing good will come from buying uncomfortable shoes regardless of how fabulous they are.
- Don't buy something you don't need just because the price is good. I know we have all done this but it is a waste of money and closet space.
- Don't buy on impulse. Ask yourself the following questions when deciding if to buy. Do I need this? Does it fit with my lifestyle or wardrobe? Where and when am I going to wear this? If you are still undecided, put it on hold and shop for other clothes first. If you are still thinking about it at the end of the day - buy it.
- DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT buy a particular item, thinking that "I would be able to wear it when I thinned down", "I will exercise more, eat less, and then I should be able to wear this" or something like that. Most of the time, these items will end up rotting in your wardrobe and you will soon forget about it.
Some Shopping tips
- Spend money on great shoes because they can make or break an outfit. You can even wear them with jeans and look fabulous!
- Buy items that fit your lifestyle. If you know you are going to live in your jeans then it is ok to spend $150 for a pair especially if you have to try on dozens to find the right fit. Buy clothes to suit your lifestyle.
- Spend money on staples like shoes, bags, a black pair of pants/jeans, and skimp on belts, socks, trendy tops, scarves, hats and sunglasses.
- Before you shop, know what you have at home. Make it a point to go through your closet at the beginning of every shopping trip.
- When deciding whether to buy a particular item, ask yourself whether you have clothes/pants to go with it. If not, that item will just end up collecting dust in your wardrobe.
- Invest in undergarments because the right foundation garments can make everything you own look better.
References: Beauty&Fashion Advice; shopaholic-area