Did someone say “shopping?” I love to go shopping, it can be pretty stressful at times. In today’s blog post i’m gonna share with you a few shopping tips!
Shopping tip #1 : Let’s say you’re in the dressing room, trying on a super cute skirt. And you are just so in love that you don’t even think twice about it and decide to buy it. Think again, ask yourself “where will I wear this?’‘ This question is super important when it comes to shopping, I know from personal experience that nearly 1/3 of the items we purchase, we don’t ever wear more than once, and stuff it in the back of our closet! Too many of us buy impulsively with no thought to what we’ll do with the things we buy. Not only would you use up space in your closet, but you’ll be wasting money while you could be saving it to buy something you truly love and will use often!
Shopping tip #2 : Don’t ask the store employees if you look great in it or if you should buy it, remember they’re just trying to sell their clothes, don’t take their word for it! Make sure you are absolutely 100% in love with it and feel amazing in it. No matter how friendly or pleasant a sales person is, here is the fact you cannot avoid: they’re in it for the sale. It’s your own decision to make, “do I love it?” if so, go ahead and buy it.
Shopping tip #3 : Online shopping is a big no. While a handful of people feel much more comfortable shopping online rather than in person, it isn’t the most wise way to shop. Not only can you see what you are actually buying, just an online image, but you can’t feel the quality of it or even try it on. I online shop all the time, but there are certain items that I just cannot buy online. I cannot buy shoes or jeans online, so many sizes of different brands will fit differently and may not feel right. That’s why shopping in person is so much better.
Shopping tip #4 : Try. It. On. it always look different on you than on the hanger! Try on anything that catches your eye, if they don’t have your preferred size, ask the employees if they can check the back or order online, most stores can send it to your home with free shipping, if it doesn’t fit, you can always simply return the item!
Shopping tip #5 : Don’t start body-hating when stuff doesn’t fit right. Every body is unique, and a mass-produced piece of fabric labeled with an arbitrary size doesn’t mean anything about your body. Repeat after me: the clothes are wrong for your body; your body is not wrong for the clothes.
Shopping tip #6 : Browse the store’s website before hand to get a good look at what they have, you can always show the employees online images and ask if they carry in store or if they can order it for you! It’s always great to have an idea of what it is you are looking for.
Shopping tip #7 : If a garment makes you want to do a little dance in the dressing room, buy it. If not, rethink it. When you dance happily in the dressing room or feel like taking a cute selfie in the dressing room, then it’s definitely worth the buy. If you can’t buy it then, for reasons, take a picture of the top on you and remember the brand and just find it online when it’s on sale.
Shopping tip #8 : Picture it. When you’re deciding whether to buy something, you should always try to picture it in your wardrobe. Some people say you should be able to think of at least three items you can pair it with in order to make it worth it, but I say as long as you can think of one, you’re all set.
Shopping tip #9 : Don’t Go Shopping Without A Good Bra. A good bra can transform your figure and make ill-fitting pieces suddenly fall just the right way. So if you haven’t been fitted in a while, it might be time to invest in a good bra before buying anything else.
Shopping tip #10 : Eat first, then hit the mall. Hanger is real, and it can definitely cast a different lens on shopping if you’re impatient and annoyed. You may end up being super anxious to just get out of the mall and find something to bite on, but that’s not the way. Also, you won’t truly know the way something fits you on an empty stomach, eat up first.