Shopping is fun and searching the racks to see what’s new is thrilling. However, impulsive buying is one of the tricky situations we must learn how to deal with. So, get in and out with maximum efficiency and absolutely no regrets with our 5 simple tips.
- Stick to a few stores that fit your preferences.
Don’t just wander aimlessly through the fashion boutiques as it’s just a waste of time and you’ll end up missing out on the really good stuff. Stylish people always have a few go-to brands where they get the majority of their stuff. If you’re reaching for a new pair of jeans go back to the store that you’ve shopped your favorite jeans, and check if they have new designs. Now that you’ve already gone through once, new pieces will begin to reveal themselves. It might seem a little boring, but clothes from the same designer tend to go well together. You can mix things up more if you want to, but don’t feel like you have to.
- Never buy anything you don’t instantly love.
Making fast decisions in the dressing room sometimes helpful as you can easily put something on and if you don’t immediately say to yourself, “I love this. I look amazing!” then throw it into the discard pile. Don’t buy silhouettes that don’t look good on you just because they are trendy or different from the stuff you already own. Though trying new things makes fashion so fun, don’t let trends dictate how you shop.
- Choose quality over quantity.
Be willing to spend a little more on items that will last over time as when you choose quality, the items you buy will mean something to you and not be as easily disposable. Striped tee, shirtdresses, chic sweater, culottes, and little black dress are some of the timeless item you may go for. Just go for ones in quality fabric instead of cheap, poorly made clothes that you’ll end up wanting to throw away. Shelling out a little more money might be tough at first, but it’s worth it to invest in items you love that last instead of clothes you’ll wear once and forget about.
- Don’t be carried away with sale and discounted items.
It might be helpful if you’re a straight-for-the-sale-rack shopper, but be wary of deceiving sale items that you might end up buying because of a discounted price. The key to making sales work for you is to look for timeless wardrobe staples, rather than trendy or cheap items that are on their way out for good reason. Think of buying seasonal clothes in their off-season where they’re sale, so you’ll be thanking yourself when you already have your seasonal clothes and everyone else is buying them at full price.
- Don’t ask for a second opinion.
Asking the salesclerk at the boutique whether you look great on your clothes might end up offering you more options so you can buy more. Dress to accentuate the parts of your body you like with tighter silhouettes, exposed skin, and more attention-grabbing colors and details. Remember, you’re the one who has to pay for it and wear it so go with your gut. By heeding these simple tricks, you’ll be able to go shopping without regrets.