This is a post about five rules I follow when I shop, to help me make better choices!
Do you have any rules of your own? If so, please share!
1) Make a list
What do I mean? In our daily life we all have the same problem of “not having anything to wear”. Well although this is an illusion, there might be the possibility of really not having some basic pieces on our closet. The next time you’ll open your closet and think “I wish I had that”, keep a note and when you go out for shopping take your list with you, so you can finally get what you miss!
2) Set a budget limit
I’m sure there are lots of clothes and accessories you want to buy when you go to your favorite shops but you have to be realistic so as not to spend the rest of your month counting every penny. It will be easier to estimate how much you can afford and make your purchases according to that.
3) Save time
I love online shopping. It gives you more choices, you don’t have to wait in lines for the fitting room or for paying and you don’t get tired at all. But if you are the “I definitely want to try something out before buying it” type, you can at least do some research from home. This way, when you hit the shops you’ll know exactly what you are looking for so you’ll be more effective in less time.
4) Take someone with you
It is important. Although I know my size on clothes and what I love, I always want to have with me my mother or my sister. Their help is always valuable, and even if we disagree on some pieces, they always help me make better decisions at the end. Also, when you want to try out a lot of clothes a second person holding your things and bringing some different sizes when you got them wrong and you’re already in the fitting room, always helps!
5) Do not keep up with fashion
Although we all love fashionable clothes and we see it on blogs, on magazines etc, each woman has her own unique style. Do not buy whatever you see on magazines, or on tv. Buy something that makes you feel comfortable, sexy, chic or whatever you want your style to be. Do not get fooled by all these flashing clothes’ advertisements, because you’ll end up with a closet full of fashionable clothes, that you don’t want to wear after all! So, of course get updates on the latest trends, but adapt them to fit better to you own, unique way!