The Newcomer Approach: How-to Shop

For those not as well versed in the shopping world, this post is for you. I think it is safe from my various posts that I have a bit of a shopping addiction. However, I’m careful about the way I shop and wanted to share my tips with you all.

1. Try things on  –  Honestly, I cannot stress this one enough. Although it is a pain, it pays off in the end. That way, you don’t end up buying something that doesn’t fit. Plus, sometimes you can get lazy, and forget to return the item during the allotted time, and then you are stuck with it.

2. Take your time – Maybe your parking meter will run out of time or you’ll be late to your next event, but when you can walk out of the store feeling confident and happy with the items you just bought, it’ll be worth it (trust me, been there, done that).

3. Ask for help – The stubborn approach is not the way to go. If you are looking for something specific, just ask an employee to help you find it. They know the store better than you do (and if you know the store better than them, well then, you shop even more than I do…). They are there to help you!

4. Don’t get disappointed – Some things look better on the hanger than they do on an actual person. This always frustrates me, and I’ve learned to expect it while on major clothing (and even shoe) sprees. You should know that there is usually going to be one or two items that won’t be as flattering as you would have liked them to be! My major and unbelievable example: Tory Burch Flats. I was all ready to own a pair of these, but when I tried them on, the T logo engulfed the top of my feet, and it did not look good at all.

5. Justify your purchases – We’ve all been there: finding an expensive shirt in the back of your closet you only wore a few times, and being upset that you even bothered buying it in the first place. So remember to ask yourself: Is the price worth it? Will I wear it?

These are my tips for overall shopping, but basically for only casual clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Let me know if you would like to see another version of this but centered around shopping for more formal events? That’s a whole other story, and even though these rules apply, I think there are a whole set of other statements that can accompany that.

Thanks for reading, and as always, comment and tweet me, fashion newcomer, what you thought!



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2 Responses to The Newcomer Approach: How-to Shop

  1. Carolina says:

    wow, it’s astonishing how relevant this article is. thanks for posting such rich content. this is refreshing to see.

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