When it comes to shopping, do you think you’re getting the best results? There is definitely a skill to having a successful shopping trip, and here are my tips to prepare you for the most rewarding shopping trip ever!
Have a good sort through your wardrobe, and throw everything out that no longer fits or that you don’t like, before you start filling it with new items. Making a ‘needs’ list of essentials is the best thing to do before each shopping trip, and also make a list of ‘wants’ to. These could be things you have seen on someone else, or from a picture that you would like to try on or buy.
Look online before you go on your trip, so you know where you can find something similar if your item is unavailable. You can also compare your options and prices this way too.
Set out as early as possible, and try to avoid going on a Saturday. Get the items off your list first so you don’t run out of time or overspend on non-essentials.
Take a Break
If you start getting tired, sit down and take a break. When you return to your shopping you’ll have a renewed energy, and will have cleared your mind.
Don’t Impulse Buy
Many of the items we buy and are never worn are often bought on impulse. To avoid impulse buying, try not to shop when you feel upset or impulsive. Your closet will thank you.
Look Your Best
Go out looking your best, with hair and makeup done. If you like the way you look, you’ll like what you try on in the mirror too. Try to lay off the foundation though, as it can mark the clothes when you pull them on and off.
Avoid the Sales Racks and Bargains
Sales items aren’t always the bargain you think they are. There’s usually a reason they’re on sale! Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s stylish, and money spent on an item that’s never worn is still a waste.
Check the Returns Policy
Many shops no longer offer full refunds, and may only give you a credit note, so make sure you’re up to date on each stores refund and returns policy.
Enlist Help and Support
It’s always great to have someone who is objective to shop with you. So hiring a personal stylist might also be a good idea. They will get the most out of your wardrobe and help you have more successful shopping trips.