Clothes shopping can be an absolute nightmare for some women. It can be made even worse if you’re indecisive and don’t know exactly what you’re looking for! This post aims to make clothes shopping simple for you, so you can buy yourself some nice new garments without pulling your hair out!
Give Yourself a Budget
By giving yourself a budget, you leave yourself less likely to go bankrupt. It’s so easy to overspend when clothes shopping, so by giving yourself a realistic budget you can be sure you won’t need to live off toast for the rest of the month. I suggest drawing it out of the bank so you don’t need to take your card with you. If you have any money left over, you can put that towards your next shopping trip.
Write a List of Items You Need
What items do you really need? Fair trade clothing? Jeans? Scarves? Write a list and take it with you so you can actively look for those things while you shop. If you don’t write a list, you could end up buying absolutely anything. When I go on random shopping trips with no plan, I always end up coming home with something that I don’t get enough wear out of.
Double Check Your Wardrobe Before You Go
I have that many items in my wardrobe, I nearly always forget what I already have. I have to double check it before I go, otherwise I run the risk of buying something similar to what I already own. There’s nothing more frustrating!
Try Things On
Even if you’re sure about something on the hanger, you should always try it on. You never know what it’ll fit like, and you don’t want to have to go through all of the hassle of returning it. I always see things I love on the hanger, only to try them on and realise that I look hideous!
Go on Your Own
Ladies enjoy shopping with friends, but if you want to do some serious clothes shopping, go alone. You can look solely in the stores you are interested in, and you won’t get a mix of different opinions clouding your view. If you like something, you should just buy it. You’ll get things done much faster too.
Always Keep Your Receipts
Make sure you keep your receipts. Even if you don’t think you’re going to be returning something. Some items aren’t made to a very high standard, and you can’t wear something once and find all of the detailing has fallen off. You have the right to return an item if this happens, so keep your receipts for a week or two afterwards so you don’t end up out of pocket.
There you go. Now you should be able to go shopping for new clothes without getting too stressed out and confused. Don’t let it get the better of you by using these tips! Have any tips of your own? I’d love to hear them in the comments section. Bye for now!