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5 Mistakes You’re Making When You Shop

5 Mistakes You’re Making When You Shop

Not testing the quality of fabrics. It’s important to “garment test” any potential new addition to your wardrobe. Check for unraveling stitches, unfinished hemlines, and the breathability/flexibility of the fabric.

Grabbing the first thing that catches your eye. Unless you’re actually window-shopping you should always have a goal in mind. Know what you’re looking for before you go into a store or before you hop on your favorite shopping site. This will prevent impulse purchases or the classic “I bought everything except what I was actually supposed to get” move. 

Buying sale items you don’t even need. Just because it’s on sale, does not mean you need it–I promise. I know it’s hard to resist a sale or that lovely clearance rack in the back. But making these conscious decisions prevents you from purchasing items that only collect dust in your closet. 

Getting stuck on size. Sizes vary with brands and styles, so don’t get stuck on a size tag! Most women tend to get frustrated when they don’t fit their typical size. It is okay! It’s perfectly normal for you to try on various sizes of the same piece. Especially for pieces like denim, shoes, and underwear! If you normally wear a size 10, bring in a size 8 and 12 just in case. Size up or down as needed and when you need to adjust your sizes, make a note of what brand it is and the size you need. 

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Shopping while in a bad mood and without the right mindset! Don’t go shopping with the mindset that it’ll be a drab, take up all of your energy and you won’t find anything you love. Blast your favorite playlist. Put on a cute and comfortable outfit that you can easily slip on and off for quick fitting room runs. Recite words of affirmation before you leave out. Remember shopping and fashion should be fun. 

photo by Amanda Ghobadi at The Branding Babe

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