Shopping can be both an enjoyable and a challenging experience. However, it’s important to know how to do it properly to ensure that it is more enjoyable than challenging. In this article, we will discuss five common mistakes that people make when shopping, which can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed and frustrated. We will also provide you with some useful tips on how to avoid these mistakes and how to make your next shopping trip a success. By the end of this post, you’ll be equipped with a better understanding of how to make your shopping experience more efficient, less stressful, and more enjoyable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t go shopping with the mindset that it’ll be a drag, 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.