Shop Like a Pro!
Posted by Anna Jones on April 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM
So, you just got paid and you are finally getting ready to have that great shopping day that you've been waiting for. NOT so fast, ladies! There are a few things you might want to know in advance for stepping out of the house to begin that shopping spree...
1. Create a Game Plan!
Before you leave the house, think about what it is that you really want. Is your closet missing basics, such as black or white tanks? A little black dress? A few earrings or bracelets? How about a pair of shoes to go with your favorite shirt? Whatever it may be, it helps to know before hand, so you don't rush into any store and go crazy. (TIP: Create a LookBook. It will give you a visual idea of the types of looks you love and are looking for.)
2. Try It On!
No matter how well you might know your size in shoes, bras, jeans, etc., be sure to try on everything you plan to buy. You could have an arm full of clothes, and once you try them on you might only end up liking one thing. It's better to be safe than sorry.
3. Check for Details!
Everyone wants to get their money's worth...Right?! Before you get step foot near the register, check the details of the clothing. Often times, the smallest mark or a rip in the seam could be a deal breaker for some people. Nobody wants clothes that won't remain in good condition. However, if it just so happens to be something that you absolutely positively love, make an attempt to get some sort of discount. Make it worth your while.
4. If You Have to THINK About It...DON'T DO IT!
Most often you will have an idea of what you are looking for, but once you get into the store your cravings take over. This is not uncommon. You might see an okay-looking shirt for a really cheap price, or a cute scarf that goes with absolutely nothing in your closet. Beware of this! If you start buying things for all the wrong reasons, you will likely end up wasting your money on a closet full of things you will never wear.
5. There's Always Tomorrow!
Lastly, don't feel obligated to spend all the money you have. You might have have a set amount of money you can use to shop, and although you bought what you needed and have some money left over doesn't mean you have to spend it on things you are not that passionate about. Set it aside for your next shopping trip, just in case you find something you really really love and can use the extra cash for.