Shopping is an activity that many women enjoy to the fullest for the pleasure of being brand new and, of course, to look pretty with the new things we buy.
We know that buying is done by anyone who has the money to spend a little, but buying intelligently is not done by everyone. Going out shopping for clothes can often have a devastating effect on our finances if we only buy on impulse or clothes that we don’t need.
Knowing which items of clothing are really essential to always look well dressed and how to buy so that you get the item not only that you liked so much but that you really need are the keys that experts offer so that your money is invested in the correct clothing.
That is why I think it is important that you know the great importance of learning to buy intelligently so as not to lose money and, of course, time: the most valuable resource that nothing can pay for.
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Wouldn’t you like to have a closet full of pretty clothes that fit you well, that match your body type and, if possible, that are fashionable? The sad thing is that those clothes will not magically arrive in your closet. Maybe you are one of those girls who has clothes in your closet that don’t flatter you or you don’t wear them, there are even clothes that are not as good quality as they may have seemed at first.
If you want to buy clothes that fit you well, that you finally wear and that are a worthwhile purchase, then keep reading and learn these tips to know how to buy and thus make quality purchases.
Create a purchasing fund. By setting aside part of your income every week or fortnight to purchase clothes, shoes and accessories, you give yourself a budget that you control. This way you won’t use your cards for anything! Don’t overdo it in creating this fund, otherwise you will end up with no money at the end of the week. When shopping, stick to this budget.
Buy what accentuates and harmonizes with your complexion and figure. Take into account your skin, hair and eye color, as well as your figure when choosing clothes. A mistake that is made is buying what we see looks good on others, without taking into account that their complexion is different from yours. Don’t forget that not all trends suit everyone, so if you are chubby and your legs are chubby, for example, then avoid buying leggings with prints, as they will only make your legs look thicker than they are. and you will never use them again.
Avoid fads. Fashions are quite fleeting and expensive, so don’t buy all the clothes you see on the catwalks, since you will probably only wear them once due to how fleeting trends are. Make better use of your money on clothes that make you look great and that you can combine or that you can wear for several seasons without having to sacrifice your budget. Part of what should be in your wardrobe is:
- A plain black dress. It is a timeless classic.
- Plain blouses. One without sleeves, with three-quarter sleeves and long sleeves. This way you will have more with less.
- Jeans. Light for day and dark for night.
Don’t buy on impulse. Buy only what you need or want. Don’t buy just because you have money and don’t get carried away by emotion. Buy only what is undoubtedly the best. A tip that will also help you save money is to only buy something that convinces you when you try it on in the store, otherwise, it will end up in your closet for centuries without wearing it. It would also be great for you to look for avant-garde and new clothes that you can customize to your own style. Remember that you should not adapt to fashion but rather adapt fashion to your style.
Check the quality of the garments. Test the quality of the fabric and the overall construction of the garment. Check that the zippers, buttons and hems are in good condition. I recommend that you look for clothes that are easy to care for and do not require dry cleaning, the last thing you need is clothes that require high maintenance costs. Do not buy clothing that does not have the care label and always follow its instructions so that your clothes last longer. Don’t forget that if your garment is cheap then it’s not worth what you paid for it, no matter how much it cost!
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Always try on clothes. Take several clothes and try them on. Don’t buy anything that’s too small for you, even if you intend to lose weight later, or buy something so loose that it makes you look bigger.
Choose varied and appropriate accessories for your wardrobe. Accessories do wonders for your wardrobe. Even the simplest blouses or dresses are accentuated by the right accessories. Get long earrings, necklaces, belts and scarves and use them to highlight your clothes. This simple trick will also give the impression that your wardrobe is larger.
Stay tuned for Offers. Especially on long weekends due to long weekends, festivities (Mother’s Day, Christmas, etc.) and seasonal changes, most stores put on very attractive specials. Visit the stores on these dates and see when the sales usually start, so you can go to the beginning of these and take advantage of the fact that the merchandise is not so chosen. To buy more clothes, take advantage of your physique in the cheap ones. Every woman has a strong point that she can use to her advantage during times of balance. Find which one is yours and take advantage of it during the sales. For example, if your feet are big, at the end of the seasons you can find real hidden treasures.
Buy used. Much of the clothing sold online, in discount stores and second-hand stores is available in very good condition and at a fraction of the cost. Just make sure they are in good condition, wash them perfectly and remove any musty smell they may have. Get adventurous!
Recycle your clothes and exchange them with your friends. You surely have clothes in your closet and drawers that you no longer wear or perhaps never wore. Talk to your friends and family and have an exchange meeting. Apart from keeping up to date, you can get clothes that you like and that fit. And without spending anything!
After having listed the main tips for making smart clothing purchases, I would not like to end this blog post without giving you some last general recommendations that can also help you make your clothing purchases a success. Take them into account too!
- Go comfortable. Low shoes, comfortable pants and a center button shirt, for easy removal on the changing table.
- She carries high shoes in her bag. If you think that there is no footwear in the store to try on with a special style of clothing that includes this type of footwear.
- Check your closet before buying. Avoid buying things you already have.
- Invest in clothes that are not trendy, timeless pieces that you can wear in any season of the year or on any occasion.
- Take your time. She tries not to go with her husband or children, so as not to go too hastily.
- Shop in the mornings during the week. It’s when there are fewer people in the mall.
- Make natural movements with the garment. When trying it on, bend over, walk, sit.
- Before paying for the item, ask yourself these questions: are you sure you like it? Are you going to use it several times? Is it easy to combine? If the answer is yes, then take the garment!
And well, as you will see, these are some of the most important tips that will help you save time, money and bad experiences when buying clothes, just put them into practice to take advantage of them and check it out. Never lose sight of the fact that each person has a different budget, a different figure and different tastes. Your individuality makes you unique, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to make it shine.