I checked out the September issue of InStyle and came across a cute article on ways to shop smarter. Below are some of the key points.
- Know what you have
Before you go shopping, take inventory of what’s already in your closet so you’re not buying duplicates. Only purchase what’s missing from your wardrobe.
- Don’t invite your girlfriends
Yes, most ladies want to have a shopping companion but no bueno! I can’t remember the last time I actually went shopping with someone. I find it distracting, so go at it solo.
- Quick on/off items
- Wear items you can quickly slip on and off (flats, shift dress, etc) when trying on the goods.
- Turn to the tailor
I can’t stress the importance of a good tailor and the perfect fit. If you find an item you must have but it’s not in your size, go one size up and have your tailor take it in
- Find Closet Matches
When buying a new item, make sure it goes well with at least 3 items already in your closet. You can mix and match to create new looks.
For more tips, pick up the latest issue of InStyle!