We all love shopping; it brings so much joy. And while we dream of a seamless shopping experience, but that’s not possible. This is why we have gathered you the best shopping tricks you can follow for a better shopping experience so you can shop your favorite items without breaking the bank and regretting purchasing certain items every time.
1 || Avoid Overspending By Setting A Budget
Without limiting yourself with a budget, you will find it hard to avoid overspending. Every time you visit your favorite store or online shop you will buy almost every item you like if you have the money for it. This is why putting a clothing shopping budget is so important in the beginning of every year. Decide how much are you welling to spend on clothing in the whole year and how much you want to spend on each item. Once you have a budget, limit yourself to it and don’t spend more under any circumstances.
2 || Feed Your Fashion Eye
I personally started doing this recently. Before I shop anything online or in-store I make sure to check a lot of styles on Pinterest or Instagram and save the ones I liked the most. After that, I start to notice commonalities between the images I have chosen and what I liked the most about them; the fabrics, colors, styles, and cuts, etc. This makes me understand my style better thus makes the shopping experience much easier.
3 || Have A Shopping List
Have you ever tried to go out on a shopping trip with one item in mind and got home empty-handed? Not alone my friend, we’ve all been there. This is where a shopping list (or wishlist in online shopping) comes in handy. Try to write every single item you think you need and take this list with you every time you go shopping. You might not find all the items from your first trip but you will be able to check off most of the items over multiple shopping trips. In online shopping this will allow you to go back to the items that you like and buy them when the brand has a sale.
4 || Don’t Buy Immediately
I have learned this over time. Before, I used to buy every single item I fell for Immediately, but when I found myself not liking this item as much after I wear it multiple times, I decided that I am not gonna buy any item immediately. I understood that our tastes change with time, even more, when I was getting back to my wishlists and the images I saved on Pinterest and asked myself: “Did I really save this?? What did I even like about it?” So my advice to you is whenever you like an item do not go immediately and buy it, just wait for a week, two or even a month then if you still like it go for it.
5 || Think Of The Items You Already Own
A lot of times when we go shopping, we end up buying pieces that we have similar to in our wardrobes. Or we buy pieces that don’t go with any item that we already own. So unless you want to build a completely new wardrobe, you will have to keep the pieces you already own in the back of your head. This way, every time you’re about to shop for a new item, you will be able to know if a piece does or doesn’t go with the things you own. If the answer is no, then most likely the item is not right for you. Of course, there are exceptions—statement pieces that work all on their own, or clothes for special occasions.