Coming from a professional shopper, these tips are really hardcore. And if you are wondering, yes, there are people who earn a living by shopping for other people. They know a lot of things about the art of shopping, and they are willing to share some of their knowledge.
1. Focus when you are shopping. Keep a goal in mind, like for example, finding the perfect dress for a wedding, or, if you are not shopping for clothes, finding the perfect home decoration for your space. Stay focused on that goal until you find what you are looking for.
2. The dressing room should be completely full before you starting trying out different clothes. It is much easier to try everything on without having to take a hundred trips to get new clothes.
3. When going into the dressing room, bring the size you think will fit, one size below, and one size above. In that way, you will most likely make sure that you’ve brought the right size with you, and you won’t have to go out of the dressing room to get new sizes.
What are some of the questions you should ask yourself?
1. Am I shopping in the right stores?
Going back to the same store over and over again, and never finding the right clothes for you tells you something. You should probably look for your clothes in a different store. The store may be really popular, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right store for you. Put time and effort in finding the right store for you, and you won’t regret it.
2. Am I being close minded?
You should go out of your comfort zone from time to time, when shopping. People sometimes see something that looks cool or they really like, but they aren’t really sure if they are the kind of person for that piece of clothing. Try it out. If you like it, awesome, you’ve found a new and cool piece of clothing that works for you. If you don’t like it, just put it back, and no one gets hurt.
3. Does it fit your lifestyle?
You shouldn’t only think about whether a piece of clothing looks good for your body, but does it fit your overall lifestyle. If you are not really outgoing, and you spend all day in the office, should you really buy that whacky shirt, or that loony piece of shorts? Maybe you want to become more outgoing, then most definitely buy that. But, if it doesn’t fit your current lifestyle, and you don’t really see it fitting in your future lifestyle, don’t buy it.
4. Does it fit with your current inventory?
Does that piece of clothing you want to buy work with your closet? If you don’t have any clothes that will work with it, is buying it the right choice?