A-Z of a Savvy Shopper
Date: 28 Jun 2011 / Permalink: A-Z of a Savvy Shopper
“Style is very different from fashion, once you find something that works, keep it and build upon it.”
- Accessories – Can be an affordable way of updating outfits and is the easiest way to change your look.
- Budget – Everyone has one. You will need to set yourself one, not for each piece, but for each shopping trip.
- Classic – This style lasts the longest and you can bring outfits more on trend using fashion accessories.
- Discount – Visit outlets which offer designer garments at discounted prices such as Bicester.
- Enough – Try to avoid having too many garments of the same type; if you have five dresses, that’s enough! Why not buy a skirt next time?
- Feet – Wear comfortable shoes as you can walk for miles without realising it. Think about wearing comfortable garments too.
- Garments – If you need to match colours, bring the garments with you as you cannot reply upon memory.
- Honesty – It’s always a good idea to shop alone. However, if you do take another person with you, make sure they are able to offer you an honest opinion and can carry your bags too!
- Internet – If you are time poor, use the internet to do homework needed for your trip or to order garments. (John Lewis offers a good online service with over 300 brands to choose from.
- Joy – Be aware of getting carried away especially if you are shopping in the sales.
- Kids – Leave them at home as you will be able to go at your own pace and cover ground repeatedly.
- List – Prepare a shopping list before you set out and aim to purchase three or four pieces you need the most. Make sure that your purchase goes with at least three other garments in your wardrobe.
- Magazines – Keep clippings from magazines of the looks you love, these will give you inspiration before you set out.
- Neutral – Garments that are neutral in colour can help you mix and match more easily. Don’t be afraid to then add a touch of colour to bring neutral outfits to life.
- Occasions – Plan in advance to avoid overspending because you have left it too late for that special event.
- Personality – Use fashion to develop and enhance your own personal style, only shop in the retail stores which make you feel comfortable and are within your budget.
- Quality – Always invest in the best quality garments you can afford and make sure they are a good fit too.
- Refreshments – Stop regularly for a drink and a snack. This will boost your energy levels and will help you to avoid having a headache.
- Saturdays – Avoid if you can as you will not get the quality of service you deserve when parting with money.
- Time – Allow plenty of time for shopping trips and accept that it takes time to get good at being patient.
- Underwear – Well fitted lingerie will make you look better in clothes. A flesh-toned, seamless bra will help.
- Vintage – Don’t be afraid of pre-worn clothing. You can pick up some great individual pieces especially from charity shops.
- Wednesday – Is the best day to shop as it is fairly quiet and you should get a good retail service.
- X-Factor – Only buy garments which make you feel fabulous and you know you look good in.
- You – Do your hair and makeup so you don’t look awful in everything. If you look good, you are likely to get a better service too! TRY IT!
- Zealot – Fashion should be fun and these tips will help you to become more fashion savvy rather than a victim of fashion.
Good luck and have fun!
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