Shopping is an activity that many of us enjoy to the fullest for the pleasure of brand new clothes and, of course, to look pretty with the new things we buy.

We know that shopping can be done by anyone who has the money to spend a little, but shopping smart is not for everyone. Shopping for clothes can often have a devastating effect on our finances if we only buy on impulse or clothes we don’t need.

Knowing which clothes are really essential to always look well dressed and how to buy in a way that not only takes the garment you liked so much but that you really need are the keys that experts offer so that your money is invested in the right clothes.

That’s why I think it’s important for you to know how important it is to learn how to shop wisely so you don’t waste money and, of course, time: the most valuable resource that nothing can pay for.

Wouldn’t you like to have a closet full of nice clothes, that fit you well, that goes according to your body type and, if possible, that are fashionable? The sad thing is that those clothes won’t magically find their way into your closet. Maybe you are one of the girls who have clothes in your closet that don’t flatter you or you don’t wear them, and there are even clothes that are not as good quality as they may seem at first.

If you want to buy clothes that fit you well, that you will finally wear and that will be a worthwhile purchase, then read on and learn these tips to know how to shop and thus make quality purchases.

Create a shopping fund. By setting aside part of your income every week or fortnight to buy clothes, shoes, and accessories, you give yourself a budget that you control, so you won’t use your credit cards for anything! Don’t overdo it either, otherwise, you’ll 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 to buy 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 plump 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 wear them again.

Stay away from trends. Trends are quite fleeting and expensive, so don’t buy all the clothes you see on the runways, as you’ll probably only wear them once because of how fleeting the trends are. Make better use of your money in clothes that make you look great and that you can combine or wear for several seasons without having to sacrifice your budget. Some of the must-haves in your closet are:

  • A plain black dress. It is a timeless classic.
  • Plain blouses. One sleeveless, one with three-quarter sleeves and one with long sleeves. This way you get more with less.
  • Denim pants. Light for day and dark for night.

Never buy on impulse. Buy only what you need or want. Avoid buying 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 buy only what 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 to look for avant-garde and new garments that you can customize to your own style. Remember that you should not adapt yourself to fashion but adapt fashion to your style.

Double-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 clothing with high maintenance costs. Don’t buy clothes that don’t have care labels and always follow their instructions to make your clothes last longer, don’t forget that if your garment is cheap then it’s not worth what you paid for no matter how much it cost!

Always try on your clothes. Take several garments and try them on. Don’t buy anything that fits too small, even if you intend to lose weight later on, and don’t buy anything so baggy that it makes you look bigger.

Choose varied and appropriate accessories for your closet. Accessories work wonders for your closet. 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 outfit. This simple trick will also give the impression that your wardrobe is more spacious.

Keep an eye out for bargains. Especially on long weekends due to long weekends, holidays (Mother’s Day, Christmas, etc.), and seasonal changes, most stores have very attractive specials. Visit the stores on these dates and see when the specials usually start, so you can go at the beginning of these and take advantage of the fact that the merchandise is not so selected. To buy more clothes, take advantage of your physique on sale. Every woman has a strong point that she can use to her advantage during sales. Find out what yours is and take advantage of it on sale. For example, if your feet are big, at the end of the season you can find real hidden treasures.

Buy used. Many of the clothes sold online, at thrift stores and thrift stores are in great condition and at a fraction of the cost. Just make sure they are in good condition, wash them perfectly, and remove any musty odors you may have. Take a chance!

Recycle your clothes and swap with your friends. Surely you have clothes in your closet and drawers that you don’t wear anymore or maybe you never wore them. Talk to your friends and family and have a swap meet. Apart from catching up, you will be able to get clothes that you like and fit, and without spending anything!

General Recommendations

After having listed the main tips for smart clothes shopping I wouldn’t want to end this blog post without giving you some last general recommendations that can also help you make your clothes shopping a success. Take them into account too!

  • Be comfortable. Low shoes, comfortable pants, and button-down shirt in the center, for easy removal on the changing table.
  • Carry tall shoes in your purse. If you don’t think there are any shoes in the store to try on with a special style of clothing that has this type of shoe.
  • Check your closet before you buy. Avoid buying things you already have.
  • Invest in clothes that are not trendy, timeless garments that you can wear any season of the year or any occasion.
  • Take your time. Try not to go with your spouse or children, so you don’t go too rushed.
  • Shop on weekday mornings. This is when there are fewer people in the mall.
  • Make natural movements with the garment. When trying it on, bend down, walk, sit down.
  • Before paying for the garment, ask yourself these questions: are you sure you like it, are you going to wear it several times, is it easy to combine, is it easy to combine? If the answer is yes, then take the garment!

Well, these were some of the most important tips that will help you save time, money, and bad experiences to buy clothes, just put them into practice to take advantage of them and check it out. Never lose sight of the fact that everyone 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 show it off.

Now you just have to wait for the big moment to go shopping again so you can start working on what I have told you today. Don’t let it go to waste!