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Monday, September 23, 2013

How To Shop Like A Pro

How To Shop Like A Pro

The Do and Don’t of shopping like a Pro…

Hey my little cubs!

How is everyone doing? Okay so where do I even start with this topic; It’s so much to cover and I’m sure everyone has their own tips and tricks on how to shop like a “pro”; but today I’ll be sharing with y’all some of mines, and if you have any tips or tricks, comment below and share with us, or Tweet/Instagram me @Hafsar

But before I start I want y’all to remember, that no matter the amount of clothes you own, how much it cost, the style you like, or the size you wear… always remember beauty starts from within.

Okay so let’s start off with a fun fact, did you know that…? We wear 20% percent of our wardrobe 80% percent of the time.

Yeah cray cray I know!

Shopping Do’s and Don’ts

·       Do Set a Budget; before you even step foot into a store make sure you set a realistic budget so you don’t over spend (Tips; I like using cash, this way I can see the money leaving my hands, and not just swapping away with my card), this will also help you think before buying, and in the long run help you make better choices’ in pieces.

·       Do Have on the right Underclothes; having on the right panties and bra that Fit will help you see how the clothes will look and lay on your body, so nothing is to tight or loose.

·        Don’t Dress like you’re at a fashion show; Comfort is key, when shopping you want to be comfy, and have on clothes that are easy to take off and on for trying on clothes.

·        Do have a game plan; now you don't always have to have one, but if you’re shopping for an event, job, or school, you might want to have one.  some easy things to keep in mind when setting up a game plan: 

1.) Write down stores you know that carry the style you looking for.
2.) Set a Budget.
3.) Knowing what the weather is going to be like.
4.)  Is the events during the day or night is it outside or inside, ask yourself these question, it’ll help you.

·         Do know your wardrobe; I don’t know how many times I've called my younger sister, and asked her to check my closet to see if I already owned something.

 I’m the type of person who always goes for the same type of pieces.  So after having her tell me I should just have a digital closet for the hundredth time… I finally did it and let me tell you; it makes shopping that much easier to have your closet with you everywhere you go. 

The app I use is called: Personal Closet in the Google Play store, and I’m sure there’s tons of other apps, this is just the one I like, also it has looks of cool features, that help picking out an outfit.

·        Do Elimination; when shopping I find eliminating is best, if you don’t wear short shorts, hoodies or whatever it is you don’t wear or like, then don’t waste your time and energy browsing their racks.

Also eliminate any and everything that doesn't fit or flatter your body type, what’s the point of buying and owning sometime that make you look bad?

·        Do use Coupons and Offers; Now a day’s most stores have apps, where you can use their coupons/offers from your phone, if not just go to their website and print or screen shot them. Who doesn't love saving money!

·        Don’t Social Shop; We a humans like to do things in groups with friends, and that’s all good and fun. But sometimes it has its downside, and shopping is one of them. Why? Most women I know buy unneeded things more when there with friends, then when by themselves. I don’t know why it’s just one of the many mysteries of women lol

·        Do use the Dressing Rooms; always try on pieces your might buy before actually buying them, sometime we pick up pieces that we like on the rack, but once on us hate, or think it’s going to fit and doesn't use the dressing rooms that’s what their there for.

Also they have mirrors, this comes in handy if you need a second opinion, because the camera doesn't lie, once you have the clothes on strike and pose and snap a few photos of yourself so you can see how it looks from a different view, or send to a trusted friend if you're shopping alone.

·        Do browses the Sales Racks; a lot of stores put items on the sales racks after 4-6 weeks after putting them on the floor, but also remember, just because it’s on sale doesn't mean you have to buy it!

·        Also I find myself buying some items out of season, so I have them ready to rock for the next year and pay little to nothing for them, like coats, boots, sandals… but buy things you know you’re still going to still like in a year.

·        Don’ feel pressured; by sales associates or friends to buy something, if you don’t like it or don’t have to money for it, remember it’s only clothes not life or death, and a lot of stores get things again so no worries.

·        Do be clear of Return Policy’s; always ask the salesperson on returns if you’re not sure, this way if you don't like an item or if it fits kind of funny you can return or exchange it for the one you want or get your money back.

·        Do Check Washing Details; if you're anything like me, and don’t like having clothes that need dry cleaning, check it before buying it, trust me it’s worth the five seconds it will take you, then having clothes go bonkers on you.

OH NO it’s on Sale a few days later after you bought it, HELP!?

No worries, most stores will credit you back the difference if you still have your receipt and that date allows it, and if not, just bring it back and buy it again lol

Anyway I hope you find that some of my little tips and tricks, helped you out some, and if it did let me know!

Peace and love <3