Shopping plays an important role in creating a wardrobe that becomes your own daily shopping boutique. What you put in your wardrobe has the potential to contribute positively to your life everyday. What you buy will only add value and versatility to your wardrobe if you wear it.
Five Questions to Take Shopping with You
The next time you are thinking about buying clothing or accessories resist impulse buying by asking these these five questions:-
- WHERE DOES IT FIT?
Think how an item fits into your lifestyle. You are not going to wear a dress that is quite formal if you don’t attend formal activities.
The ‘just in case item’ will be a waste of money and take up valuable space in your wardrobe.
- HOW DOES IT FIT?
This relates to your Personality Style and what colours, fabrics, textures, level of details and scale you like to wear. When you buy items outside of your personality preferences you may not feel comfortable and these become your ‘put on, take off’ items.
Make sure you try the clothing on so that you can determine the LOOK & FEEL of the clothing.
This is so important. Just liking or loving a piece of clothing does not mean you will enjoy wearing it.
- WHAT DOES IT GO WITH?
This is an important question if you want to create mix and match outfits from your wardrobe. Having orphans in your wardrobe will be a waste of money and overcrowd the space.
Before you walk out the shop with something think of at least three different outfits you could create with the intended purchase.
- WHERE CAN I WEAR IT?
When you ask this you consider the clothing’s place in your life and relates to question 1. I always plan to wear a new purchase within two weeks of buying it and this means it doesn’t become the forgotten piece.
Once you have enjoyed wearing something you increase your chances of wearing it again.
- DO I HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THIS ALREADY?
Avoid ending up with multiple items of the one thing. Many years ago I discovered that I had about 30 pairs of black tights. For some unknown reason I kept buying them when they were on sale.
These five questions provide you with a shopping guideline for making purchases that will:-
- add value to your wardrobe and not just take up space,
- save you money because you will wear the clothes you buy,
- potentially stop overcrowding in your wardrobe. If your wardrobe is overcrowded this makes it difficult to find things and you wont wear them.
REMEMBER THESE FIVE QUESTIONS TO TAKE SHOPPING WITH YOU