Shopping Tips for Women Who Want to Revamp Their Wardrobe

Bored of your usual clothing style? Do some shopping and take your fashion style up a notch. If you are unsure of what kind of style to go for, worry no more. We’ve listed down some great shopping tips that you may find helpful when revamping your wardrobe.

1. Try on everything. Even if that top is not something that you would usually wear, try it one. Get everything that catches your eye and fall in line at the fitting room. Clothes look different when it is on the hanger. If you don’t try it on, you’ll never know if that kind of style looks good on you.  Don’t get caught up in a really narrow definition of what looks good on you.

2. Don’t rush. When you go shopping, be sure that you don’t have to run some errands later in that day. Allot one day just to do shopping and nothing else so you won’t have to speed shop. Spending enough time browsing, trying clothes on, and walking around the mall can help prevent getting stressed out.

3. Stop hating your body. So you liked a really cute dress but after fitting it on, you found out that it isn’t really flattering your body. Don’t fuss about it and make it a big deal. It’s not your body that’s wrong for the dress, it’s the dress that’s wrong for your body. Hating the way you look can decrease your self-confidence.

4. Shop alone. Shopping with a trusted friend who can bluntly say that something looks bad on you is good. But sometimes, to level up yourself, the only opinion that you should listen to is yours. If you have a gut feeling that a style will look good on you, try it on and if it satisfied you, own it! Be comfortable with your preferences without thinking what other people would feel.

5. Buy clothes when you feel good. Don’t go shopping when you feel awful or when you are on your period and bloated. You are less likely to find good clothes as you will be sidetracked by the “Ugh, I look awful” statement when you’re staring at yourself in a mirror.

Holiday Shopping Tips You Should Keep in Mind

In a few months, the holiday season will be here. Once again, we’ll be put in a lot of stress getting gifts for our loved ones, preparing meals for gatherings, and managing our finances. Among these tasks, the latter is probably the most overwhelming one.

If you overspent your budget last year and didn’t pay off your Christmas bills until Easter, then you need some advice on how to hang on to your money. Expenses during the holidays easily add up. So it is important to set your budget and stick to it. Otherwise, you’ll end up stressing about your finances after the holidays.

To save you from falling into the holiday spending trap, here are some of the best shopping practices for the coming season.

  1. Make a list. Before the holiday season arrives, be like Santa and make a list. Not a naughty or nice list but a shopping list. Write down all the important thing you need to buy. What gifts do you plan to buy? No matter how small the gift or purchase may be, include it in your list along with the maximum amount you’re willing to spend. This will help you manage your holiday budget.
  2. Pre-shop. Don’t hit the stores without doing your homework. Research about market prices before you hit the stores. Call around and go online to find better deals. You should also consider going to a store where you can find everything you need to save from transportation costs.
  3. Debit, don’t credit. Credit cards can easily have you drowning in debts. Be smart and use debit cards instead of credit cards if you don’t have cash on hand. A debit card automatically forces you to spend only what you have, and allows you to avoid paying interest. Leave the credit cards at home.
  4. Shop early on. Don’t do a last minute shopping as this can mean high expenses. Shopping early can help you save money because the demands for goods isn’t that high. Keep your eyes open all year round for items friends and family would like.  But don’t forget to place your advance purchases on a hidden place so your gifts will remain a surprise to the recipients.