|Confessions of a shopaholic|
Even if it's a sale make sure you set a budget for yourself so that you don't get overboard. Many-a-times if you don't set a budget for yourself you land up picking things you may not need or already have. Setting an approximate spending number will help you control your impulsive pangs.
Rule#2: Make a list
Before heading to the mall, conduct a mini recce of your closet and keep a mental note of all the clothes, colours and accessories you already have. Only buy those things you really need and don't already have. The key is buy things you will use and love, otherwise most of us land up buying stuff that you already had.
The beauty of sales are that you get a chance to buy designer labels you wouldn't consider buying otherwise. So when you buy look for rich fabrics like silk, georgette, velvet or muls. They not only last longer, but also look and feel great. So take all the time you need to make the decision.
Make sure you try out all the garments before buying. They should and must fit you perfectly. Remeber, if it doesn't fit in the shop, that won't change by the time you get home. You could change the fit or style by altering them after, so do stick to this rule by all means.
Avoid picking something that may be in trend but isn't your style. Understand your personal style and pick something that will flatter your shape and taste. Don't pick wild colours simply tbecause it's on 50 per cent off. It's a penny wise pound foolish investment simply because if you buy it just for the sake of a great deal, you’ll never or very rarely wear it!
Dress in the most comfy outfits with minimal accessories. Avoid layers and too much jewellery, you'll thank us when you are in the trial room. Stick to dresses or tunics with pants/shorts combination since you need to be fast and comfortable in the dressing room. Wear flats and carry a sling bag or a messenger bag for all the ease you need while shopping.
Current sales on:
SOBO Fashion Store
Jack & Jones
The United Colors of Benetton
Charles & Keith