With the holidays fast approaching, it’s important to know some tips for the great shopping experience that everyone should know when starting the adventure. Sometimes shopping brings a lot of fun or can be a total nightmare, depending on whether you use these tips for the good shopping experience. I really hope that shopping won’t be so stressful after you look through these several tips!
1. Go with the right friend
Taking the right friend is the one of the best to make your shopping experience perfect. It’s better to shop with someone who knows exactly what you need and can be honest with you. It’s amazing to shop with such a friend who inspires you to buy the dress that looks wonderful on you, even if you don’t have anything to wear it to. Also, never be afraid to go shopping alone, if you once failed. In fact, many people feel irritated when go shopping with others, and if that’s your case, you should shop alone! It’s not a necessity to go shopping with others if you can’t stand it!
2. Keep an open mind
Never be afraid to try something on you don’t usually wear! You shouldn’t always look for shirts with stripes since that’s what you normally prefer. You never know what you could find. You may discover something that fits you like a glove that you never would’ve looked twice at usually! If you are more open, I am sure you won’t regret!
3. Find a friend with similar style
I consider this tip very important for a great shopping experience, if it isn’t true it would make a lot more fun. Can you imagine shopping in the Vera Bradley store when you’d better go searching for something nice at a thrift store. Everything is okay with both those styles, but they’re just completely different. If your friend has similar style and you both go shopping, you can really enjoy the whole time you spend together, rather than spending your time needlessly in stores you’d never go in by yourself.
4. Have a plan
If you want to have a great shopping experience, it’s a good idea to think over beforehand what you would like to buy. If you have a definite plan, you’re concentrated only on the items you need, and don’t pay attention to any other things at all.
5. Know what you like
It’s a good idea to find out what outfit look great and doesn’t look great on you. You can look perfect in maxi skirts, or maybe peplum style is definitely yours. You should find out what you like and what beautifies you, since it will save a lot of your time in the future!
6. Wear comfortable shoes
Never wear shoes that are too tight. You always should feel yourself comfortable in it; lately I’ve made a mistake of choosing brand new shoes on a full-day shopping excursion and still have the scars from it. Try to wear shoes that surely won’t make you want to cry in a couple of hours.
7. Be polite with the sales staff
Never be afraid to ask for help! At many stores the sales staff is normally friendly and ready to help, so use their help when you need! Recently, my mom has made friends with many of the sales staff at her favorite stores; at first I was confused by it, but later have discovered that it makes shopping more fun and much easier! They’ll combine such clothes for you that you usually wouldn’t put together. You never know. They can even put together your new favorite outfit!
8. Appropriate clothing
Make sure you wear appropriate clothing when you are going shopping. If you want to try on a shirt but wearing a dress, surely you can’t walk in your underwear around the dressing area. Or maybe you can. But I am not so courageous. It’s better to choose elastic clothes for trying on clothes in a dressing room.
Shopping can either be a terrible or a wonderful experience depending on how you go about it! I hope that my little pieces of advice will make your shopping experience more wonderful than terrible! Which tips do you normally use when going shopping? Please share with me in the comments!