5 things you need to know before you shop for clothes

Today’s post is all about my top 5 things you need to know before you go shopping!

Have you ever gone out shopping and either felt overwhelmed, came home empty handed or purchased items you probably don’t need? Well I’m here to ensure that doesn’t happen anymore.

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So here are my tips…

1.Know your body type

If you know what your body type is, you’ll have a better idea of what works for your shape. This can save you a ton of time! Here is an image showcasing the different body types.


2.Know what your closet needs

Do an inventory of your closet. The last thing you need is to go shopping and buy another white t-shirt when you have 5 white t-shirts in your closet already! If you go through what you have, you’ll be able to see what items you’re missing and in need of.

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3.Have a plan

When you plan anything, everything goes so much smoother. When I go out shopping I always have a plan of what stores I want to go to. If you know what your closet needs than you’ll be able to plan what stores you’ll want to go to. Another tip is to check out some stores online first so you can see if there is anything you like. This will save you time and help you plan your shopping trip.

4.Have a budget

Before anything be realistic on what you want to spend. You don’t want to have buyers remorse and feel like you’ve spent too much.

5.Take your time

If you are looking for something specific, like a pair of jeans or perhaps a dress for a special event, be sure to have enough time. You need time to look around and try things on. If you feel rushed you won’t be successful and worse you might make poor purchase choices.

Have fun and happy shopping!!


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16 thoughts on “5 things you need to know before you shop for clothes

  1. Great pointers! I need to go through my closet and write down what I have and what I need because it’s hard to remember when I’m at the store. :p

  2. excellent tips! especially have a budget, you can get sucked into buying things you can’t afford if you don’t limit yourself to a set amount

  3. Loved the graphic! It’s so hard to go shopping with me. I’m the person that walks into the dressing room with 20 items and walks out with 1 that actually fits!!!! LOL.

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