Models Direct’s Top Fashion Shopping Tips

From: Models Direct
Published: Thu Jan 07 2010

Shopping can be more than a hobby or practicality for some women, it can be an obsession! But how can you make sure you have the best shopping experience? Here are Models Direct’s top tips for clothes shopping, whether you need to add a bit of structure to your shopping extravaganzas or just don’t know where to start.

- It’s all in the planning. To avoid wasting money on clothes you don’t need, go through your wardrobe and work out what you need. Make a list of things you need or want to buy before you leave the house, you’ll also have the satisfaction of ticking items off when you’ve found them!

- Avoid shopping at weekends. If you want a stress-free shopping experience, avoid shopping on Saturday afternoons. If you go shopping during the week or when the shops first open at the weekends you’ll be able to avoid the queues. Shops are beginning to stay open later so this could be an option for people who work nine to five.

- Know what suits you. Clothes should be flattering, so find out what cuts and colours suit you. If you’re not the most style-savvy person, take a friend/partner/child with you for some advice, although if they know you as a fussy shopper you may have to bribe them with a free lunch!

- Think about what you already have in your wardrobe and buy things that will compliment these outfits. This doesn’t mean buying more of the same – be a bit adventurous and try things you wouldn’t necessarily think to wear, you might be pleasantly surprised!

- Comfort is key. If you’re planning to spend a lot of your shopping trip in changing rooms, remember to dress comfortably. Wear something quite loose that is easy to put on and take off, avoiding anything too fiddly. Also, remember that your day may involve a lot of walking, so wear comfortable and weather-appropriate shoes!

- Look at the label. You might want to check the washing instructions to see how much care is needed to keep the garment looking its best.

- Returns policies. This is especially important if you’re someone who doesn’t like trying clothes on in the shops. Check how long you have to exchange products or take them back in return for store credit.

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