Yeah, I see you killing it with your style! Sometimes shopping is not a favorite task by many though. SO MANY CHOICES. Learn how to treat your clothing purchases as more of an investment than a task by considering these things before and during to have the most successful trips and turn that task into a talent!
Set mini goals- We make goals for everything else in life? Why do we ignore our wardrobe and drop the game plan before we walk into a store. For example, for those of you who meal plan you know what a lifesaver it is! You save time and money and don't end up overspending or buying a bunch of things you already have in your pantry or fridge when you get there. Think of your closet as a pantry or fridge, you don't want to buy things you already have. Beat that closet amnesia!
Don't rush it, take it slow & prioritize! Example: The first time I really did grocery shopping that was not in a college grocery store of like 5 things was abroad in Italy, I loved it because they have a more simplistic way of life there, just enough options but still a moderate sized grocery store. When I came home and moved into my apartment, one of the first stops of course was to Giant Eagle near by and you know what happened I walked in there for the first time in 6 months and left. SO OVERWHELMED. I quickly became an Aldi shopper due to its simplicity and less options!!! But this didn't mean I never went to GE anymore I just planned ahead before I went because that is what made the store so much smaller!
Clothes shopping is the same way! Decide what you want before you hit the shops! Life-changer! That huge department store just got a whole lot smaller! I get it though, it can be overwhelming looking for what you need not to mention frustrating when you cannot find it. Another great reason to find great stores that have online shopping and EASY FREE RETURNS. That is the key OR a local boutique with great employees that are helpful!
Postpone decisions if you can - I realize this is not realistic for most but if you can it is helpful! If you are still thinking about it the next day or a week later than it was probably a winner and you should order it online or run back to go get it.
Whats the deal with those little cubes in the store, often with weird lighting, different mirrors than you're used to, and never enough room for all the hangers. Why do we suck at fitting rooms so much? Because we suck at making decisions under pressure. You don't want to leave empty handed or deal with Betty on the way out giving you the death glare when you took 20 pieces in and none of them worked out. BUT we need to ignore Betty. Give yourself permission to come out empty handed! Ignore the judgy eyes, its not her money its yours! IGNORE THE PRESSURE. You don't need to leave with anything if you didn't love it the moment you tried it on. Don't settle.
Now go out and kill it!