5 Hacks to Make Fashion Shopping Easier
Here are 5 hacks to make the process a whole lot easier.
12:07 27 July 2020
While it’s always fun to treat yourself to a little retail therapy and find new, exciting items, it’s safe to say that shopping — especially for clothes and accessories — can be very stressful.
- Wear Something Easy to Change Out Of
If you’re planning on hitting the clothing stores and want to try many items on throughout the day, this is going to be considerably less stressful if you’re dressed in a lighter outfit — such as a t-shirt — which can easily be pulled on and off.
The same applies for shoes, too: if you’re going to be trying clothes or shoes on, you don’t want to be spending ages untying your laces to slip your shoes off, and then having to tie them back up again.
Therefore, think easy to slip on and off, with both clothing and shoes. Keep extras to a minimum, like thick coats, scarves, and hats because these might be a pain to constantly take off and put back on!
- Go with an Item or Two in Mind
Shopping and browsing within clothing stores is going to much easier if you have specific items in mind as you can head straight for the relevant sections and the right racks. This can save a lot of time hunting through everything if you’re not entirely sure what you’re looking for. You can always partake in extra browsing around the rest of the store once you’ve found the specific items you wanted and needed.
- Shop Online
Eliminate the stress and crowds altogether and do your shopping online! Use filters to best find exactly what you need, and you can still use the sizing information to measure yourself at home and find the perfect fit. You can order full outfits and even accessories like online jewellery from the comfort of your home.
This also makes it easier to find deals and sales, as well as discount codes.
- Visit Stores During Early Hours
It can be very stressful visiting clothing stores during peak hours, not to mention a neverending line to the changing room. If you can bring yourself to get up early enough, why not try hitting the shops when they first open? The chances are you’ll have the store to yourself for a little while, or at the very least, you’ll have peace and quiet.
Alternatively, try to avoid visiting clothing stores during extremely busy peak times, like midday on a Saturday.
- Filter Out Anything You Don’t Need or Want
It’s easy to get distracted (and to spend more than you’d hoped) when you begin browsing every aisle and section. This applies for both in-store shopping and online shopping. When in store, be sure to avoid any which have items you didn’t plan to buy (such as shoe stores if you’re only looking for clothes) and be sure to avoid browsing any sections or floors which carry items you didn’t particularly set out to purchase.
When shopping online, hit those filter buttons and be sure to bring up only items relevant to your search, rather than browsing through the entire website and risk adding every item to your basket!