Why is shopping so darn frustrating?
Take a look at a few tips I found for you.
Learn to like shopping and how to make it fun,by saving time and money.

Shopping is a skill that anyone can learn.

  • Write it down.  Take inventory, What do you have that works?  What needs replacing? What colors do you need? Don’t rely on memory, write it down.
  • Prioritize your goals.  Decide on what few pieces you need most.  Write these down also.
  • Set a budget.  Not for each piece, but for the day.  And if charging is “out of sight out of mind” then take cash and leave the cards at home.
  • Plan the route.  Decide on specific locations. What stores you do want to shop it?
  • Bring it with you. If you are looking for something to go with something else, bring the piece  with you.  Or a least snap a photo.
  • Dress for shopping.  Look presentable but comfortable.  Wear easy to slip on and off tops and pants or skirts.  Defiantly wear flats.
  • Undergarments are your best friend.  Well-fitting undergarments such as nude seamless bras, thongs, will make your clothing choices look fantastic.
  • Give yourself plenty of time.  Leave the day open for shopping.


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  • Go solo.  You can shop at your own pace.  Deciding what to purchase with out other peoples impression will help you “hone in on what you like.
  • Size doesn’t matter. Go for the fit of the garment.  If you don’t like the size, cut it out.  You aren’t wearing the tag you are wearing the dress.
  • Step out of your comfort zone. Try on things the might not be “you”.  Also, some clothes do not have hanger appeal.
  • Check yourself out in a three-way mirror.  Look at yourself from all angles. Know how you will look to the rest of the world.  
  • Find a good tailor.  One huge key in looking great in you garments is the right fit. 

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Shopping is a skill that anyone can learn.

Cynthia Hall
Cynthia Hall is a Wardrobe, Web, and Photo stylist. Specializing in apparel and product styling for both On-Figure and Off-Figure including table top, mannequin, lay-down and “on the wall” photo styling. As a Personal Stylist, Cynthia Hall can help you build a polished, put-together wardrobe based on you, your personality, and lifestyle. Your wardrobe will center on what looks great on you, not just on fashion trends. Saving time and money Cynthia will help you streamline your wardrobe and costly fashion mistakes and obtain confidence that when you walk out the door you look your absolute best!