6 Most Common Mistakes When Shopping

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Most common shopping mistakes
Most common shopping mistakes
Every lady loves shopping. And there is nearly nothing in the universe that can keep us from strolling along numerous malls with a bunch of bags in our hands. This is the sweetest leisure ever and the most effective cure for our fragile souls. However, no matter how great the whole process is, sometimes we happen to get upset with the results. Normally, it is when a clothing piece that we purchase several hours ago does not look that compelling and appealing anymore. Or even worse – something that does not fit us at all. And then we start regretting the purchase badly. In order to protect yourself from this kind of a negative impression, it is recommended that you take a look at the most common mistakes one does when shopping. Scroll down and engage yourself in the era of Shopping Enlightenment.

6 Don’ts When You Are Shopping

The first and the most common mistake is to follow someone’s piece of advice. Or else take someone’s comment serious enough to consider either purchasing or discarding a clothing piece. It is one thing when you come with you friend and seek for some feedback on that pink mini dress that you are currently trying on. It is a completely different thing though, when you receive the same feedback from a stranger/an occasional customer. A lot of people have a tendency to go for a purchase only because they were told it looked good on them. How do you know that the person really meant it? So please make sure that you abstain from listening to strangers.

Another important point to keep in mind is that you better look for a necessary clothing item on you own, rather than resort to services of a sales consultant. It is by all means fine to communicate to such a representative in a case when you can’t find your size, for instance. Other than that make sure that you hang out in a shop on your own. Otherwise, the moment you respond positively to the standard “may I help you,” you will lose your mind and all the money before the person actually releases you. With sales consultants, no matter how sweet they seem to be, the only goal is to increase the sales.

Top Don'ts when you are shopping
Top Don’ts when you are shopping
Do not buy a clothing, footwear or accessory piece without trying it on. Even if it is a tiny bracelet that we are talking about and you are a hundred percent sure that it will fit well, still do spend a couple of minutes to reassure yourself. This way you will prevent any disappointment and regrets upon your arrival at home. When it comes to larger items, such as a T-shirt or a skirt, most of the people do try the piece on – so hopefully you also fall under this category.

If you put something on and unsure about the size – take it off the moment you have your doubts. If it does not feel comfortable from the first second, it will not improve in any way when you come home. Quite the contrary, it will get even worse and you will become very upset about such a purchase. So regardless of how much you like the piece, if the size does not match yours (especially when an article sits too tight on you), do not go for it.

Whenever we see a label with a discount, we have no power to resist the temptation to purchase a piece – no matter what it is and whether we really need it. This is also something we should avoid, as filling up your closet with a bunch of necessary things does not make sense at all. Most of the time it is not that much about the price itself, but about the appealing offer – so items on sale are not necessarily cheap.

One more mistake which is worth to be mentioned has to do with stereotypes and public opinion. There are certain fashion trends that we can rank as mainstream – these are normally tendencies that are widely distributed in public and by a large number of retailers. And just because it is considered to be hot and cool, people tend to buy things like this. However, it should not be this way. You need to buy an outfit only in case it truly fits you. If it does not, the whole essence of the look is lost, as the clothing pieces that you buy are meant, inter alia, to beautify you.

These were the key mistakes that ladies usually commit when shopping. Hopefully, from now on you will do your best to avoid them and make your shopping as fruitful as possible.

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Cara Leon

I explore the world through the prism of fashion. Fashion is my everything: my universe, my air, my alter ego. I do my best to suit society, but when society does not bother to accept my way - I see no point in climbing up the mountain. It is the same with fashion: if they do not get what you wear, it is not your clothes that are to be trashed.

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