Capsule Wardrobe: Shopping Mindfully

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Autumn is in the air already, I can feel it. Although the days still get warm, it´s not that summer heat, that we had a few weeks ago and the nights get quite chilly. Which means: New season and new clothes. After nearly three months of shopping diet I am allowed to hit the shops again soon and I am excited for it, but I also wanna do it a lot better this time, because, oh man, I made a lot of shopping mistakes in the past! I feel like having a three month shopping break, really made me understand that. So this little blogpost is a summery of all the things I learned about this topic. Let´s do this! 🙂

HOW TO DO IT

 

  • MAKE A LIST & MOOD BOARD

It´s so much easier to shop only for items your really want and need if you make a list before and take it with you while shopping. It really helps to stay focused. A mood board can be a great help to visualise your ideas as well. Think about colours, cuts, patterns, trends, even hairstyles or anything style related you want to include really, and make a nice collage….

 

  • TAKE YOUR TIME

That´s honestly the best thing you can do to prevent bad buys! Take your time to really think about buying an item, even if that means not buying it now, but going back on another day. It can be laborious , but it´s worth it, trust me!

 

  • TRY IT ON

Never ever buy an item without trying it on first, even if its something with a hundred buttons or some really narrow neckline that´s going to mess up your hair, just do it!

 

  • BE HONEST

Don´t try to justify purchasing an item when deep inside you know you don´t really need or like it…. Simple advice, but very effective 😉

 

  • BE PICKY

Small details make all the difference, so really pay close attention to those! Do you like the shape of the collar, the size of the pockets, the colour of the buttons….When the answer is no, don´t buy the item, the wrong details are going to annoy you in the long run!

 

  • THINK ABOUT OUTFITS AND OCCASIONS

That is so important! Make sure to plan some outfits in your mind to see if the item works with your wardrobe…Same with occasions, try to come up with a few where you could wear it.

 

Do you have any tips on how to shop mindfully? Share them in the comments 🙂

 

I wish you the best day ever!

Shanice

 

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2 responses to “Capsule Wardrobe: Shopping Mindfully”

  1. I think these are all really good tips Shanice, I am totally trying to think of different outfits/occasions to wear an item of clothing before I buy any. I loved the point about the small details, because it’s sooo true. You think, I like this coat except for the pockets. Bam, that’s a coat that will probably end up buried at the end of your wardrobe in no time! Happy Sunday and week ahead, lovely

    Saida | She talks Glam

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