Essential Questions To Ask Yourself While Shopping
Shopping can be a pleasure, but often it is a chore. This is why my services as a Professional Stylist were in high demand and why I am now working hard with Cazinc The Label to help make building your dream wardrobes full of mix and match clothes, that fit your body shape comfortably, easy.
What I found shopping with clients was that often they purchased clothes impulsively and with little forethought. Women are busy so shopping can be a nightmare of rushing from shop to shop, desperately looking for something suitable or something they like. In this situation, they usually end up buying for short-term use, often “fast fashion” items that are on sale. Over time, they end up spending more than what they would if they purchased fewer good quality stylish clothes they will wear for years to come.
Many women often buy clothes on impulse, usually at times when they need some cheering up; this is when mistakes are made.
“Fashion should indicate a way of thinking, not just a way of dressing”
- Giorgio Armani, Fashion Designer.
So, what questions do you need to ask yourself to ensure you make the right choices?
Does it flatter my body shape?
Does it fit me properly or do I have to tug and pull at it?
Can it easily be altered if needed?
How does it move?
Is it a style I can wear it in 3 - 5 years time?
Is it comfortable?
Does the fabric breath, or is it made from a cheap man-made fibre?
Is the weight of the fabric appropriate for my climate, or where I travel?
Does the fabric fit in with other fabrics in my current wardrobe?
Can it be cleaned easily?
Does it need to be dry cleaned?
Is it see through or does it need to be lined?
Will it crease easily?
Does it need to be ironed regularly?
Does the colour suit my skin tones?
Does the colour fit in with the rest of my wardrobe or will it be difficult to match?
Is the colour a strong fashion statement, or a stylish piece I will love forever?
Do I love the colour or will I get tired of it?
Do I need to buy new items of clothing or accessories to go with this colour?
And most importantly, do I feel good in it?
I hope you enjoy every purchase for your wardrobe for many years to come.
What has been your favourite item in your wardrobe?
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.