Forever21 Sweater (old, similar here) , Madewell Jeans ,
Nike Socks, & Misguided Boots
So I wanted to get on here and chat about the struggles of shopping. Yes even as someone who loves going shopping and finding clothes that look good, I still struggle. Having access to so many social media platforms with pictures of how we should look and what to buy, it can all get overwhelming. I recently went shopping this past weekend and I wanted to share my experience and some tips that helped me! Let's get real...
T R Y I T O N
It is hard to look at clothes on the hanger and know how it is going to look on your body. So if it slightly looks interesting at all, TRY IT ON! I always end up leaving with pieces that were not what I expected and end up looking so flattering. It never hurts going into a dressing room with 20+ items even if you leave with only 1 or 2 great pieces.
W H E R E W O U L D I W E A R T H I S ?
As you are trying on items and you begin to narrow things down, picture where you would wear that top or dress? Would it go well with the black jeans you already have to wear to work or is it the perfect weekend brunch outfit? If you cannot figure out how to wear it with other items in your closet or in your everyday life, don't buy it. Try thinking about shopping like this, I work 5 days a week, that is 70% of my time so work clothes should be 70% of my closet. And then I would say the other 20% is casual everyday wear for weekends and 10% for going out or special items.
E M B R A C E Y O U R B O D Y
This can be a hard one, especially when so many images are influencing us daily. Just because something is a trend or you see it on someone else, does not mean it is going to be your go to piece. Find clothes that flatter YOUR body! If you have an hour glass shape, find clothing that hugs and shows off your curves yet accentuates your tiny waist. I have learned quickly that some items just clearly do not work on my body no matter how hard I try. So except where you are right now and get clothes that make you feel good.
Because when you look good, you feel good!
A born and raised Southern girl who's wanting to inspire every women through style and beauty while living in the big city of Los Angeles.