Common Shopping Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Updated: Jan 22
Do you enjoy shopping? Adding new clothing and accessories to express our creativity and add personality through the outfits we wear can be an enjoyable experience. Whether you are making purchases online or in store, here are a few shopping pitfalls to be aware of and how to avoid them.
Buying Something Solely Because It's on Sale
It can be difficult to turn away a good deal when you see an item on sale. You will notice many sales promotions as we approach a new season. It can be tempting to buy something you normally would not because it is being sold for a considerably lower price. If you do this consistently over time you can lose sight of your true style if you are constantly adding new items to your closet without also evaluating what you have along the way.
Another thing to keep in mind is when you buy something only because it is on sale you lose the opportunity of applying your resources toward purchasing something you want to add to your wardrobe. If you genuinely like a certain item then by all means go for it. Think twice about what you are about to purchase. Especially if it was not originally on your radar. This will help you from making an impulsive purchase and having buyer's remorse down the road.
Purchasing Clothing Only Because You Saw Someone Else Wear It
Today, more than ever, we can draw inspiration from other people who have great style we admire. Social media makes this more accessible. Taking style cues from people we look to in the style department is wonderful, however if you are only getting it because you saw on someone else that is another thing. Before you go on the search that exact item, ask yourself if the item that has caught your attention reflects your personal style. If not, then consider holding off on going for it.
It's the Last Item Available in Your Size
You may be browsing a retail site online and you happen to spot an item that catches eye. On top of that it on sale at a price that seems too good to be true. What is even more enticing is when you realize it is the very last one available in your size. This may even cause you to think how you go wrong with moving forward with making this purchase. Many of us have faced this style predicament. Rather than get reeled into this mindset, think about how many times you will wear this item first. If you see yourself wearing it several times over the long haul then this is a good indication that this item is worth purchasing.
Note: This blog post originally was published on September 24, 2020.