When it comes to fashion, I don’t like to use the word “mistake.” Especially when it comes to personal style. What I’m talking about here is something different. These fashion mistakes have to do with fit and shopping, which can result in you spending more money, wasting lots of time, and making your fashion life a little frustrating. And they are all too common.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways to save money and time. And I definitely don’t need fashion to frustrate me. That’s not what it should be about.
Here are seven mistakes that you’re probably making when it comes to fashion:
What fashion mistakes are you guilty of making?
YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR MEASUREMENTS. 1 of 7
Knowing your personal measurements is really important. It makes shopping online a breeze! You should know your bust, waist, hips, and inseam. This will help save you money on those pesky returns.
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YOU DON’T LIKE TO TRY THINGS ON BEFORE BUYING THEM. 2 of 7
Another way to stop unneeded returns is to try on the clothing at the store. I know this from experience, because I wasted a lot of time coming back to the store to return what didn't fit me. Now, I make sure to hit the fitting room before making any purchases.
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YOU CHOOSE LOW PRICES OVER QUALITY. 3 of 7
If you shop based on low prices only and not the quality of the fabric or design, odds are you're going to be spending a lot more money. "Throw away" fashion is cheaper, but it only lasts one or two washes if you're lucky. Purchasing higher quality items will last you longer and you'll get more wear out of it.
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YOU DON’T READ CUSTOMER REVIEWS WHEN SHOPPING ONLINE. 4 of 7
One of my biggest rules when shopping online is to always read the customer reviews of the item you'd like to purchase. You can get a good sense of fit and quality this way, saving you money and time.
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YOU’VE NEVER HAD A BRA FITTING. 5 of 7
The next time you go bra shopping, please make sure you get a bra fitting first. Places like Nordstrom and Lane Bryant offer them for free. When you're wearing the correct size, you'll be a lot more comfortable, and the proper fit will show under your clothes.
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YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR FABRICS. 6 of 7
Get to know and learn the different fabrics of the clothing you're buying. This will help you with the wash and care of your pieces, saving you money in the long run. Don't be afraid to pay for dry cleaning when needed.
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YOU DON’T HAVE A TAILOR. 7 of 7
Having a tailor on hand can help you a lot more than you think. Spending a few extra dollars on getting an item tailored will help you tremendously with fit. Unless you buy your clothes from a custom shop, getting the exact fit for our different body shapes is a challenge. A tailor can perfect any item of clothing, making you a happy fashionista!
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