Hate Shopping? 4 tips to help you actually enjoy it

31st January 2024

If you, like many people I work with, seem to have a love-hate relationship with in-person shopping, you need to read what I am sharing today.

4 tips to help you enjoy shopping in person

Shopping in person can sometimes feel very daunting… Too hot, too cold in the fitting rooms, over-helpful sales assistants or no-one in sight, a sea of options to navigate through, sizes that vary from store to store… Ugh! I get how you feel! And it is with you in mind that I am sharing a few reminders of what you can do to make your shopping experience more enjoyable.

1 – Get comfortable!

May seem obvious, but in order to enjoy shopping you need to feel relaxed and comfortable. Wear clothes that are easy to change into (including footwear) so it doesn’t stop you from wanting to try something on. Don’t forget to wear your best underwear. Often clothes look so much better when you have the right foundations and it contributes for a positive experience.

2 – Be prepared!

Do you know exactly what you are looking for? Browsing is great for when you just want to get a feel of what’s out there, but if you made a list beforehand chances are you won’t buy unnecessary things, you may later regret. Look at your wardrobe, find the missing gaps and write them down for your visit.

3 – Put on hold!

This is a big surprise to my clients, but most shops let you put items on hold while you browse. If you are in a shopping centre or on a high street, after you decided on what you want to buy just put it on hold first. Hold the items for a couple of hours so you can visit all the shops you need first, then make an informed decision as to what you are actually taking home. Saves you doing refunds or worst (settling on something you liked but you found better elsewhere). Bonus: no need to carrying bags from one shop to the next. When you’re ready to go home, you can buy all your items around the same time.

4 – Fit over size!

It’s easy to get hung up on the size that we wear. But no matter the size of your clothes, it’s just a label and it doesn’t define your worth! I don’t know if you are aware but every retailer has a different sizing for their labels. You might experience that in one shop you’re a size X and in another a size Y. It’s not you, it’s them! Focus on getting a really good fit for your shape as opposed to fitting into a certain size.

Additional tip: Have you got items you no longer want? Some shops have the buy-back scheme in place where they will give you store credit when you take any unwanted items to their store.

If you are someone who struggles with enjoying shopping or even knowing what to buy to suit their personal style, get in touch in the button below to book a complimentary style consultation today.

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