Not everyone likes to go clothes shopping. In fact, some women find it quite boring or even frustrating. It may be a necessary evil for some, but there are ways to make the process faster. Instead of spending hours in the fitting room, you can actually avoid the fitting rooms for the most part. Best of all, some of these tips make it easier to shop for clothes online. Not only does this mean not having to spend your entire weekend in the clothing store, but you’ll also save a ton of money.
Get to Know Your Size in Different Brands
Different brands fit the body in different ways. This means that one brand of jeans may fit you in an entirely different way than another. You may wear a size 5 in some and a size 7 in others. Knowing which size you wear in different brands can save you a lot of time in the fitting room and make it easier to shop for deals online. Take time to go through your closet and look at the newest clothes and the brands and sizes. Write them down and keep this list handy when you do your clothes shopping. Because brands do change from time to time, it’s best to try on any brands that you haven’t purchased from recently.
Make a List
It can be easy to go through a clothing store and grab pieces you like. The only problem is when you get home you may find that you haven’t created any outfits. In fact, your new pieces don’t match each other at all. Instead of wasting your time and money, make a list. Write down how many outfits you need, then write down how many pairs of pants, jeans, tops, skirts, etc you need to buy to make those outfits. Keep this list with your brand size list and your day will go by much faster.
Bring a Tape Measure Along
If you flat out don’t want to try on clothes, you can avoid this by bringing along a tape measure. Lay the piece of clothing out and do a quick measurement of the bust line, waist, hips and inseam. This is a handy way to determine whether or not a brand you’ve never purchased before will fit you without going through the hassle of trying it on. Remember, sizes are different from brand to brand. Just because a pair of jeans claims to be a size 7 doesn’t mean they won’t fit like a size 5. If you happen to forget your tape measure, you can hold pieces up to your body to determine whether or not they are worth taking to the fitting room, which can also save you a lot of time.
Focus on Neutral Pieces
By no means does this mean that your entire wardrobe should be bland and boring. What this means is that you should purchase some pieces that will match almost anything you pair them with. For example, it may be pants in black, navy blue or khaki. The same goes for shirts. A black blouse is going to match almost any pair of pants or skirt you pair it with. Not only does this make shopping easier, it also makes it easier to pair outfits at home.