Spring has arrived. New beginnings, friendlier weather and oh yes, the opportunity to reinvent ourselves and showcase something different, something new. Whether this is represented by a pair of neon pumps, a tangerine tote or a pair of floral pants, this is the time to decide what we need to get, things we would love to get and things we HAVE to get.
Here are a few steps that can help make the right decisions while optimizing what we already have, spending wisely on long term acquisitions and most importantly having a blast while doing it all.
Step one: Do your research
Magazines are a fun way to get a quick info session on what is trendy and how to put it together.
The Web- Sites like net-a porter.com, style.com and whowhatwear.com are a great way to stay informed on a daily basis and are always offering great style tips and inspiration.
Virtual Window Shopping: Visiting your favorite stores websites is a great tool if you are looking to save time and “browse” the store before visiting or making a decision to buy, see the latest styles and edit your shopping list.
Step two: Know what works for you
Trends are a fun variation of our style habits encouraging us to try something new however not all trends work for everyone so it is important to stay true to our sense of style and what we feel comfortable wearing.
Sizing and fit are crucial: While the fashion industry often times sets unrealistic expectations of what a beautiful woman should look like, we all come in different shapes and sizes so its important to take the time to try on the clothes in at least 2 different sizes when you take them to the fitting room (Do not let the size numbers fool you as they vary depending on the store) take your size, one smaller and one bigger and stick to what truly feels good and comfortable not a number.
Step 3: Spend/Shop Wisely:
Spend a bit more on pieces you can mix easily with what you already have in your closet and you can see yourself wearing any day of the week. Ask yourself “Can I wear this to work, to school or is it going to be a once in a while kind a thing”?
For super trendy looks try to find affordable versions of a runway or editorial look . Stores like Zara, H&M, Mango and Forever 21 are the go to places for savvy fashionistas alike.
Once you have found your inspiration, picked what works for you and have researched stores and products that work with your style and budget. IT’S TIME TO SHOP!!!