I love shopping. In fact, I have always loved shopping. From the young age of three I’ve love shopping and wanted to carry armfuls of “pretty, shiny bags.” My mom would gets lots of lip from me because we never had any pretty bags and her friend would have so many! Ask her, she loves to tell that story.
Now that you know how much I love shopping, it’s quite a shock that I’ve been shopping less this year. Weird right? A girl obsessed with shopping doesn’t buy as much as she used to anymore? Well you better believe it! I have a good reason though.
My reasoning for shopping less is simple: I have too many clothes. Even now after I’ve cleaned out my closet and I’m shopping less, I still have a lot of clothes. Maybe that’s because I’m a style blogger and I try to keep up with new styles every season. That might have to be my burden to deal with, but I know I don’t need all the clothes I have! That doesn’t stop me from shopping, but I have changed the way I shop so that I have a strong, curated closet full of things I wear regularly.
- Look at what you need. Before you go shopping, take a look at your closet and see where the holes are. Do you need more oxfords? Pants? Sweaters? Find out what you need and make a list and when you shop stick to only that list. This will help with frivolous, impulsive purchases.
- Look at what you don’t need. Go back into your closet and take stock of what you don’t wear anymore. And be brutal. For a more in depth look, read my old post here. Don’t hold back on tossing stuff out and try turning them around by selling them!
- Don’t buy just because it’s on sale. I am a huge offender of this. In the past I’ve seen a piece that i love and is so perfect, but I don’t really need it.
- Do your homework. Just because I don’t shop as much doesn’t mean I don’t shop as much. I still online shop a ton to scour for the exact pieces I want and need. From there I look for sales, new styles, and other items I’m wishing for, but won’t necessarily buy. Give yourself something to strive for just don’t buy all these pretty things just because you want to or can! Your closet and wallet will thank you.
How often do you shop? Have any good shopping tips?