11 Shopping Secrets Stylish Girls Swear By

photo: Claartjerose

In order to be a fashionista, you also need to be a smart shopper. And we thought we’d help get you started! Don’t get distracted, invest in the best and don’t be distracted by the happy mood-boosting music they play in stores. Go with a plan and you’ll never buy something you cant’ wear. Here is some tried-and-true style advice fashion girls swear by…

 


 

1.

Invest In Timeless Pieces

A well-rounded wardrobe is based on clothes you’ll easily wear again and again. Basics such as a blazer, a designer bag, or a good pair of ankle boots are pieces every woman should invest in.

 

2.

Don’t Forget Accessories

You can take any outfit from 0 to 100 by adding the right accessories. From statement earrings to a cool Gucci belt, you can invest in accessories to take any outfit to the next level.

3.

Don’t Be Driven By Trends

‘If people take trends too seriously, everyone ends up looking like clones. You should stick to who you are and what you really like,’ says it girl Patricia Manfield. Everyone wants to look trendy, however just think about two things: many trends don’t last, and fashion is about how you feel.

4.

Mix High Street and High End

photo: Aylin Koenig

 

Sweater from Dolce & Gabbana, Leggings from Blank Denim, Sneakers from Nike, Bag from Dolce & Gabbana

When shopping, there are things you should spend your money on, and things you should buy on the cheap. Shops such as Topshop and Zara have such a big collection and sometimes, cooler things than actual designer pieces. Trendy items don’t last for long, so you better save money and get them in a high street shop!

5.

When In Doubt, Choose The Smaller Denim Size

Buying the perfect sized jeans is much easier said than done, as denim sizes can vary not only from one shop to another but also according to its shape. Keep in mind that jeans always go bigger after wearing them a few times, so when hesitating, choose the smaller size.

6.

Know Your Style

As I was telling you in How To Find Your Personal Style In 5 Easy Steps, knowing your shape and considering your lifestyle are key points when shopping. Find some signature pieces and stick to them.

7.

Buy Some Clothes Abroad

If you are flying off to beautiful Spain anytime soon, make a wishlist and put off these buys until you go. Spanish brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti or Mango constantly cost up to 39% less!

8.

Check Outlets For Designers Pieces

photo: always judging

 

Jacket from Prada, T-Shirt from Madeworn Rock, Jeans from Denim x Alexander Wang, Bag from Courrèges (-50% off!)

 

If you’re looking for Online Stores To Buy Affordable Clothes That Look Expensive, or for designers pieces for less, we’ve got you covered. Many places online offer second-hand deals and discounts. Maybe this half price Chanel or this Gucci Dionysus Bag will convince you?

Our favorite outlet stores are The Real Real, Vestiaire Collective, and The Outnet. Have a look!

9.

Get Vouchers At H&M

Fast fashion should also be sustainable. Luckily H&M has a great deal in place. As I recently moved house and had tons of clothes I didn’t need, I simply headed to my closest H&M till and handed in my bag of old clothes, for which I received a voucher of $5 per bag. Possible in every single H&M. In every single country.

10.

Always Check For Free Shipping And Promo Codes

Every single website has conditions for free shipping, either with a code or if you buy above a certain price. Also, you can simply type the shop name + promo code on google to find promo codes or deals. Register your email address with your favorite stores in order to receive the newsletter, as shops often send deals and great codes!

11.

Be Alerted When Prices Drop

I’ve recently discovered the price tracking Shoptagr, which will notify you whenever the price of your item drops. All you need to do is register with them (it’s free!), save your favorite items, and you’ll get notified whenever the item changes status. For example if it’s low-in-stock, sold-out, cheaper, or even back in stock!

 



We’d like to send you some emails about the latest fashion finds, sales and other great stuff. No pressure.

 

photo: Claartjerose

In order to be a fashionista, you also need to be a smart shopper. And we thought we’d help get you started! Don’t get distracted, invest in the best and don’t be distracted by the happy mood-boosting music they play in stores. Go with a plan and you’ll never buy something you cant’ wear. Here is some tried-and-true style advice fashion girls swear by…

 


 

1.

Invest In Timeless Pieces

A well-rounded wardrobe is based on clothes you’ll easily wear again and again. Basics such as a blazer, a designer bag, or a good pair of ankle boots are pieces every woman should invest in.

 

2.

Don’t Forget Accessories

You can take any outfit from 0 to 100 by adding the right accessories. From statement earrings to a cool Gucci belt, you can invest in accessories to take any outfit to the next level.

3.

Don’t Be Driven By Trends

‘If people take trends too seriously, everyone ends up looking like clones. You should stick to who you are and what you really like,’ says it girl Patricia Manfield. Everyone wants to look trendy, however just think about two things: many trends don’t last, and fashion is about how you feel.

4.

Mix High Street and High End

photo: Aylin Koenig

 

Sweater from Dolce & Gabbana, Leggings from Blank Denim, Sneakers from Nike, Bag from Dolce & Gabbana

When shopping, there are things you should spend your money on, and things you should buy on the cheap. Shops such as Topshop and Zara have such a big collection and sometimes, cooler things than actual designer pieces. Trendy items don’t last for long, so you better save money and get them in a high street shop!

5.

When In Doubt, Choose The Smaller Denim Size

Buying the perfect sized jeans is much easier said than done, as denim sizes can vary not only from one shop to another but also according to its shape. Keep in mind that jeans always go bigger after wearing them a few times, so when hesitating, choose the smaller size.

6.

Know Your Style

As I was telling you in How To Find Your Personal Style In 5 Easy Steps, knowing your shape and considering your lifestyle are key points when shopping. Find some signature pieces and stick to them.

7.

Buy Some Clothes Abroad

If you are flying off to beautiful Spain anytime soon, make a wishlist and put off these buys until you go. Spanish brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti or Mango constantly cost up to 39% less!

8.

Check Outlets For Designers Pieces

photo: always judging

 

Jacket from Prada, T-Shirt from Madeworn Rock, Jeans from Denim x Alexander Wang, Bag from Courrèges (-50% off!)

 

If you’re looking for Online Stores To Buy Affordable Clothes That Look Expensive, or for designers pieces for less, we’ve got you covered. Many places online offer second-hand deals and discounts. Maybe this half price Chanel or this Gucci Dionysus Bag will convince you?

Our favorite outlet stores are The Real Real, Vestiaire Collective, and The Outnet. Have a look!

9.

Get Vouchers At H&M

Fast fashion should also be sustainable. Luckily H&M has a great deal in place. As I recently moved house and had tons of clothes I didn’t need, I simply headed to my closest H&M till and handed in my bag of old clothes, for which I received a voucher of $5 per bag. Possible in every single H&M. In every single country.

10.

Always Check For Free Shipping And Promo Codes

Every single website has conditions for free shipping, either with a code or if you buy above a certain price. Also, you can simply type the shop name + promo code on google to find promo codes or deals. Register your email address with your favorite stores in order to receive the newsletter, as shops often send deals and great codes!

11.

Be Alerted When Prices Drop

I’ve recently discovered the price tracking Shoptagr, which will notify you whenever the price of your item drops. All you need to do is register with them (it’s free!), save your favorite items, and you’ll get notified whenever the item changes status. For example if it’s low-in-stock, sold-out, cheaper, or even back in stock!

 



We’d like to send you some emails about the latest fashion finds, sales and other great stuff. No pressure.

 

  • Isabel Lee Rosson

    Shopping vintage should be on the list! You can buy unique or designer pieces that no one else will have that are often made better than what is in the stores now. I have several vintage Dior sweaters for example that are staples in my closet. Shopping vintage saves money and the environment, supports local companies, and makes your wardrobe far more unique. Ways to shop vintage: Antique Stores, Estate Sales, Thrift Shops, Etsy!

  • I had no idea you could hand in your old clothes to H&M! I really want to invest in some nice accessories this year, so much of my wardrobe is very plain so I think they would add some interest without having move away from my favourite staples

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

  • I consider myself to be a pretty good bargain shopper and there are a lot of things in the post I didn’t know about! Thanks for sharing!
    XX -KK
    http://www.KayleeKarcher.com
    #ObsessedWithEverything

  • This is a great read, it’s always interesting to see how other people save money (if they do at all!)

    http://thedianaedition.com

  • Some good points, although I’d rather donate my clothes to charity. From my own ethical fashion POV, other points – learn how to sift through eBay, thrift shop, and learn how to care for your clothes! Nothing better than fixing up an old piece, or customising to suit you.

    Besma | Curiously Conscious

  • Natalie Redman

    Great post! Love these points.

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

  • I love shopping for new clothing while I travel, it makes the piece of clothing that much more special knowing I bought it on one of my travels =o)

    dreamofadventures.com

  • Hmmmmm may have to take a few bags of clothes to H&M I really have too many but need new stuff as a blogger and have a small budget. Thanks!

    http://www.beez-hive.com

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