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Going clothes shopping is always an adventure, especially if you’re shopping the sales, but the clothes you wear can really affect your day. As much as you may enjoy trying on clothes while you’re out, no one enjoys the effort it takes to take our clothes and shoes off, and then putting them back on again, over and over. To make your day of shopping and relaxation a little more relaxing, simply follow these simple tips.
Go for slip-ons
Possibly the most frustrating part of trying on clothes in a store is having to take our shoes off and then put them back on again. This is because of the time it takes to untie your shoelaces or zip, pull off your shoes or boots, and then put them back on again. If you’re wearing bottoms like trousers or leggings, then this is a chore that you can’t possibly avoid, if you intend to try on other bottoms. To make your life a little easier, wear shoes that can easily be slipped on and off, with the need to tie or zip anything.
Trust me; Your life will be a whole lot easier if you opt to wear loose and comfortable clothing while you’re out clothes shopping, instead of your favourite pair of skinny jeans or crop top. Things like this are difficult to get off and on (especially in the tight changing rooms) and are guaranteed to mess up your hair. Instead, go for a baggy t-shirt, and bottoms that you can easily get on and off, like leggings.
Don a dress
If leggings are still too much trouble for you, then wear a dress or skirt instead. This way, you won’t have to struggle to get your bottoms off and on again in the tiny changing rooms. You will also look a lot more put together and little more formal, which is great if you’re planning on going out to lunch at a nice restaurant in between clothing stores. You could even dress up your day with these beautiful day dresses & sundresses.
As already mentioned, your hair is likely to get pretty messy and tangled when you take your tops off and put them back on, so you might want to put your hair up instead. This could simply wear a messy bun or ponytail if you’re going for the loose and comfortable look, but if you wanted to look a little more dressy for lunch at a restaurant, then you could try a stylish fishtail braid. Click here to look at some hairstyles which are perfect for a day out shopping.
Your pair of rainbow coloured, zebra print leggings could be the most comfortable bottoms in the planet, and they might be incredibly easy to take off and put back on again, but that doesn’t mean that you should wear them for a day out shopping. You need to wear colours that are likely to match most, if not all, of the clothes that you’re planning to try on. Neutral colours, like black, grey, white, and beige, go with almost anything, so it would be perfect if you wore these colours while trying on your new clothes.
Bring extra clothes
If there is an item of clothing that you particularly want to buy, then it makes sense to bring the top, bottoms, or shoes that you intended to wear with that item of clothing with you, if you don’t want to wear them out. This means that you can see what the whole outfit will look like before you buy anything. Sometimes, the vision of an outfit that we have in our head doesn’t quite match up to what it looks like in real life. Bringing extra clothes with you avoids you having to buy and pay for an item of clothing, and then return to the store for a refund if the vision doesn’t look quite as good as reality.
Big earring and lots of necklaces are certain to get caught in your hair and get stuck to your clothes when trying on tops or dresses in clothes stores. They are also likely to get tangled, and could even end up getting broken. For this reason, you should avoid wearing big earrings or lots of necklaces, if possible, and instead stick to studs and perhaps one small necklace for your day out.
Clothes shopping is fun and relaxing, but the wrong clothes could put a dampener on the day. Avoid this eventuality by following these top tips.