Online Shopping Secrets
I think it’s safe to say, we’re all doing more online shopping than ever. As much as we all love a good trip to the mall, sometimes it’s just easier to shop from home in our pjs. Online shopping is quick and easy, and often cheaper than shopping in stores. Although it can be a little intimidating, if you follow these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to master online shopping like a pro. Today I’m sharing my online shopping secrets that will have you saving money in no time.
If you’re unsure of where to shop, how to shop or know your own unique body shape, online shopping with be a lot harder. Following a few simple rules will help ensure you get the best possible fit and the best possible price. Online shopping can be less frustrating and more enjoyable than shopping in person, you just need to know how and where to shop.
Start by following all your favourite stores on social media. This also goes hand in hand with your fave celebrities and bloggers. They are probably already showcasing a ton of fabulous and trustworthy companies if you’re looking for new stores to try. You can also use these platforms to get an idea of what you’re looking for. Take inspiration from these influencers and get a feel for what pieces you’d like to add to your current wardrobe. Knowing which shapes, fabrics, colours and styles look best on you and ones you tend to gravitate towards, will help with the online shopping experience.
Knowing which styles, cuts and materials look amazing on you will also help make the online shopping experience a little easier. Take a closer look at your current closet and determine which pieces you need, and which pieces you absolutely love. The ones that you reach for on the daily, or the styles that make you feel more confident will help the online process run more smoothly. Look for shades that are the most flattering on you and the materials that you feel more comfortable in and write them down. This is key when looking for those special pieces to add to your collection. This will also help you stay away from trends that you might not look or feel great in.
With so many online shopping sites out there, it’s important to find ones you can trust. Always look at the reviews and check out what people are saying about the brand. Look to social media and see if people are tagging the brand in social media. Get to know trustworthy sites and make sure they are legit before you purchase from them. Using PayPal or your credit card is a safe payment method when shopping online, in case something goes missing or never shows up.
Many quick-fashion sites can be overwhelming, with hundreds of styles added daily. It’s important to have an idea of what you’re looking for before you get started. Once you’re found that perfect clothing item, pay attention to the size chart. This is where people make mistakes when online shopping. They think the sizes they are in regular retail stores are the same as online. Not the case. Be sure to read the brands size chart and look to the model in the picture for reference. Most stores will list the models weight, height and size she was wearing to ensure you get the perfect fit. Although you may not be her exact size, it will help you determine the fit and shape, along with if it runs true to size.
I talk about this all the time, but just because you see something you love or that you’re drawn to, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s something you should invest in. Ask yourself, where does this fit into my current wardrobe or do I already own something like it. If you can’t think of 3 different ways to wear it, without having to go out and purchase new pieces to pair with it, or you already have something similar in your collection, it might not be the best option for you at that moment.
Finally, do your research before you buy. You’ve followed all the “rules” above and found that perfect piece, but before you hit that purchase button, have a quick look around the net and see if you can find a similar piece for less. Sometimes these fast-fashion sites carry the same or close to the same items, so always double check the price. Also, look out for coupon codes, many online shops offer discounts upwards of 50-70% off.
What I Wore- White Blouse- Smart Set, Pink Pants- Aritzia, Necklace- Fossil, Purse- Chloé, Watch- c/o Klasse 14, Bracelet- c/o Daniel Wellington, Sandals- Joe Fresh