How many of you are addicted to online shopping? *Raise your hands high*
I am also an addict of this amazingly, self soothing act. I can’t help it. When I want something, at that very moment, technology has done me the favor of putting it right at my finger tips. Now, this can be a bad thing because just as easily it is to go online shopping… It is just as easy to press that little “Place Order” button because my credit card is already linked. Now that’s embarrassing. (hehe)
But, along with this uber cool skill of mine… I have learned through my millions of online shopping experiences what tips you should keep in mind!
Where to find the deals?
Just like in-store deals, online stores also have the same type of deals! And a lot of these deals only last 24-48 hrs, but you have to catch it at the right time. Remember, these deals don’t usually apply to in-store deals. They are usually exclusive to online shopping ONLY. This can be a good thing, or a bad thing. If you know exactly what you want, then it’s perfect. But if you’re looking to browse around and not really spend money, this is not so much of a good idea. Deals are normally applied online during the beginning of the week! Check your favorite online stores on a Monday, or Tuesday.
How do I know it will fit?
This part can be a little tricky. We are all so different, and not a “cookie cutter” size. But you know yourself better than anyone else, you should know what size you’re or how a piece of clothing will look on you. If you don’t, shame on you. Learn your body! Seems like a very simple statement, but you’d be surprised how many people do not know they shape. For women, we come in many different shapes. Straight, pear shaped, hour glass, petite, curvy… These are the main shapes, but the list can go on-and-on. What helps me to decide what size, or whether or not the shirt will look good on me I take a look at my own clothes. Find something that looks similar to its shape, this can give me a better idea on how the shirt will look on me. Of course, I know what items of clothing to stay away from and which ones flatter my body. Keep that in mind! Just because it looks good on the 90lb 5’9” model, doesn’t always necessarily mean it will look the same on you as well.
Extra tip: Measure yourself! If you’re stressing about an item of clothing truly fitting to your size, then whip out the measuring tape and get busy.
Don’t believe everything you read
Just because the print says “Very comfortable fabric” or “True to size”… Do not believe everything that you read. Take into account all possible outcomes for your item. The fabric may not be high quality, or the pair of jeans you purchased may not run true to normal-sized women. Not all women are a size 0 and weigh 90lbs. And unfortunately, that is the world that we live in. So, when online shopping take into account all the “fancy words” online shopping stores will use to get you to buy their items and make you feel comfortable about your purchase. Don’t think harder, think smarter.
Well, those are the tips that I have for all you online shopping addicts!
If you have any of your own, please share them with me. Because just like you, I am also an active online shopper and totally addicted.
Til we meet again,
The Wander Forest