We all have heard the term window shopping before…obviously. The term meaning simply look but don’t buy. And if any of you readers are anything like me window shopping is so emotionally heart wrenching, to watch all those potential outfit pieces go to waste in those stores and on those racks. I’m here to improve those emotions, by teaching you how to be a savvy shopper. Window shopping can turn into actual shopping, depending on of course the store, your budget, and of course the article of clothing.
One thing first, if you are honestly just going to window shop, then just do that. Deep in your soul, if you know you have NO money and don’t need to be buying anything, I highly advise against it. You will regret it later, when that one thing you really want goes on sale and you have no money cause you already spent it. Worse feeling in the world. But, it’s a whole different story when you know you have some money but you want to be able to spend it wisely.
You walk into a store and decide you like it. You try it on and notice conclude that it looks good on you and that you could wear it probably more than once with multiple outfits. But, then you make the dreaded look to the price tag and notice that its not that bad, but you may find something else on your way through the store, mall..wherever you are. So what do you do with this article of clothing that you like so much…well…you put it in the store where no one else could find it. I know! I know! That sounds terrible. But calm down, its not a foreign thing to do.
So, you move on to the next store. And you also see something you like, keeping in mind your budget. Once again, you try it on and notice the price tag. It’s about the same as the other thing you tried on. But, then you think to yourself, which one could i wear more often, could i wear them together, do I have something like this at home?…decisions, decisions. So…what do you do? You hide that one as well.
Lastly, you move onto to one last store. Do the same as before, but notice this clothing is way lower in price than the rest. Most people would just buy the cheapest and leave. Thinking you will have more money in your pocket in the end. Which of course is true. But, out of everything going through your head you have to think of one thing. Do you just like this piece of clothing now cause its cheap or because you actually like it. Then your mind begins to drift to those other two pieces still sitting in their hiding places.
Now you start to think about whether or not you can afford both of them.
Then you start to pray that neither one was discovered by another shopper and bought.
You make your final decision to purchase the current item..then you make haste back to the very first store, remembering all the reasons why you liked it in the first place. So you a make your way over to your hiding place, take a sigh of relief when its still there and shove that piece towards the cashier. Reviling in your wonderful purchases.
Happy that you made a great buying choice. Happy that you still have a decent bit of money left. And also happy that you were able to be a savvy shopper and be what I like to call a shopping ninja. The more you do it. The better you will be at it.
Also, don’t forget to eat in between shopping. Hydrate. HAHA.
Allie Mitchell ❤