4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Purchase..


We all like buying new clothes, I don't know a girl that doesn't, whether you shop online, in store, thrift, make it yourself or whatever there are some rules we need to stick by to stop us buying on impulse and ending up with a closet full of clothes that we don't ever wear.. 

So I had a massive wardrobe clear out recently, but the best part is obviously replenishing it with whatever I need. 

I have vowed to buy more quality items, staple pieces that will stand the test of time and most importantly Items that fit well and flatter my shape. These are things you guys should definitely take in to consideration as it will help you to build a wardrobe that is versatile.. Kinda opposite to one where you have a ton of clothes but nothing to wear. 

So the next time you're out shopping, or in the mood for hauling ASOS ask yourself this.. 

Do you need it? 

Ooooh a pretty pair of denim jeans, but do you have like 10 other pairs that are practically the same? If so, you don't need it. A girl can never have too much denim but try and find styles that differentiate to anything you have in your wardrobe currently. 

Does it suit your body shape and will it fit well? 

The biggest mistake you can make is buying something that doesn't fit well, or refusing to go a size up because.. Omg that's means I'm fat. It doesn't! Every shop has different ideas as to what a size 12 is so if you have to go up a size for the item to fit well do it! Don't try and squeeze in to something because it will not flatter you, instead it will bring out all the bits you want to hide. 

Make sure you try on items, it's important you are comfortable and don't have to walk around holding your breath. Remember no one can see the size of your clothes. 

What will you wear it with? 

We are all guilty of picking up something then taking it home only to realise that you actually don't have anything to wear it with. That statement jacket or those statement shoes, make sure you are able to pair it with items that are already in your wardrobe. 

Will it last?

Finally! Don't skimp on quality. I find its better to invest in quality pieces (Which means spending a little more) but in the long run you get more for your money. I have jeans from Primark that are practically the same as the Topshop Joni Jeans but those said Primark jeans have now got a split down the thigh where as my Joni Jeans are standing the test of time. 

You also want to invest in pieces that you wont have to get rid of when the season changes, buy stuff you can wear all year round no matter what trends are in play. 

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I wouldn't say I'm trying to build a minimal wardrobe because I'm not about that life at all! But I am trying to create a wardrobe where I don't get pissed of because nothing fits properly or I have nothing to wear..

What questions do you ask yourself before buying or are do you just throw it in the bag and hope for the best? 

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