If my last post didn’t already give it away, it’s almost Black Friday! The one day (and a half) where you get all your holiday shopping done as well as pick up a few pieces for yourself.
Whether you’re deciphering store layouts or just thinking about making a quick trip to your local mall, there’s always room for improvement. Here are my top four tips for making your next trip to the racks a little easier and much more successful .
1. Pack a brush and/or a dryer sheet.
I know I’m not the only one to put her head through the neck of a sweater and come out looking like she stuck her head in a light socket. A simple dryer sheet will take away the static from you and any clinging fabrics. This way, you can focus more on the fit and less on your hair. A brush may also be needed to restyle your hair after you’ve gone through half a rack of options. (We’ve all done it.)
2. Break out the sample sale uniform.
It’s best to wear layering basics (like a cami and jeans) when heading to the dressing room. Not only does it provide versatility, but it helps you keep changes short so you can spend more time sifting through the store’s inventory and less in the dressing room.
Also, by wearing a these pieces, you’ll get an idea of how it looks with something you already own. Plus, if that shirt you picked out ends up being too sheer or low cut when you get it in the fitting room, you can save time by being prepared with a camisole.
3. Do a little recon.
No, I don’t mean bringing your binoculars and scuba gear to the mall. Simply scan your email/favorite sites for sales and statement pieces before actually heading to the store. It’s a known tactic for Black Friday shopping that be put to use throughout the year. Taking a few extra minutes to look over the items at home can give you a better idea of what to look for in the store. Ultimately, it can save you even more time – because we all know there’s never enough.
4. Go for something different!
This one requires a short explanation: T.J. Maxx is basically my go-to for weekend browsing. Every single time I go, I beeline for the gray, ivory and denim options. It happened just this weekend. But, personal style can’t evolve if you constantly choose the same types of pieces.
So, I actively tried on will something new. Most of the time, I end of loving these new options in the dressing room and use each one in regular rotation because they are different from the rest of my wardrobe. The same can happen to you. Avoid tunnel vision next time you go to the store and you may find your new favorite piece.
Have a great night, everyone! If you liked this post, please share it and let me know in the comments. I always love to hear your feedback!