When you go shopping, it’s easy to fall into one of three traps: you stick to the same stores, go straight to the section you know you can’t afford or take a quick peak at some place new and then leave.
We all do it. We find the stores we like and stick to them. Why? It’s easy.
We become comfortable with these shops because we already know our style and the size that fits us best. This way, we don’t become uncomfortable when/if we pick the wrong size. If we look at something overly expensive, there’s no possibility for embarrassment because we can’t afford it. The same goes for the new shop. You can’t get embarrassed about fit if you’re only in there for 10 minutes.
I’ll be the first one to say that I absolutely love J.Crew, for this reason. I can go into any store, no matter the state, find something I like and know exactly what size will fit me best. (Half the time, I end up playing the “What don’t I have?” game, but that’s a different story.)
The thing is, sticking to just one place can easily lead to a style rut and cut yourself off from potentially finding something else you really like.
So, I’m going to teach you a few tricks I used to find my size in every store – both online and in-person.