Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to: dress for shopping

With any kind of shopping outing, it holds potential for the daunting action of the fitting room process.  If you're like me, you'd want to wear an outfit that maximizes the ease of taking off and putting on clothes in the most efficient manner. Therefore, I have a few considerations when I know that I'll be trying on clothes:

  1. Ease up on the layers- Why would you want to subject yourself to having to take off a tank top, t-shirt, vest, and sweater just to try on one shirt?
  2. Forget the accessories- Fumbling with a belt is a waste of time! And wearing jewellery that doesn't match whatever your trying might throw off your perception of the piece.
  3. Wear thin clothes- If you get super lazy and don't even wanna bother changing, if you wear something like leggings, you can actually pull a pair of bottoms over them. It saves so much time and effort! 
  4. Equip yourself with good shoes- This means shoes for long-distance walking and shoes that don't take a million buckles and ties to put on.
Doing the opposite of these things can also work in your favour though. If I want to save money and prevent myself from trying things on (which almost always leads to a purchase), laziness and unwillingness to take the time and effort in a fitting room counteracts the desire to shop. In theory.






Photos by Pop Champagne

What I'm wearing:
-Grey cardigan
-Black vest
-Blue high-waisted shorts
-Silver top
-White belt
-Studded necklace
-Mustard yellow bag
-Black wedge booties

(See, why would you want to bother with all of that in a fitting room?)

39 comments:

  1. I totally agree on all the points you shared! The less the better and the more you can try =D

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  2. wow you look amazing <3 i love your shoes <3
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  3. i have to agree with your theory of the fitting room acts. (I AM ALWAYS AGREEING TO WHAT YOU SAY ANYWAY HAHA) x

    thenuliya.blogspot.com

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  4. Great tips! A button down shirt is always helpful for me. Love your outfit!

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  5. Another tip could be don't wear a dress... Because it's not really useful for trying on tops! Love those black bootie wedges :)

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  6. I am the worst culprit for wearing too many accessories when I shop - and then always get tangled up in a mess of belt, hat, and necklaces...haha. I definitely need to take a tip here:) Gorgeous photos Sabrina! xx Marisa

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  7. I love this casual look, i mean those wedge boots are awesome girl!

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  8. Your layers are pretty much perfection, here. You look casual but totally put-together. (:

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  9. I always adore an outfit that has a mustard color and blue :) They really blend with each other! Love your ensembles..


    Daney
    THE UNCANNY GIRL

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  10. I agree that simpler outfits are best for shopping! I like to wear a cross body bag too so my hands are free to look through the racks :) Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog...I'm following now!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting beautiful! So glad you did, I love your blog! New follower on Bloglovin' & GFC, would love for you to follow back!

    See you around xx

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  12. cool outfit :):)

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  13. Love these tips for serious shopping! I get so lazy especially when it comes to trying on clothes, which means being super mindful of what I wear. And comfy shoes are always a must!

    Jay

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  14. These are all great tips! I can't tell you how many times I've gotten into a dressing room and sighed with frustration at how many layers I had to change in and out of. Love your necklace too!

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  15. interesting tips and so very true! i don't know how many times i went to the mall wearing my usual layers and tons of bracelets and then just give up on trying on things because i was too lazy to take everything off. i got to be a little smarter about it.

    leyla.

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  16. Totally agree with all these tips! I do it everytime I plan on going shopping - because I always try things on that I'm even considering getting.
    Love your cute outfit girl, the blue shade is a nice color on you :)

    Trendy Teal

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  17. I love your necklace!!!^^
    i follow you on Bloglovin and on GFC ;)
    can you follow me on both of them too?¿? :D

    xoxo

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  18. LOVE THE STYLING, ESPECIALLY LOVE HOW YOU ADORNED YOUR BAG! FABULOUS! COME VISIT ME SOMETIME AND KEEP UP THE GREAT STYLING!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
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  19. Good tips and I def agree, esp less layers and comfortable shoes!

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  20. I absolutely love this outfit. Also, great tips! I sometimes try to wear a sundress because it's just easy to put on and take off but then when I want to try on a top, I have no pants on and things get a bit awkward..

    A Southern Drawl

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  21. Such a lovely outfit, you look gorgeous:) xx

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  22. that’s a lovely outfit - especially the shorts!

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  23. Great tips! :) Also I adore your outfit :)

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  24. Great tips - I usually forget to avoid the accessories and end up having to take off lots of bracelets and rings, etc. So frustrating! Thank you so much for taking a moment to stop by and say hello. ;-)

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  25. You look supercute! Love it!

    *hugs*
    -Maudleen
    www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  26. A REAL GREAT LOOK!!!!
    XX



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  27. Love your shopping tipps but your look even more, casual but sexy.

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  28. Really liking this take on menswear...such a great idea to pair a button down vest and cardi with shorts! It's subtly sexy and super feminine, but almost has the flavour of a classic suit.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  29. Great advice and you're looking fabulous....

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  30. I love that you have a "how to" sort of blog post! I don't really see them that often so it's refreshing to see one done really nicely :D
    -Amy

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  31. Haha I totally follow the same rules! Great tips though and this looks great. Especially love the necklace & glasses :)

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.xom

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