If you’re like me, shopping if one of your weaknesses. Yes I admit it! But with time we all learn a thing or two when it comes to shopping hacks. With time I’ve learn the how to’s, the when, the were, I’ve learned it all. And I like to think that I’ve made some good decisions a long the way. So I wanted to share all those details with you and tell you my best shopping hacks you need to know.
do your research
When we go shopping is because we want something. It can be a specific item or because we are looking into creating an outfit. I recommend this with trends. As we all know, trends come and go, so do your due diligence and research. First, is this part of your style? Will you wear this more than once? How long will this trend be going on? Ask yourself all those questions before making the move on buying something that you will stop using 3 weeks from purchase.
Create inspiration boards
Pinterest will be your best friend through this process. I can honestly say that I go to Pinterest, almost daily, to find different outfits as inspo. Check out my Pinterest page here. Create one or multiple boards defining your style. Some can be for work, other can be for a night out. Having an inspiration board will help you go shopping more focused.
be part of their email list
I know what you may be thinking, my email is going to get flooded with emails from all these different sites and brands. Yes, that’s true. But this is a great shopping hack that you need to know and you need to start doing. There are so many impromptu sales that happen, mostly online, that you can take advantage of. If you don’t want your email filled with all these promotions, create a new one only for this type of thing. And that’s the only email you are going to give stores and brands so that they can send you all their good stuff through email. I know most people hate giving their emails. And to be hones I don’t give my email to every store, only the ones I do frequently buy from.
Shop on holiday sales events
We all know those times of the year were retail stores goes crazy with sales. I mean, Labor Day, Christmas, Black Friday… and the list goes on and on. If you’re not in a hurry wait till one of those sales event to buy what you are looking for. And something I’ve notices throughout the years is that some retailer have an even better sale happening leanings towards the holiday. So always keep an eye on your favorite retailers on those big dates.
Always start at the sales section
This has become a habit of mine. I’ve always been a girl on a budget, so is natural for me to start from this section. For me, this is one of the best shopping hacks you need to know. You can find so many good stuff in these section. Sometimes they even have a sale of the sale going on. I’ve found pieces that end up being $1.50. Some of them even from the current season. I’ve found dresses, kimonos, jeans and so many other amazing pieces,basic pieces are among these finds. If you know your style, you can full off an outfit from the sale section and no body will even know how much you ended up paying for it.
buy off season pieces
You can save so much money by buying off season pieces. Most of them are on sale and you can get a lot more for your money. You may not find the latest designs but you can invest more in your basic pieces, check out the basics you need here. Keep that inspiration board handy and look for those style pieces that you once pinned. If you keep this with your favorite basic pieces you will end up having a much more richer wardrobe throughout the seasons.
I can not even begin to tell you how much you will save with this. This is by far the best shopping hack you need to know, my favorite. If you don’t know what Ebates is, you need to click here and start your account like yesterday. This site gives you cash back on every site partner that you shop on. And they have a ton of retailers. I use the plug in in my computer, and every time I visit one my favorite sites a notification pops in and tell me how much percent in cash back I can get. I’ve literally been able to shop out of the cash back I’ve earned.
Going shopping does not mean you have to spend all your money. Or that you have to buy everything that’s on trend. You just have to be a lot more smarter and savvy while shopping. It will save you time and money. These are my best shopping hacks you need to know, I use them all the time and it has worked wonders. Hope it does the same with you guys. Let me know on the comments down below what other hacks you practice that works for you.