Being fashion bloggers also spurs our obsessing and/or spending urges, especially when we see must-have items that literally "MAKE" our closet!
People always ask us how we shop for clothes and though its hard to explain, we'll do our best!
- Know The Market.......because we're around brands constantly, we know what items typically go quick (hello wait-list!) and which ones will be around for a few more months. If you know you really want a handbag from Saks (for example) but you are debating, ask a sales associate how quickly that item sells, then you can plan your "attack"!
- Patience is a Virtue (of a shopper)....any stylist (or avid shopper for that matter) worth her salt, knows that being patient, specifically for things to go on sale, is a crucial skill. Not only does it stifle your over-spending on pieces you like, but don't love, it also gives you that thrill of knowing you paid $55 for a pair of shoes that were originally $350!
- Read The Glossies...then replicate.... We absolutely love Vogue and Harpers Bazaar...but for the love of all that is fashionable..why do they insist on showcasing a ring or scarf that is over $1,000? And wouldn't you know it, those are the things that really make the look "pop". That's where being a stylist really helps...no, we won't pay for the Hermes scarf...but we will look far and wide for one that mimics that look for about $10! And its not just a random scarf, we practice this trick with everything! It's all about knowing what to look for, and where!
What's your best shopping tip?!