5 Things To Ask Yourself Before Buying Anything
You had me at "let’s go shopping!” But wait a minute – before you shop ’til you drop there are 5 major questions to ask yourself before making that purchase.
Twinning? Just how many black v-neck tees do you need? Unless you need a replacement for a worn-out item, it’s not the smartest budget move to buy more of the same.
DO YOU ALREADY OWN SOMETHING JUST LIKE IT?
Do you need a chic dress to wear in the spring because you currently only own wool dresses and that’s just not going to work in 90′ weather? Fill in gaps in your wardrobe.
WHAT ARE YOU SHOPPING FOR?
Here’s the math: Wearing a $200 pair of jeans just once a week over a year (or more because they will last that long or longer!) will “cost” you approximately $4 per wear.
WHAT’S THE COST PER WEAR?
Once you try it on you should look like the BEST version of yourself. Anything less than that? Don’t buy it.
HOW’S THE FIT?
Think about what you would want to wear that item with. If you can name at least 6 different outfit ideas, get it. But – if you are struggling to think of anything except jeans to wear it with, put it back on the rack.
WHAT WILL YOU WEAR IT WITH?
Next time you’re out shopping take me along with you (figuratively, I guess…) to help you shop smarter.