Styles evolve—don't hold yourself back by choosing the same things over and over again.4. Trust me, if there's anyone who'd much rather shop in her sweats with no makeup on, it's me. Think about it this way: If you're trying on a pretty date-worthy dress over a sports bra with a nest of unwashed hair on your head and a shiny T-zone, you're sort of setting yourself up for failure. It's also important to try on a variety of silhouettes (midi skirts, high-waisted trousers, boxy tees, crop tops, shift dresses, etc.), so you have an idea of which styles tend to work best for your body. In other words, beautiful prints, lu leather handbags, meticulously designed shoes, and avant-garde silhouettes look as expensive as they are. Save your cash for that perfect Christopher Kane print, and score your tank tops and leggings at H&M.
Or maybe you have a family wedding this weekend and need to score that perfect modest-but-cool-but-also-elegant dress in two days.Whatever the case, if you're looking for something specific, chances are, you're not going to find it. The key is to shop often and not in bulk, so when you happen to stumble across a denim vest that you can literally wear with everything in your closet, you buy it…even if that wasn't what you had in mind for the day.Eventually, you'll find that you've scooped up a very balanced wardrobe over time. While I do believe that there's something to be said for staples like black pants or flat sandals or a white button-down, I don't believe in buying something just because you think you're supposed to.Slow and steady wins the race—that's what they say, right? The truth is a wardrobe can survive (and thrive) without a pair of plain black pumps or a tailored blazer.
From there, you really just need one thing to wear it with and you're good to go. You really don't know how something is going to look on you until you try it on…for better or worse.This will encourage you to shop outside of your comfort zone, and chances are, you'll start finding more things that will go with that new piece. Sometimes a piece is stunning on the hanger but just doesn't look right on your frame and sometimes it's the other way around.