How to Shop Like a Stylist This Season
Having the know-how to shop smartly can be developed with preparation before you hit the shops, mindful considerations when selecting items and giving the pieces you love a check over to ensure they’re suited to your lifestyle and natural image.
1. Create a shopping list
This starts at home in your wardrobe, consider the items you would love to be wearing but don’t currently own. And if you don’t know what these items are instantly, start considering what items come to mind when getting dressed each morning.
Do you have a winter dress you would love to wear, but don’t have a pair of boots to wear it with? Do you have a great statement piece but lack the basics to style it with? These items can give you a clear idea of what’s missing from your wardrobe and what items would give you maximum use, helping you develop a clear shopping list.
Transeasonal dresses like this one from Open Secret are a useful wardrobe staple to include in your wardrobe. Easy to layer with a coat or lightweight denim jacket, and dress up or down with summer sandals or winter boots.
Image: Open Secret
For many, the basics are what gives your wardrobe the most versatility, enabling you to wear your special items more frequently, and making getting dressed as simplistic as it should be. Basics are such a fundamental part of our wardrobes so spending more time and investing more of your shopping budget into styles, cuts and fabrics that feel good are well worth it, they’re what you will wear the most!
Image: Just Jeans
Find a range of basics including basic layering tops, great jeans, comfortable knitwear, a denim jacket and a handful of mix and match tops at Decjuba, Just Jeans, Sportsgirl, K-Mart and General Pants Co.
2. Change-room considerations
Once you have your shopping list on hand and have your selection of items, consider how suitable the item is to your lifestyle. Factor in what a typical week or day includes for you, and the outfits you want to wear across these occasions. Ensure the items you have chosen fit into your realistic lifestyle so that you will get the most wear out of them.
Image: Ally Fashion
3. Does the item work for you?
Now that you’re in the change-room and wearing the chosen items, have a look at your colouring. Shop for colours that compliment your natural colouring, including your cheeks, lips, eyes and hair tone. There are lots of beautiful earthy greens, rich maroons, dusty pinks, light denim blues and creamy white neutrals that work for most and are easy shades to integrate into your wardrobe.
You can find a mix of these shades at H&M, Target, Dotti, Ally Fashion, Forever New, Cotton On, Katies, SHEIKE and Sussan.
Also consider the proportions of the items, their length and amount of fabric. You can alter the proportions of an item with simple styling adjustments, like rolling the sleeves on a jacket, cuffing them hem of a pair of jeans or tucking a top in either with a full or partial tuck.
Discover the latest looks from the stores at Narellan Town Centre in the Autumn Winter 21 Catalogue HERE.