Nov 12, 2021
What’s is up, Fashion Friends? I am here this week to have a tough talk about shopping. Are you shopping forward? Well, don’t you dare let us catch you shopping backward, or Holly swears she will track you down and set you straight with her formula to “Stop Making These Common Fashion Mistakes!”
Recently while working with some of her OG styling clients, Holly noticed some common issues that were causing them to be either stressed out or unsure about what to wear.
The common problem? SHOPPING!
How can shopping be problematic, you ask? Isn’t retail therapy a thing? Well, if you are buying crap you don’t need, or stuff that doesn’t fit you well or praying you will suddenly lose a shoe size in order to shove your foot in those sale shoes, that’s a no from me, dog.
But, not to worry! Holly is here with her Fashion Formula: Shopping Forward vs. Shopping Backward.
What is Shopping Forward? Well, the definition according to Holly is knowledge and planning.
We are 100% happy for you if you’ve got this part of the formula down!
But to be honest, most of us do not. Most are shopping backward, and it will wreak havoc on your style, your confidence and frankly, your ability to get dressed most days.
Shopping Backward is when you:
Are you doing the math yet? Repeat after Holly:
“If you are buying something you do not need just because it's on sale, it's not a good deal.”
Remember, you are in the driver’s seat with your style. Do not let trends and or fast fashion dictate what you wear. Because in the end, you will never wear it.
In other news: we have a big shopping season coming up. It's a lot of pressure to buy things for the holidays. So if you are shopping for yourself, make sure you know what you're looking for.
Holiday Shopping Sanity Tip:
If you don't know what you're looking for, then get some inspo online before you shop. Go on department store websites, denim websites, shoe websites. They all tell you what's new, what's trending, what's hot. And then you can filter for your size, your style, etc.
Speaking of holidays, Hanukkah is coming up super early this year, and Holly will be doing a fabulous Hanukkah giveaway with some amazing indie designers on her social media.
We love supporting women-owned small businesses, so make sure you stay tuned for that.
Next week we're going to be talking about “How to Shop for Your Body Type.” You're welcome! We’ve got your back! I'm your best friend in fashion!
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