Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I checked out a fun book from the library, InStyle instant style, which has a lot of fun tips and pointers for finding clothes that work for you, organizing your closet and shopping. Here are a few quick pointers on shopping.
1. Shop for the here and now. "Never shop thinking, I'll lose a little and it will fit," says Tracey Ross of the Tracey Ross Boutique in Los Angeles. "Buy for the moment you're in."
2. Test drive. Squat and sit in pants. Swing arms front and back when trying on a jacket. Arch your back slightly to judge a fitted blouse. And stroll in shoes on a hard surface and carpet.
3. Know your price. When you find a miracle worker, like the work pants that make you look two inches taller, buy at full price. As for the sale rack: it's not a bargain if you won't wear it.
4. Don't give in. Ask yourself five key questions about the item you're trying on, recommends New York stylist Dayna Spitz: Do I love it? Do I feel great in it? Does it fit me well? Does it flatter me? Do I have at least two things to wear with it?