When it comes to fashion, our style paints an outer image of our personality. It is our unique way of saying, “Hey world! This is me!” But more often than not when indulging in online shopping, we get caught up in a whirlwind of patterns, color schemes, and designs available to us at our fingertips that we’re lead toward impulse buying rather than selecting clothing styles that suit our every day life.
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
– Rachael Zoe.
Stepping up your personal online shopping game is essential for being able to make the right decisions when you shop. So how exactly do you accomplish that?
Start by asking yourself this very important question: What do you do every day of the week?
Analyzing where you go and what you’re doing throughout the seven-day time-frame allows you to begin visualizing the type of clothing you should invest in. So before you jump into maxing out your credit card, sit back and think about your lifestyle and how it affects your fashion sense on a day-to-day basis.
First: look at your career.
- Can you be found in an office where you have a set dress code or uniform?
For those with a more sophisticated, professional lifestyle, 70% of your wardrobe should consist of work outfits.
- On second thought, perhaps you’re a homemaker or housewife?
If you spend most of your time at home then 70% of your outfit will be more casual wear instead of pants suits and business attire.
- But maybe your career is on the more creative side such as living the life of a hairdresser?
When it comes to professions like this, you have the freedom to wear whatever you like but you also have to maintain a professional image, so it’s recommended that 70% of your style revolve around attracting the type of clients you want to do business with.
Now that we’ve brainstormed how your career affects how you should shop, we’re left with a remainder of 30% to fill with outfits that suit what you do in your downtime.
Activities: time off work.
- Will you be lounging on the couch with a cup of coffee and a good book?
- Going to a cycling class at your local gym?
- Taking a night on the town with your best friends?
- Going further in-depth, how about special events and occasions such as date night with the husband or spending quality family time at that new movie release you’ve been waiting all month for?
- Think about last-minute outings too like running errands, picking the kids up from school, and doing chores along with numerous other daily tasks that seem to pop up.
Knowing what you’ll be up to makes all the difference in whether you need to browse through gym clothes and lounge wear or buy your next party outfit.
As you can see, carrying out a lifestyle assessment before impulsively buying the latest trends on popular online shops not only makes your wallet thicker, it makes for a smarter wardrobe and overall style that fully expresses who you are. You don’t want to have an over abundance of workout clothes when you spend majority of your time in a black business suit just like you shouldn’t let false limits hold you back when you’re working in a career that allows your personality to roam freely and have the sky as your limit. At the end of the day, what you wear is a type of sign language as it impresses the people around you without the need for words. Your outfit reflects who you are, so make sure people are seeing the real you!