8 Shopping Mistakes You Need To Ditch Before You Turn 20

Skip the guilt next time you shop!
by Karen Francisco   |  Mar 30, 2017
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It's no secret that Candy Girls love shopping! After all, it's such a thrill to stack up your wardrobe with new pieces that are fun and on-point, but at the same time, it's also easy to get carried away when it comes to shopping. We're sure there are pieces in your closet with tags still intact or ones that you'll probably never be caught dead wearing ever again (Aren't we all guilty of these?). So to help you manage your shopping obsession, here are some tips to skip the guilt the next time you shop for new clothes!

Getting caught up in sales

Yes, that 50% off can look very tempting, but ask yourself, "Will I ever wear this more than once?" If the answer is no or even a maybe, then skip the deal. You shouldn't waste hard earned money on clothes that you can't picture yourself wearing in the future! 

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Swipe, swipe, swipe!

Credit cards or ATMs are so convenient when you don't have extra cash lying around. It's even more convenient when you're shopping and have to just swipe your debit or credit cards away to make a new purchase. Remember Rebecca Bloomwood in the Shopaholic series? You don't want to end up with a bad habit and a closet full of pieces that won't even see the daylight.

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Taking trends way too far!

Trends are essentials in maintaining a stylish wardrobe, but be careful not go overboard with it. Control your urges and grab only one or two staple trends to fit your wardrobe or else you'll end up with too many unnecessary pieces that can only be worn once. 

Skipping the fitting room.

We know that you've shopped in your favorite store a thousand times, and at this point, you're probably already sure of your style and your size already. However, there's nothing more disappointing than coming home and trying out your new purchase only for it to end up looking way too big or too small on you. Take the time to try out clothes in the fitting room while you can!

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Impulse shopping!

Shopper's remorse always happens when you do impulse buying. After all, it's so easy to get carried away when you’re "in the moment." But if you give in, you will most likely just end up picking up items that you clearly don't need. Break this habit by giving yourself a few days to think if you really need that new pair of slides.

Not being practical.

Do not get distracted by trends too much that you forget to purchase wardrobe essentials. Invest in classic wardrobe staples like a good pair of jeans or a comfy T-shirt instead. These are staples that will last you a long time and pieces that you can wear them in any given day.

Not loving what you get.

Don't get pieces that you "like" or that are just "okay." Get pieces that you love and adore, and you know you'll get multiple wears out of it. Life's too short to have clothes in your wardrobe that you don't really love.

Purchasing clothes for "the future."

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Have you ever bought a dress or a top that you're saving for the future? You tell yourself that you'll wear it when the time comes or if there's a future event. Do not get those pieces ever again! Chances are, you will most likely forget about it and forget that it was ever in your closet in the first place!

What shopping mistakes are you guilty of doing?

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