As much as we love it - shopping can feel like a chore sometimes, and that feeling totally sucks. It should be a fun experience that inspires you to try new things and feel great about your new purchases. Here are our top 5 tips to make for a great trip to the mall!
1. Go in the Morning
Malls are less busy, stores are more stocked. It relieves some of the stress when going into a neatly organized, empty store and you can just focus on you, and what you went in there to buy. Plus your mind is more at ease and thinks more clearly because you're just getting your day started (great for avoiding those impulse buys).
2. go in with a goal
Shopping is definitely seen as a leisure activity - and it can be, however going in with a set idea of what you're looking for will cut down your stress levels and time. If you know you're looking for a pair of dark wash skinny jeans, go into the store and narrow down your options. Browsing entire stores can make you feel overwhelmed and forget what you're there to do.
3. Don't go Feeling like Sh*T
Going shopping after a long, hard day or after a break-up is a big no-no. Think of it like emotional eating... You tend to lose some common sense and end up binging. Try to avoid this if possible, and go shopping when you're feeling your best self, you'll be in a better state of mind!
4. look good, feel good
We've all done it: gone to the mall looking like we just rolled out of bed. I'm definitely not saying to go full glam-squad ready for a day of shopping, but it makes a difference when trying on your clothes if you feel good about your hair that day, or the outfit your already wearing. Trying clothes on can be a stressful task, and when you change back into sweats and a t-shirt, it could entice you to possibly (impulsively) buy everything you just tried on.
5. Get some inspo
It's always helpful to rip pages out of a magazine if you see something you like, or screenshot an Instagram picture so you have it in your camera roll for when you shop. That way if you're feeling stuck at the mall, you'll have some back-up ideas! This really helps when you're looking for an outfit for a certain event or occasion.