Most people know, women and men alike, that shopping for clothing and the latest fashions can be a pain. From getting to the store, looking at the price tags, to trying the stuff on and getting it home, there are many things that can get in the way.
Each change of seasons means different clothes. If you’re lucky enough you can still fit into the stuff you wore last year. But if not, or if those close are all but worn out, you are going to have to venture to the clothing store sooner or later.
When it’s time to go shopping for your new fashion wardrobe, or at least a piece of clothing or two, you’ll want to keep these tips in mind so that you can have a safe and less stressful trip to the clothing store!
Don’t Be In A Hurry
You may be dreading the trip to the clothing store, but don’t let that make you do something dangerous and not pay attention. First off, follow the speed limits and don’t be a distracted driver. Know where you are going ahead of time so you don’t have to play with the maps feature on your phone.
Depending on the season, there may be outdoor safety factors when it comes to driving and walking. Take your time. You don’t want to slip and fall in the winter or trip on cracks in the concrete in the spring after the thaw.
According to some information on one law site, if your slip or trip and fall at a business, inside or outside, they could be liable for your injuries. But why cause them and yourself grief if just slowing down a little could have prevented the accident.
Leave The Kids At Home (Unless You Are Shopping For Them)
Anyone with kids knows they can be stressful when it comes to shopping sometimes. “I want this,” and “I want that,” are likely things you’ll hear often. If you’re not even there to buy them anything they’ll want to know when you’re going home as well.
It helps to have a plan set if you need to take the kids. Don’t bother with trying stuff on, you don’t want them bouncing around in the dressing room and you can’t leave them in the cart. Get what you need and go, you can always make returns tomorrow. Know what you’re looking for ahead of time even if you are shopping for them.
Always Try Stuff On
OK, while the last tip said to not bother trying stuff on when you have kids with you, that’s the only exception to the rule. Don’t dismiss trying something on just because there is a line at the dressing rooms, you absolutely know it will fit (you don’t, because things always fit different), or you’re just in a hurry.
If you’re in a hurry now, how stressed are you going to be when you have to come back to the store to return your item just because it didn’t fit? Save the stress and hassle now and just hit the dressroom.
Always Hold On To Your Receipts
Just in case you do get an item home and it doesn’t fit, you want to have the receipt on hand. Also, try to keep the tags on your items until you’re actually ready to wear them for the day.
There are many reasons to return clothes. Maybe that dress didn’t go with your shoes, or maybe the outfit looked far better in store lighting than in real life. Whatever your reason, receipts and tags can save you stress and headaches.
Take your time when you go shopping. It should be a fun experience, not a chore!