When you are helping your friends shop, you have fun boosting their confidence and ultimately finding items that reflect their personality! So why is it so hard for us to find the confidence to style ourselves or shop for new looks? 

The answer is, we are our own worst critique. We look in the mirror, and instead of finding the positives in the reflection, we immediately look for flaws. So read this blog with an open mind and have fun with the adventure shopping creates! This blog will give you confident tips for your next shopping spree!

Styling yourself can be difficult, so how do we make it fun?

Find Inspiration

Walking into a store can be overwhelming, especially when you have no clear direction for the clothing items you want to purchase! So the first thing I do before going to any store is hopping on Pinterest to find style inspiration! Search “Summer Styles,” “Curvy Fashion,” “Aesthetic Style,” “Boho Looks,” etc. 

Search keywords for the vibe you want your outfit to create! If a specific profile on Instagram embodies a style you adore, take inspiration from their page! How do they style an oversized shirt? How do they accessorize? Use their tactics to create your own style!

Look for Deals

Sometimes when shopping, it can be difficult to justify a purchase. We may love the item, but in the back of our mind, we may be screaming, “No! You don’t need to spend money!”. So ease your conscience by seeking out the deals, BOGOs, clearance section! You never know what you may find, and you’ll feel better when you ultimately take the item home! 

Remember, you will never enjoy a shopping spree if you can’t let go of a negative body image. Walk into the store or scroll online with an open mind and an optimistic approach to each item that piques your interest. 

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July 12, 2021 — Nicole Diedrich