As you shop for clothing and accessories, thing carefully about buying things. It is very easy to get sucked into buying a lot of clothing and accessories that you don’t really need, or buying more than you need. Be mindful of how you feel, because people’s feelings are very complex and lead them to ill-thought-out purchases. For example, do you need any long sleeve performance shirts? Do you need clothes made of certain materials? If you want to buy a pair of trendy boots, why do you want to buy them? Would you be willing to spend money on them if they weren’t being worn by everyone, or if they were portrayed different in ad campaigns? 

Also, think about the practicality of what you are buying. For example, some brands sell clothing and accessories for high prices, yet the products are really not the most practical. Many women wear soft, plush boots that are costly and trendy. However, such boots are highly impractical in intense weather conditions such as intense rain and snow. A lot of clothing and accessories are fashionable, but are not practical, at all, to wear in colder weather. 

You have to be careful about not getting sucked into buying too many things that you don’t need. However, if there is a specific article of clothing or accessory that you happen to really, really, really like, then it is worthwhile to get. Also, if you really need an article of clothing, then it is worthwhile to get. For example, if you are walking around with your pants falling down because you need a belt, and you happen to really like studded belts, then it is reasonable to pay a little more for a studded belt that will both make you feel good about yourself and keep your pants up. However, if there is a really expensive pair of sweat pants that looks identical to the cheap stuff that you can get anywhere else, then it is probably more wise to go for the cheap stuff. 

Another thing to consider is how clothing and accessories look on you, individually. Don’t imagine that you look like someone else when you put on a dress that you want to look good in. Try on clothing, look at yourself in the mirror and be honest with yourself about how the clothes make you look. Nobody is holding a gun to your head and telling you not to buy things that you like. You can buy any accessory or piece of clothing that you want to buy. However, just take note of the fact that other styles or other items might look better on you. Just because a lot of people are rocking a certain outfit, style or accessory, that doesn’t mean that it is the best look for you. Just because something is “socially acceptable” within your clique, that doesn’t mean that it makes you look your best. Also, if a celebrity rocks a style, that doesn’t mean that the style will always look good for you.

 

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