9 Smart Clothes Shopping Secrets

What are the secrets to smart clothes shopping?


How do you make a decision about what clothing items to buy?


Besides the clothing fitting you and flattering your shape and body colors, what else should you consider?

Nancy Goldblatt, Wardrobe Wizard of Baltimore



Here are 9 secrets of smart clothes shopping  from personal image consultant, Nancy Goldblatt, “The Wardrobe Wizard of Baltimore.”



1. Look at care tags, if it says “DRY CLEAN ONLY,” the item will be more costly to maintain.  If the item says dry clean without the word ONLY you can hand wash it or even machine wash on gentle cycle.


2. Squeeze fabric in your hand for 10 seconds to see how likely it is to wrinkle. If it bounces back with few or no wrinkles you won’t have to spend time ironing it.



3.  Can you wear it with 2 or 3 items you already own or can you wear it 2 or 3 different ways?



4.  Try it on and sit down in it, raise your arms above you head, raise your arms to your chest with your fists together and elbows out. Then bend over and touch your toes. Does the clothing  item move with you or restrict your movement?



5.  Don’t expect items to fit perfectly.  They will probably need to be altered.  So bring some straight pins with you.    The pins will enable you to see how the item will look after alterations.



6.  If you have had “your colors done,” keep your color chart in your purse so you won’t be wasting your time trying on unflattering colors.

7.   If you have had a face and body shape analysis and have line drawings of your best styles bring your line drawings with you.


8.   If you find a 2 or 3 piece matching outfit get all of the pieces if they are flattering.



9. If you are on a tight budget, get items that are solids and do not have decorative designs or embellishments.  These will be easier to mix and match with your existing wardrobe.



Before I became an image consultant in 1990, I did not know what colors or styles looked good on me and I would spend many hours shopping and trying on things that looked awful on me.

The more things I tried on that looked bad, the worse I felt about myself.



Now that I know my best colors and styles, when I go shopping, I can quickly skim over the aisles.   I usually  only have to try on items to see if they fit.

  This saves me lots of time and my self-esteem remains intact.



Nancy Goldblatt, “The Wardrobe Wizard,” of Baltimore is a professionally trained, personal image consultant.

She specializes in working with women who have lots of clothes and “nothing to wear.”  (After you get a wallet of your best colors, and line drawings of your best styles, “The Wardrobe Wizard,” will teach you how to  shop your own closet.)

Nancy is available to work with groups as well as individuals.  Contact her at Nancy@WardrobeWiz.com

Her blog site is: https://blog.wardrobewiz.com

She works with women located in Baltimore and surrounding areas as well as on-line for long distance customers

She offers a free 20-minute telephone consult to help you decide if her services are right for you.  During the consult you will discover your “Fashion Personality,” and why its important to understand.




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