Back to school shopping is one of the more exciting outings of the year. Knowing that you can actually buy more things than normal is exciting on its own, but throw in some great deals and some great shoes, and you are set for the year. Even if you are not going back to school yourself, you may be shopping with somebody who is, so here are some of my tips of the trade.
Know what you are looking for!
If you walk into the mall or shopping center with no clue what you are doing, you will have a tough time. As with all shopping, it is helpful to make a list of what you need and where you will go to gather all of those things. This way you can have the list with you while you are shopping and check things off as you go.
Avoid trendy items!
Yes, that neon skirt might be totally wearable right now, but in two months you will not be able to pull it off. Avoiding trendy items all together is a good way to make your money go farther, but one or two trendy items never hurt anyone. Just make sure you don’t come home with a bag full of on-trend articles.
Wear something comfortable and practical while shopping!
It does not make sense to wear heels and five hundred layers while shopping, does it? I always like to wear dresses when I am out perusing the stores because as much as the store may not like it, it is easy to slip on pants under or sweaters over. Below are some outfits that would be chic and smart for a day full of shopping.