What to Wear for a Long Day of Shopping

February 21, 2019

The weekend is just around the corner, and you’ve planned to go on a shopping trip. But what should you wear if you’re planning to try on clothes?

When it comes to going out shopping with friends, family or my own.  I’ve worn a range of outfits which have left me feeling like an influencer who’s been snapped for London fashion week, or someone who has just got up out of bed and chucked whatever on is in sight.

On the occasions, I’ve decided to browse or try on garments on the high street. I’ve realised that I made some terrible choices when it came fitting room scenarios. I wore low denier or printed tights that are asking to get torn and dresses which have an awkward side zip as I wanted to look stylish.

So what did I do to make things easier for me while I strip off behind the curtain?

First of all, I took note on the staple wardrobe pieces which I generally like to try on in shops.  These clothing items tend to be jeans, jumpsuits, tops and sometimes swimwear if I’m planning to go away.

So I knew that I needed something that was quick and easy to remove and wouldn’t smudge my makeup and leave me feeling like a sweaty mess in changing room as we know it gets hot in there!

My go-to outfit at the minute which I label as casual day wear is a look that can be worn for the office on dress down days or for shopping trips. Picking a pair of denim that suits your figure, a cute top, and staple jacket or coat are the basics to a comfortable but yet stylish day time outfit.

I wore my polka dot off the shoulder top with a pair of mom jeans with my studded biker jacket, Doc Martens and mini backpack. As I wanted to wear an outfit which is ideal for lots of walking ( you’ll be surprised how many steps you do ladies and gents when you’re out shopping), brunch or dinner and in my case for evening drinks with my best friend.

TIP- Remember you have the flexibility to change up your shoes and accessories to tailor this to the location you’re visiting and your plans after hunting for bargains.

Shopping wise, I don’t often buy locally on a Saturday due to the high volume of people. However, on occasion, I choose to explore shops which have unique items or vintage clothes. Some of my go-to stores within Leeds are Blue Rinse Vintage,Best Vintage. But I also like some things that are currently in Topshop, River Island and Zara.

I will share more in upcoming posts and videos about my latest hauls and my tips on how to save money and make more sensible wardrobe choices.

In the meantime, you can check out my style guide to dressing for a first date or meal out with your love interest or your mates.

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