When going shopping at thrift and consignment stores, sometimes it’s just easier not to have to go all the way to a dressing room to make sure things fit. And if you’re hitting the yard sales, there are no dressing rooms. That’s why when I’m doing some serious bargain shopping I try to wear clothes that are easy to try on things on top of. For example, here’s what I wore to the Upscale Resale bag sale:
What makes up the ideal shopping outfit?
- Close-fitting pants and shirt. I’ve got on yoga capris and a plain t-shirt.
- No jewelry. You don’t want anything to get in the way when you’re pulling clothes on and off.
- Slip-on shoes. I also carry a couple of those little nylon footie things in my purse for trying on shoes.
- No lipstick or heavy foundation. I don’t want to leave makeup stains on every shirt I pull over my head. Today, I just wore Carmex, a little concealer, and some Benefit cheek stain.
This isn’t necessarily a great fashion statement, but it was really useful for trying on clothes. The sale was outside, so being able to just walk around to all the tables, trying on things as I went, was very convenient.
Do you have any tips to add to the list? I’d love to hear them.