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How To Go Shopping For Your Style Without Going Broke!

By Selma Yalazi-Dawani

Even if your a fashion maven, shopping can get a little tricky. Either your at a loss of where to get what you need or the other extreme, you go shopping and spend lots of money, but in the end you have nothing to show for it because you purchased everything that you don't need. It happens to the best of us. We have a style concept in our heads that we try to create, by shopping, but no matter what we buy, we always end up looking the same.

If this sounds like you, then maybe all you need is a plan and a strategy. I can't express this enough. Whether your trying to create a certain look, organize your wardrobe, or pull together the pieces your missing, you need a plan.

First things first... You have a look in your head. You styles are inspired from a whole bunch of places, but in the end you have this certain look your going for, right? Well what is that look. Let's try to break it down. The first thing that you need to do, is gather a couple distinct photos of fashion concepts that you are in love with. This can be from particular runway shows, celebrities, or even someone you saw walking down the street. After examining the photos, try to put into words what you are looking to achieve and what you see in the photos, use adjectives... Glamorous, elegant, sophisticated, boho, laid back, etc. Just make your list.

With these adjectives, I want you to list pieces that you think bring best to life these adjectives. For example, GLAMOROUS = Diamonds, fur, silk, satin, etc. ELEGANT = Black, pearls, sequins, etc. SOPHISTICATED = Pencil Skirt, Power Suit, etc. When you do this, you will see what it is your lacking in your closet.

Go through your clothes and make a list of your favorite items, the ones you are always wearing! At this time, try to also see if how your adjective-item list compares to your actual closet. The new items that you need to make your existing wardrobe A POW effect, the item needs to work three ways with your current clothes.

Are you starting to get the picture now? Things should start to slowly fall into place. Items that you need, whether expensive or cheap start to be clear. THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT TO HAPPEN!! Now with your list in hand, its time to shop!

Again, first things first, you have the strategy, now we need the plan. Take a look at your wish list and keeping in mind your budget, figure out how much you want to spend for each item and also if you can purchase this item now. For example, a diamond bracelet your lusting after is not in the same range as buying a cardigan. Your budget is ready and you know what your on the look out for.

When shopping, dress for shopping. If you'll be looking for a special occasion dress, try to wear or bring undergarments (strapless bra, etc.) to go with the style. Otherwise, wear easy on/off clothes. Also, styled hair and makeup will make looking at yourself in the dressing room mirror just that much easier. Shop by yourself. If you really need a second opinion, bring your camera with you and take a quick snap shot in the mirror with the flash off!

Buy what you need, pass what you don't! Don't let shopping be a struggle it should be fun so enjoy yourself!

About The Author

Selma Yalazi-Dawani is the editor-in-chief for Lumana Online Magazine. A site about beauty, fashion, celebrity style and much more. If you would like to reprint more of her articles, email her for more information... selma@lumana.com... Visit the site to read more articles by Selma and her staff at www.lumana.com You can also join the fashion forum for a daily fashion update.

She likes to play stylist and make-up artist to all her friends in her spare time!

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