I have to preface that this may come off kind of cocky/conceited. While that is not EVER my intention I understand that people read things without hearing tone and inflection. They also read things they way the want to understand/believe it.
With that said...I have spent the last nine years of my life working in the Fashion Industry after receiving my BA in Fashion merchandising/business. I held many different positions and all of them taught me something incredibly valuable. While I would never call myself an expert I feel that I have the experience and education to really be able to share and help others define themselves through their style. I continue to immerse myself in Fashion, trends and memorize key pieces. As I blog and continue to hone my personal style I become more and more particular. Shopping really is an art. While that may sound silly I have found that there are many layers that go into a shopping experience. Many people LOATHE shopping (that may seem crazy to us Fashionista's) and shy away from it. Besides being mentally prepared (that is a whole blog series...OOOOoooo an idea ;)) you have to dress the part for a successful trip. When I say dress the part I am not suggesting you have to LOOK a certain way, I know many people think that and feel judged. I think you should wear particular pieces and proper undergarments to feel comfortable in the dressing room, under the fluorescent lights and in front of the mirrors.
I mentioned that I had a shopping trip with fellow blogger, Kristen, and I wanted to make sure that I was dressed comfortably for our shopping experience. Today's outfit is an example of MY "perfect" shopping outfit. I tend to favor a button up top because they are easy to take off (mine has snap buttons) and put on. It is also a piece that I wear with pants, skirts and shorts so I can get an idea of outfits that I already have or can create. I think wearing a camisole underneath is always a good idea. Every person should wear bottoms that they wear the most frequently. It can be slacks, jeans, a skirt or leggings. I chose jeans because I wear them 80% of the time. I also leaned towards a trend color to continue to challenge myself to branch out and try on different colors/patterns/combinations. Slip on shoes like flats or sandals are the best choice when shopping. No muss, no fuss. While I am a total heels girl I wear flats for long, marathon shopping trips. I will wear heels when shopping for certain pieces; for me that would be dresses, skirts and pants/slacks. I know my body and what lengths look best on my body type. It has taken a lot of trial and error to figure out what looks best. I also know that heels make me look better in a lot of clothing choices I make. I always wear my best bra and underwear. Having proper undergarments can make or break an outfit. These tips have helped me have positive and successful shopping experiences. I hope they help you!
What I Wore:
Jeans: Old Navy 'Rock Star'
Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Rumer'
Rings: Kendra Scott 'Rana' (ON SALE!!) and 'Shelby' (similar, I have this color aslo) both in Black Onyx
Watch: Michael Kors 'Runway'
Sunnies: House of Harlow 'Chelsea'