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Mastering art of smart shopping: Guide to savvy choices

Mastering art of smart shopping: Guide to savvy choices Illustrative photo (Photo: Freepik)
Author: Daria Shekina

Shopping is always about lots of interesting, beautiful, fashionable, but not always necessary things. That's why smart shopping is already an art.

Stylist Eliz Gan's Telegram channel Pocket Stylist, explains what smart shopping is all about.

What is the art of smart shopping?

Often, we pay attention to strange things that attract our focus, but they are not necessary or appropriate. Most often, we buy such items when they are on sale, a clever marketing move.

Sales is a word that triggers most consumers to go shopping in search of new, cool updates. However, it is important to approach this matter with a cool head and know how to use discounts and promotional offers wisely.

Before you start your quest, I want to share my experience and thoughts on what to pay attention to for successful and smart shopping.

Mastering art of smart shopping: Guide to savvy choicesArt of smart shopping (photo: Freepik)


Before going on a hunt for discounts, it is important to understand your needs and true desires.

If you know what you need, it will help avoid getting completely unnecessary items in your wardrobe.

It is recommended to have a shopping list with clear indications of what you specifically need and what you should definitely look for.


Quality helps items have a longer lifespan and a decent appearance even after years of wear.

Pay attention to the fabric, material, stitching condition, fasteners, and whether the fabric pills when rubbed.


Sometimes stores include items that are not in satisfactory condition in their promotional lists. It's important to pay a lot of attention to avoid an unpleasant surprise at home.

When buying any item, be sure to check it for snags, holes, and cosmetic stains, among other things.

Understanding trends

Trends can be short-lived or long-lasting. Before buying an item, analyze whether it will be relevant in the next season and whether it makes sense to buy it at all.


Any item added to your wardrobe should have a partner with which it can form an ensemble.

Create 3-5 sets with the new item and your existing clothes. This will help avoid a problem faced by many women: buying a dress first, and then needing shoes because there's nothing to wear it with.

If the item doesn't match with anything, it might hang on the hanger for a long time without seeing the light of day.