“Shopping is my cardio” Carrie Cradshaw used to say to her friends when they were encouraging her to shop online.
By far more social, funny and exciting, brick-and-mortar stores seem to lose ground to the e-commerce in a sale contest.
Being a mom with a full time job and running a full time business has drastically reduced my shopping time. On the other side the e-commerce has been developed so much in the passing decade and there are plenty of gorgeous online shops with infinitely bigger and better choices.
But how to be sure that you're investment is worth? Maybe it doesn’t fit well or the colour is not exactly what you’ve seen in the picture…That bag is absolutely gorgeous but pretty expensive and you can see it only on a website…
If you ask yourself all those questions as well, here are a few tips that will help you to get more confidence when purchasing online.
1. Use influencers for inspiration
Social media is overloaded with Bloggers, Instagramers or Pinterest hunters. Many of those personal style bloggers are pretty good and won’t risk their reputation featuring bad items. Find a few that identify with your style and use them as inspiration.2. Know what fits you like
Know before you start shopping online what fits you like, what makes you feel comfortable, which colours are working for you. Think also about what will you wear with and don’t buy something that you can’t mix in your wardrobe.
2. Check out the return policy
Get prepared and read the return policy before you order. This is really important. Pay attention to free returns, how long you have until you need to send the product back (at least 14 days) or if there is a refunding fee.
3. Research the materials
Reading the labels to check the materials is a very useful habit wherever you’re shopping, not just in online. Try to avoid any materials you know that feels itchy, stuffy or uncomfortable. Go for natural fabrics even if they are more expensive. There is nothing worse than a piece of fabric that feels like sandpaper.
5. Avoid scam sites
If something is too good to be true than it probably is. Stick to brands you already know, where you bought before and you can trust the quality. Don’t forget that less is more and go for quality instead of rubbish cheap items.