Online Shopping Hacks for Busy Fashion Insiders

The way you dress says a lot about you, especially if you work in the fashion industry. You want to instantly showcase your abilities with your sense of style. Your choice of outfit will draw people to you, and speak louder than words ever could.

But there’s no time for lengthy shopping trips when you’re trying to establish your own business. Thankfully, online shopping offers the perfect solution, especially if you know these online shopping hacks…

1 Use Trusted Websites
Online shopping is a great time-saver, but it can be fraught with dangers, particularly if you’re using a site you’ve never used before. Stick with trusted websites – ones that you recognise and have a good reputation.

Look for the padlock icon in the search bar of your browser for extra confidence that the website is trustworthy.

Want to buy statement pieces from smaller brands? Choose websites such as SilkFred, which offer a safe way to shop hundreds of unique, independent brands, with the security of knowing that you are shopping with a larger and more protected site.

2 Build a Versatile Wardrobe
Your wardrobe should work as hard as you do. Search for multi-wear pieces that you can mix and match to create a capsule workwear collection that will carry you anywhere.

Satin tops and blouses are a great choice, as they can be paired with jeans, cigarette pants or even statement skirts. We can’t get enough of this tobacco coloured blouse featuring a scattered print, which will give your wardrobe a high-fashion upgrade.

Spend less and wear more. It’s better to have just 10 pieces that you really love in your wardrobe than 50 pieces that you don’t love, or don’t really get any wear from. Shop wisely, and only go for pieces you know you will wear for years to come.

3 Budget, Budget, Budget!
Online shopping is like managing any other aspect of your business – it’s important to know what you’re looking for and to budget accordingly. Create an itemised budget of what you can afford to spend on each piece, and don’t be afraid to compare prices before you buy. There’s so much choice online these days that you can afford to be super selective.

If you want to make maximum impact on a minimum budget then look for sale pieces and ‘essentials’ ranges. We love this simple white blouse, which is a versatile wardrobe staple that’s perfect for so many different dress codes, and costs just £20.

4 Shop Anywhere
Finally, there’s no reason to be nervous about shopping from the comfort of your mobile phone. It is a myth that your laptop or PC is a safer online shopping option than your mobile device. Make deadtime work for you by browsing online during your morning commute, or while you’re waiting in line for lunch.

Use apps or mobile optimised websites to make the process as seamless and easy as possible. You’ll look awesome everywhere you go, and you’ll save hours shopping online rather than traipsing around a shopping centre!


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