They say shopping is the best therapy.
All our favourite, vibrant and air conditioned malls
may have a big role to hold this tag high.
But for some of us girls, shopping isn’t at it’s prettiest best
until till we’ve hit the streets!
So here we are,
making sure your next street shopping spree is completely fail-proof.
Avoid Buying Lace, Satin and other fancy fabrics
because when created at a low cost, the fabrics
used in the garments are compromised on,
and it’s very visible in fabrics like lace, satin
Stick to more low-cost fabrics like, cotton and jersey.
Stay away from sequins and overly embellished outfits.
There’s a reason why these outfits are sold for a fraction of a price,
the quality and finish is compromised on
& embellishments like sequins & beads tend to make this very evident.
When buying metal jewellery, make sure the hardware like the chains, locks and clasps
look like they’re of a good standard.
Any rhinestones, or embellishments should be set in claws,
not just stuck in place.
That doesn’t look nice, and you’re at a higher risk of losing individual pieces
as opposed to if they’re set in claws.
While buying shoes, one major giveaway of a cheap looking shoe
is its shape from the front.
When the section from the base of the toes
to the tip of the toes is too long,
the shoe looks like it hasn’t been designed well,
and makes it look a little tacky.
So beware of the long toes!
If you’re buying leather goods, like a bag or a belt,
the finish is super important.
This includes again, the hardware and the stitching.
As far as the hardware is concerned,
be sure not to buy something that has very thin and
flimsy clasps, chains or links.
Thicker, more sturdy looking hardware,
will always make the item look more polished,
besides the fact that it’ll also last you longer.
When we talk about the stitching, we mean
the kind of thread used on the exterior to stitch the bag.
White thread on a coloured bag is a big NO-NO.
Another thing to look out for is dye-sealed edges.
A bag that has this will always look
much nicer than a bag that doesn’t.
It’s a glue sort of thing used to cover all the raw edges of the bag,
and prevent any kind of fraying.
Pay attention to the kind of buttons & closures used.
I’m sure you’ve seen someone wearing a beautiful shirt that has really plasticy,
cheap looking buttons that strip the shirt of all it’s charm.
Now, if you find something really pretty,
with a sad set of buttons or a dowdy zip,
you can always have it changed.
But if you’re someone that’s not going to go through all that effort,
then make sure you look for buttons and closures that don’t disappoint you,
because those can really make or break your ensemble.
Hope these tips help you find those shoes you’ve been trying to find since a while,
or that top you’ve been eyeing on
or even save you a few bucks!
Until next time, stay tuned & stay Glamrs!