We’re all guilty of making a ridiculously out-of-budget purchase or shopping a little too often for thrifty thrills, but as we’re all getting older, we figure we might as well work on getting a little wiser, too. In this spirit, we went ahead and rounded up the common shopping patterns that might be holding you back.
Scroll down to see if you’re guilty of any, and to check out our solutions.
Bad shopping habit #1:
Baard Lunde for L'Officiel Paris
Newsflash: You may tell yourself you’re going to eat ramen for the next month to afford that purse, but that won’t happen. It’s just plain delusional—trust us, we’ve tried enough times to know. Here’s our guide to what you should be spending on clothes.
Instead, find smart ways to stay on budget, like shopping discount sites such as The Outnet.
Here’s what happens when you continually replenish your closet solely from stores like Zara, Topshop, and H&M: You’ll be pleased with the new additions for a month or two, but then have to start shopping all over again once the trendy items don’t feel quite so current.