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5. What are some shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?

If it gives you joy just to look at it, get it - don’t worry about how often you’ll wear it. If you love it and it fits great, get it in more than one color.

I pick one color and only look for items in that color.

Don't buy it if you don't love it. If it doesn't make me joyful when I put it on if I think "I can make this work," I don't buy it. That's the stuff that sits in your closet with the tags on.

I only ever wear open-toed shoes year around...whether heels, sandals, or slides around the house but I know most women can't do that because they need sneakers for working out or love their boots in the winter. I also wear skirts rear around (with tights, stockings in winter) and I know a lot of women can't do that.

I cannot bring myself to wear previously owned shoes

I only buy things that fit and that make sense in my closet. I think it's a good rule.

I buy fast fashion but I shouldn't.

I don't think I have any.

I don’t buy low rise pants as they are not flattering on my figure (muffin top city). I also do not buy empire waists - i have large breasts and they are very unflattering. I think it’s better to have it cinchyin around my natural waist - not tight under my boobs.

But some women can pull those off

you pick things that are out of reach, you might drop it on the floor, it is embarrassing to do that.

Impulsive shopping. I'm very

buy conscious, buy quality, longer it serves you the better

I have no shopping rules. I buy what I love

I make good impulse purchases when slightly tipsy. Buy things because they are practical/on sale, not just that you like them.

Don’t go with a list of needs. Go with an open mind and take the time to find something you love.

I go for practical and wearable over fun and crazy. But sometimes you need fun and crazy.

Shop tailored and petite.

I stick to the same colour palette which sounds boring but it’s how I look best

thrift almost all your clothing. hang almost all your clothes in outfits and then from that -- figure out fashion holes -- ie a skirt basic enough that you can wear with all your tops.

never buy patterns. no bright colors, no white, no pastel. no cheap materials.

everything should be comfortable enough to lounge in at home, and professional enough to wear to an office. ideally.

I like to buy pre-owned, online because of the convenience, and you can buy better quality items for the price - searching specifically for what you want/need instead of going into a thrift store and not knowing what you will find. You can get some unique great pieces, some from all over the world...however, since you can't try things on first, you can also make some mistakes and waste money!

My clothing purchases are pared down to about six or so colours and I want to get down to a palette of four or less. It makes dressing more simple and I only like certain colors on my body anyways.

Going shopping when you are seeking to fill a void.

I give myself a budget.

I feel like I'm all over the place in terms of style categorization. I go from streetwear to j. crew, masculine to feminine. I buy things that I am drawn to and like. This has perhaps led to my current all-over-the-place closet. I crave cohesive fashion.

I would always recommend not buying from fast fashion and other non-ethical brands, including luxury brands. I follow that rule. It's sometimes hard but always worth it.

I will recommend others not to follow what other people are doing or shopping or which shop they go

Only buy something if you can see yourself wearing it every day.

Pick up whatever you like and try it on

If you haven't spent money in a while you can buy that overpriced item, this time.

I care about the numeric size printed on a clothing tag, and I'm more likely to buy an item that's vanity-sized. I absolutely despise this fact about myself.
I think women who purchase an item that fits and flatters without getting caught up in the clothing size are more evolved than myself.

I find shops overwhelming, so I look online first and identify some items I want to try in real life, and then when I get to the shop I look for those items straight away. It helps avoid sensory overload.

I don't know! I cannot answer this question.

I only buy new things when I sold old things and I only buy from small (women) businesses, local, sustainably produced or second hand but I reckon I would recommend these to others. knowing that every thread you wear has been lovingly crafted by a strong woman makes you feel like a stronger woman too

Not buying a shirt or dress that is too tight on the boobs.

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