The internet is a wonderful invention that has made our lives so much easier to live. From online shopping to paying our bills with the click of a button, it’s added many conveniences that we simply couldn’t live with now.
However, one thing that didn’t catch on until recently is online clothes shopping. While you could always buy clothes online, there were always small issues that prevented it from taking over the physical retail space.
Why online fashion shopping is no longer a chore
Online clothes shopping used to be horrible for several reasons.
Firstly, the returns policies meant that it was very difficult to return anything that didn’t fit. It was also incredibly annoying to look at sizes, pick something that we’d usually fit into, but then realize the brand’s sizes are completely different.
It was also frustrating to look for stores. Even though there were thousands of stores to buy from, it was difficult finding something unique that we couldn’t otherwise just buy from a local store, making it somewhat pointless despite the convenience.
However, that’s all changed.
Returning items couldn’t be easier and there are even returns policies for overseas companies. Sizes are no longer a problem because every brand lists the physical measurements instead of an arbitrary side, and there are so many online boutiques available now from indie designers and lesser-known brands that you’re spoilt for choice. You could even go online and buy something from a completely different country without having to pay ludicrous shipping fees.
Tips to help you find your next outfit
So with that out of the way, here are some tips that will help you find your next outfit.
Don’t be afraid to look at other countries - Buying something and waiting two or more weeks for it to come can seem troublesome, but it’s well worth it because of the choice it opens up. Whether you get something from an up-and-coming Chinese designer or splash your money on an Italian high-end fashion brand, there’s a lot of choice out there.
Get on social media like Instagram - To inspire yourself, look at social media platforms such as Instagram or Twitter and follow people that wear clothes you love. They’ll often post their entire outfits and tell you where they got what they’re wearing. It’s a fantastic way to get inspired and you could even make some friends along the way.
Measure yourself - Get yourself a cheap measuring tape and get your sizes. You want to be able to look at the physical measurements instead of the sizing numbers or letters. This will ensure that you know when to get something slightly larger or something that fits more tightly so you don’t have to return it.
Don’t forget accessories - There are thousands of stores on the internet now that you can get unique fashion from, but don’t forget that there are also plenty of places such as Etsy where you can get unique accessories, and some people even offer customized services to tailor-make accessories, jewellery and clothes for you.