I am guilty of buying clothes and letting them sit in my closet with the tag on them and so are a lot of people. I wanted to stop wasting money and make better clothing purchases that make more sense. At the beginning of this year I made sure to be more aware of my purchases. When I go shopping this are some of the rules I try to follow.
What do I need?
When shopping I try to think about what I need rather than what I want. Do I need the same shirt in two different colors? No not really. Most likely if I get those two shirts I will still end up liking one color more than the other and only wear that one and the other will just sit in my closet. What you need v.s. what you want will be hard to overcome because everything is so freaking cute and you want it all in your closet but trust me going clothes shopping with a plan really helps.
Knowing your style can also help you save a lot of money when it comes to buying clothes. I don't know how many times I have brought something thinking that I would like it just to try something different and never wear it. If you know your style than stick with it, you know what looks good on you so don't waist your money trying out something else.
If your looking for something specific like a wrap dress, try shopping around and look for the best deal. If you are gonna spend money than at least get the most bang for your buck. I mean who isn't down for a sale!
Don't Shop Trends
With new trends popping up every 5 minutes it is hard not to get sucked up in buying each one. A good thing to remember is that trends will leave as fast as they came and when they do leave you'll be stuck with the clothes that are not longer relevant or on trend. Stick with buying pieces that are timeless it will be easier on your pockets.