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Stressed to Impress

February 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion

Rachel Burton

An experience that evokes agony or ecstasy, regret or satisfaction, shopping for clothes is something we all have to do. After decades of dressing people for a living, I’ve learned a few things that can help to heighten your experience while keeping you sane.

Define your needs. What essential piece(s) are you missing from your wardrobe, and how much are you willing to pay for it? Ask yourself what shop or boutique would most likely carry what you’re looking for.

Know your body type. Sometimes this is tricky because some of us tend to focus entirely on our flaws, which leads to a distorted sense of our shape. But knowing how to wear what’s right for your body type is essential to making it look its best. Attend a workshop or catch a fashion makeover show to learn the basics. Read more