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By Sandhya Jeremiah Dung

Shopping is a basic skill, that is often used almost every week. Some of us might execute this adventurous task very smoothly, while some of us, is indecisive and might be a complete mess when it comes to shopping. A lot of us might even shop in bulk, during the sale period and then regret the bad buy in the hindsight. We’ve all been in this position, none of us are born with the mastery over shopping. To resolve all your shopping problems here are some of the shopping tips that you could utilize to avoid even a single bad buy day at your shopping spree. Here goes your list of tips :

Plan a Budget

Planning a monetary budget about your expenditures is really important. Why? If you don’t have a budget, obviously you’ll keep on buying things that you lay your eyes upon and that is not right. To limit your spending, the best way is to plan a budget and most importantly stick to that budget.

Execute a list prior to your shopping spree

Another important aspect with regard to shopping is to plan a list of items you require, prior to your visit. This helps you to avoid buying unnecessary items while your shopping. Just brainstorm all the necessary items you urgently need and pen them down on a paper, along with your planned budget. Executing the prepared list will simplify your shopping experience.

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Don’t fall into this trap of “Sale”

SALE SALE SALE; We all are familiar with the prevalent sale offers in the market. Ideally, it appears as the best period to shop in bulk, but on the other hand, it isn’t. Behaviorists say, people, tend to buy way more unnecessary items during Sales than in any normal circumstance and then regret buying loads of items later. Although, no doubt the sale period offers us discounts over items, yet it is not beneficial to shop much during sales, as there is a tendency to shop more and more (and usually there’s no end to this).

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Think and Buy

So if you happen to go on your shopping adventure without any budget plan or any prior list, the only tip that will prevent you from creating blunders is using your presence of mind rationally and logically and decide what is necessary and what isn’t.

Have a good Company

Experts observed, that when someone accompanies us while shopping we are bound to make some mistake. Shopping alone is suggested in order to prevent these mistakes that might lead to a bad buy day. Be it shopping expensive things just to reflect on the other person about your lifestyle and forgetting the items you yourself required to shop, to even buying items that the accompanied person might have convinced you to buy. So the best option is to buy alone and be satisfied with it.

Set a time limit

One of the most useful methods, to avoid having a bad buy day is to set a time limit whenever you go shopping. Just set a timer on your phone as per your convenience but with lesser leniency. This will help you balance your shopping experience and even save your time while preventing you from lurking around the food departments.

Don’t buy when you are in a rush

Summing up all the above-mentioned tips, certain precautions can be taken to avoid your shopping experience to end on a bad note. Avoid buying when you’re already in some hurry. You must be acquainted with the popular phrase ‘HURRY MAKES CURRY’. Take that into consideration and prefer a suitable time when you can shop comfortably with ease. Besides this, you should also avoid shopping when you’re feeling the negative emotions such as when you’re upset, angry, stressed, etc.

Although certainly, it may relieve your stress or anger, in turn, your shopping experience could become complete havoc.

Hence, try to avoid these tips and follow the tips mentioned above, to kick off any bad buy day.

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Written by Amarnath Siddaraddi | Updated: September 10, 2020 02:56:02 pm

Dressing 101: Who doesn’t want to look good? Looking Good also helps in improving our confidence level and makes us feel better. What we wear speaks more than our words. Although what we wear is upon us, one must keep in mind to wear appropriate clothing for the event one is attending. Here, we have filtered upon simple clothing tips for big events one usually participates

The dressing for big events includes the functions like

  1. Corporate events
  2. Family Events

Dressing – Corporate events

Corporate events like launch functions, Business meetings, or any other kind of gathering are always professional. The instincts of a person are upheld. The more he/she dresses up the more personality is emerged.

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BREGEO Men’s Cotton Casual Blazer

  • Fit Type: Slim Fit
  • Front: Single button, Back:Single Cut
  • Cloth: Blazer Fabric Is SHINY
  • SIZE GUIDE : Blazer Size should be “6” Inch Over Your Jeans Waist Size (For Eg : If you Wear a “30” size Jeans your blazer size should be “36”) – Note : Blazer Sleeve length and Waist area are alterable

The men are always advised to wear a formal dress. Most often, the blazer is suited. If not a blazer, then formal wear like Dark pants and light-colored shirts.

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Shozie Men’s Formal Shoes

  • Closure: Lace Up
  • Shoe Width: Medium
  • Material – Patent Leather
  • Lifestyle: Executive Formal & Daily Wear
  • Stylish and comfortable
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
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HORNBULL Men’s Leather Wallet and Belt Combo

  • This combo gift set comes with an elegant formal belt and a wallet. made of exclusive leather, well designed by skilled handcraft man, durable cloth lining used in wallet designed to accommodate maximum needs. belt is a size that can be adjusted as per waist size
  • Ideal for men and boys. The width of the belts is 35 mm.the buckle design and colour may vary. buckle, made in real leather strap, suitable for formals

The color of the shoes and belt must be matching. Recommended that to wear an analog watch. Keep a clean beard or shave it properly.

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KARF Women’s Formal Blazer Black

  • Fit Type: Regular Fit
  • Two Buttoned Blazer
  • Excellent Designing
  • Specially designed for Business Meetings, Offices , Professional Gatherings and Students.
  • Solid Color
  • Full Sleeves

Women are advised to wear formal with a blazer. The formal pant or a skirt is also advisable. Light make up on the face is best suitable. The nails must not be shabby and little heels are good.

Dressing – Family events

Family Functions like Marriage ceremony, Engagement Ceremony, or any other ceremony are always to look best and have the moments to cherish with the Family members.

Both men and women are advised to wear the best traditional wear in their wardrobe. Along with the colorful dresses wear the matching jewelry to make yourself bright. Something that is similar to that of below

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Vastramay Men’s Black Cotton Blend Sherwani Set

Suitable for: Party, Weddings, Regular Wear, Celebrations, Occasions, Festivals, Lohri, Makar Sakranti, Baisakhi, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Dussehra, Diwali, Navratri, Pooja, Christmas, Onam, Ganesha, and Gifting.

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Ethvilla Women’s Pure Silk Semi-Stitched Lehenga Choli

Lehenga is equally traditional, stylish, and versatile. A smart cut on a lehenga can elevate your style and balance your look. It’s the right garment if you want to go traditional or experiment with a new look. The intricate stitching of this lehenga choli along with the fabric and embellishments makes for a versatile look that you can recycle at weddings, parties, and festivals.

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“Let’s go for shopping”, I think this one sentence can drive some people crazy. You can make your wife or girlfriend, children even your friends ecstatic just by offering them this idea. Everyone loves to shop, their choice of the shopping stuff can be different but the excitement can be common just with a difference in levels of excitement. But we sometimes resist ourselves from shopping just after realizing the prodigious amount of bills. So in this blog, you are going to find how you can save money while shopping for your favorite clothes and utensils.

So here are some super tips which can actually help you in saving money

Tips to save while shopping for clothes.

If you are brand obsessed but it costs you so much that you can’t buy many things at the same time then the best time to shop is to wait for the end of the season sales. You can buy those things really at a cheaper cost because the discount offers are really good at these times.

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You can also try local markets, it’s a myth that the material and quality of clothes in local markets are cheap but that’s not true at all. You can also find clothes for your desire there.

Also read, Fashion 2020 – Comfort is the new Fashion and 5 effective Hacks

You can save money on clothes also by getting your clothes stitched by local tailors. These will cost you really nothing as compared to simple tops, shirts, and kurtas at outlets. You just have to select the fabric of your choice and design for your attire.

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Also read, 4 Comfy Fashion industry trends you should try

Tips to save money on Accessories.

The best way to save money on accessories is to avoid buying them in pieces, try to buy utensils in bulk or sets. You can also try buying them from a person who makes utensils himself. You can get an extra benefit here like you can customize them accordingly and it is usually cheaper than that we buy from retailers.

Talking about the best time to buy accessories in India is to buy them at Diwali time. The shops’ offers are really good at that time. They launch different kinds of schemes and discounts.

In order to save money, you can directly buy accessories online from the manufacturers. Here, in this case, you don’t need to pay extra money that you pay to the retailers, and also the traveling and handling cost can be saved.

Also read, Slim women look stunning with these 6 tips

Have you ever heard of sustainable fashion? It’s a hot topic that becoming more and more popular nowadays, thanks to the pollution problems that the fashion industry is creating.

Sustainable Fashion

Over the past few decades, consumers are buying and discarding considerably more outfits. Between 2000 and 2014, clothing production round the world doubled, with shoppers purchasing approx. 60 percent more garments.

The apparel industry is liable for 10 percent of the total carbon emissions and 20 percent of its wastewater production which is the second-largest polluter of water. And in the end, only a few of these clothes are recycled, most of them end up in landfills. The important thing is that we should take small steps.

There’s plenty to cover when it comes to sustainable living, so just by taking a small step will make a difference in the long run. You would possibly be thinking, how do I start doing this? Well here’s just a very broad view of the small step which you can take and start a sustainable capsule wardrobe.

What is a Capsule Wardrobe? A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of items that never go out of fashion. If you begin shopping with a capsule wardrobe frame of mind, you will always be on the right path in starting a sustainable wardrobe. Here, I am providing some of the things you can do to lessen your effect on the environment when it comes to clothing:

Buy Natural Fibre – Being Sustainable

The most harmful fabrics within the apparel industry are made up of synthetic materials (polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc.) and use/release thousands of toxic chemicals during production. Synthetic textiles are oil-based products and are basically a derivative of plastic, meaning they’re not going to biodegrade. Always buy clothing made up of natural fibers (like wool, cotton, linen, silk, hemp, etc.) and not synthetic fibers.

Quality over Quantity

Giving preference to quality over quantity will help your items last longer so, choose items wisely and invest in quality. Thus quality material sustains for a long time thereby indirectly helping in Sustainable development.

Myntra also provides quality products with great offers, to grab one click here

Donate

It is estimated that only 15% of unwanted clothes are recycled and approx. 10 million tons of cloth ends up in the landfill every year. Now a day’s people think that material things are a souvenir to prove certain status in your life. Delete that from your mind. If you had some dress in your closet for more than one year and you never used it, give it to somebody else who needs it.

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Avoid Trends, Buy Classic

The most sustainable thing you can do, when it comes to clothing is to buy an item and wear it frequently for as long as possible. Buying new styles is the worst thing you can do. Think about it like this, to make a new garment, a farmer needs to plant cotton seeds. To control pests he will apply pesticides and finally harvest it with large equipment, then ship the material to a processing plant.

The processing plant then uses a full lot of water, chemicals, and huge machinery to treat the material and get them ready for weaving. This treated material is then shipped to a textile mill where it will be treated with chemicals to turn it into a textile. The textile is then shipped all over again to a sewing plant, which then uses more water, oil, and huge machinery to turn the textile into a garment.

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This garment is then hung in stores that flash neon signs so as to draw your attention and convince you to buy that product. You buy it and wear it 1-2 times before the trend is announced as “over”. Then that garment is considered as garbage and all energy and resources that went into its creation are wasted. This is happening each second, of each minute, of each day.

Buying Second Hand Buying

Second-hand outfits are the best way to shop sustainably. It slows down the production of new clothing and releasing of waste and toxic chemicals as well as keeps clothing out of landfills. 6. Size and Alterations One of the biggest reasons behind discarding outfits is its fitting.

Never buy the outfits of the wrong size, even if it’s on a huge discount. You will never wear it. Also, having a basic knowledge of tailoring will help you altering your clothing to fit properly rather than throwing it up. I hope the above-mentioned points had inspired you and removed a few stereotypes about what being sustainable means. If you had read the entire article, you’re already a much better person than the typical online shopper.