How to Master the Art of Fast Fashion

We have all been to stores like Zara and Forever 21…the bosses of the fast fashion industry. They provide us with off the runway looks for a fraction of the cost, and lets be honest, who doesn’t love cute clothe for cheap prices? That being said, we all know setting foot in these stores can be a call for overwhelming stress. With racks filled with different colors, materials and accessories you often find yourself leaving your shopping experience with a little retail anxiety and the desire to take a long, hot bath. But don’t you worry because I am here to teach you all about mastering the art of fast fashion with four simple tips!

Welcome to Fast Fashion 101! The following are helpful tips and tricks to keep in mind when taking a stroll to the mall for some retail therapy:

Know What You Want

Knowing what you want before walking into Forever 21 is key! In stores so big and filled with merchandise it’s easy to forget what you came to shop for. Plan outfits for events, trips or everyday looks prior to your shopping spree. Are you looking for cute booties for a party next weekend? Or a plain white T-shirt? Jot everything down in a cute little notebook. This way you use your time efficiently and take a ton of pressure off your shoulders.

Read the Reviews

If you followed the first step and know what you want, you should be able to log onto any store’s online site and read the reviews of the pieces you are looking for. Customer reviews are helpful and honest; use this to your advantage the next time you go shop till you drop!

Pick the Nudes

Go for the neutrals! They are easier to wear and style from season to season. Bright colored clothing may often look cheap when being bought from fast fashion stores. Unless you are completely confident in your bright yellow and orange Forever 21 jacket, skip it and keep on looking for something bigger and better!

Care and Caution

This step is simple but very often forgotten. Be delicate when it comes from pieces bought from fast fashion brands. When getting ready to wash your clothing, read the labels found within them to know how to handle what you are about to wash. Treating your pieces with care can expand their lifespan, allowing you to get the best for your buck!

What tips do you have for fast fashion shopping? Let me know in the comments below!