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7 Tips to Think About When Shopping for Clothes


Do I need it?

Often we purchase clothes on impulse, we can get caught up in the moment. It looks good, feels good, I’ll buy it. Then we get home and we either have something similar, or it just sits in the wardrobe with the tag on it. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

Where would I wear it?

Always a good idea to stop and think, “would I really wear it, and where to?” Think about your lifestyle, would it suit the type of life you lead. Is it too dressy, formal, young, revealing or just not practical.


Does it suit my shape?

Not matter how beautiful or expensive an outfit may be, unless it suits your shape it won’t do you any favours. Know your shape, try it on.


Can I afford it?

Know your budget!


Will it mix and match?

Think about whether the item will blend in with your wardrobe. Does it match your great jacket, pants or work beautifully over your dress? One piece, can be worked many different ways.

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Try it on?

Do not walk out that door without trying it on. Holding it up, it looks good, feels good, is the perfect colour and right size, BUT in the change room it’s not working. Too tight, too revealing, too short………


Is it my colour?

Colour is really important, it can make you look fresh and alive or yellow, tired, old and grey. Hold the piece up to your face, does it blend in with your own colouring, do you eyes shine, do you have a even glow?



Andi McCann is a trained professional personal stylist, who started her business Andi McCann Personal Styling, through a passion for helping people look and feel better.
Andi has worked with a wide variety of people, focusing on mums and the whole woman.
Andi a mother of 2 children, understands how body shape, confidence, style, and lifestyle, can change after children.
It’s always a privilege to help someone feel good about themselves, by teaching them to dress for their body shape, dress up for their career, manage their wardrobe, find their style, understand colour, or simply take them shopping.
Transforming women through their image is so much more than the clothes, itís a journey that takes you to a great place.
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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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