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Retail Therapy Tips For Mums: How To Stay On Trend When You’re Pushed For Time

November 22, 2016

Do you love fashion, but find it hard to get to the shops? If you’re a parent, the days of wandering around shopping centres at a leisurely pace are probably long gone. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t stay on trend. Here are some top tips to help you be en vogue when you’re pushed for time.

Internet shopping

Internet shopping is such a blessing for modern parents. Gone are the days when it’s impossible to buy anything without getting the whole tribe ready for an impromptu trip to the shops. Now, you can order virtually anything from anywhere. All you need is a phone or tablet and Internet access. You can choose the pieces you want, add them to your basket, and pay. Next thing you know, a courier is knocking at your door holding your parcels.

The Internet doesn’t just provide you with convenience. It’s also opened us up to a much better range of products. On the high street, you’ll probably find a few shops that you love to visit every time. But online you’ll find a much larger number of retailers. You can choose from independent boutiques or sites that feature hundreds of different brands. When you’re shopping online, you can also see the outfits on the models. This can give you an idea of how they look without trying items on.

Internet shopping can also enable you to try new trends for less. Many retailers offer discounted prices and flash sales online. This means you can stock up on seasonal must-haves without breaking the bank. If you’re not sure what will suit you, you can bulk order and then send items back. Many sites offer free returns but check the terms and conditions before you buy.

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Inspiration and styling tips

Not everyone is blessed with the ability to put outfits together and be creative. It can take time to trawl around shops, trying different items on and trying to create a new look. This is where magazines and websites come in handy. You can gather styling tips, and get ideas for your own outfits from other people. Sites like Pinterest and Instagram are a great resource for those looking for ways to switch up their look. Glossy magazines are also fantastic for showing you how to put different items together. Articles can also help you choose shapes that will flatter your figure. You can also find out where the featured items are stocked, and order them via the phone or Internet. Getting ideas from others can also help you revitalise existing pieces. You could add an embellished collar to a plain black dress for a Christmas party, for example.

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Many mums have an interest in fashion. When you’re a parent, you may not have time to indulge in retail therapy like you used to. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your interest in clothes and accessories. Try online shopping, and take a few minutes to browse blogs and magazines and get some styling tips.

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