How to shop better in 6 steps

There are way too many options in the clothing market for us to feel quickly overwhelmed when shopping. And it’s even worse when we really don´t know what we’re looking for.

To be able to end to this madness and wasted time, we need to have the “basics” in our wardrobes. Just like other day-to-day aspects, we must take care of it before we end up quitting our own style and the wellness that being well-presented brings to our life; no exceptions. It’s not about pleasing others or society, it’s about liking the one and only person that matters: yourself!

So, in order to assist you in this task, I put together the easiest and most effective recipe to guarantee your success when shopping. You will need to:

1.- Pick 1 or 2 basic colors. Go to your existing wardrobe and evaluate which one is the most common.

2.- Pick 2 or 3 accents colors. The less you pick, the easiest will be to combine everything later. Of course, this will also be influenced by your lifestyle and budget.

3.- Pick 1 pattern. Stripes, florals, abstracts, dotted, animal print; the one you like the best. Try to stick to one color pallet to be common between them. (Hint: you can start from your absolute favorite pattern and use its color palette to decide on the basic and other accent colors)

4.- Check that every color creates harmony when mixing them. (Yep! All of them at the same time!)

5.- Complete the following items for each of the colors and pattern you chose above:

  • Blouse
  • Shirt/ T-shirt
  • Sleeveless top
  • Jacket
  • Blazer/ Outerwear
  • Cardigan
  • Pants/ Skirt 1
  • Pants/ Skirt 2
  • Dress/ Extra

6.- Have fun shopping for the missing garments and colors without feeling guilty and focusing in your mission: to complete an awesome, stylish and functional wardrobe!

You will find great tips on this and more topics when subscribing to my website ( or even better when working with me.

Enjoy your new shopping strategy!



Author: ldgrevamp

Katty Lopez De Gull is an expert in personal image and the messages it communicates. Highly dedicated to her clients, Katty primary objective is to help them achieve their goals. Katty revamps her clients with a sense of aesthetics and integrity – showing them their best colors, silhouettes and proportions. Katty Lopez De Gull is a Certified Image and Style Consultant through the Sterling Style Academy in New York. She pursued further education with Style For Hire’s Stacy London, host of TLC’s TV show “What Not To Wear”. Her training and education in image management and personal style enables her to effectively adapt it to the intentions of her clients, paving the way to achieving their goals. Katty Lopez De Gull también le atiende en Español.

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