What to Wear When You Go Shopping

Ladies, as you know, shopping can be hard work. As a personal stylist, I’ve learned a few things about making shopping easier for my clients. Today, I’m going to share one of those secrets with you: what to wear when you go shopping.

Going into the dressing room, undressing, and then dressing again after trying on clothes is tedious, especially if you’re on a mission. By dressing for shopping the right way, you can save yourself some hassle.

The secret is what I call the “Quick Change Wardrobe” or QCW for short. The QCW is a collection of pieces that eliminate some your in-dressing room effort and save your time for the good stuff.






The QCW starts with shoes, because no one has time for tying laces when she is trying to find a new outfit. It’s not a good idea to wander around barefoot in the dressing room, where pins and who knows what else lurk unseen on the floor. I prefer to wear ballet flats, or other shoes that look well with both dresses and pants. A clunky shoe can ruin the look of a dress.


Next on the list is a neutral tank top. It comes in handy when you are trying on a jacket, or button-up blouse. You can just slip them over the tank and avoid having to find and use a dressing room. I usually wear one with a light jacket over it so I’m still comfortable in a cold store. Black is my go-to, but any neutral will work.



An easy on/off skirt, or pair of pants, is the third piece. Some bottoms are a multi-step process to put on, like my shorts that zip, button, hook AND tie. Anything that high maintenance is just a waste of time when you’re trying on clothes. Stick with a bottom with nothing more complicated than a button and a zipper.



A purse with a shoulder strap completes the QCW. You want something you can sling over your shoulder when you’re shopping. A shoulder bag will keep your hands free and you’ll always know where it is.

Next time you go shopping, give the “Quick Change Wardrobe” a try and let me know how it works for you.


Do you have any tips for making shopping easier? Please share them! And remember to connect with me on social media. I’d love to hear from you.




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