Ballymena Shopping tips was written by a member of the Ballymena Today Youth team.
Every girl loves to shop and with New Year and Christmas sales on you should check out these tips to make your shopping spree a success:
Mix it up
Do you have that one favourite, go-to top that you feel like you wear just a little too often? Well instead of buying a whole new wardrobe why not just buy a few random accessories like a jacket or scarf to dress it up. Or, if you normally wear it with jeans you could try to find a skirt to match create a whole new look.
Try new things
This does not mean go buy 100 things that you will never use. No – it means if you usually wear jeans you could try wear a nice dress. Not something too extravagant or else you may not wear it, if it’s too out of your comfort zone. The clothes you buy should also be quite versatile. You should aim to buy things that you know will match other items that you currently have in wardrobe in order to create more outfits for different occasions.
If the shoe fits…
This advice also can be used for clothes. IF SOMETHING DOESN’T FIT DO NOT BUY IT! The excuse “I’ll grow into it,” does not work when you have reached your optimum height. Or if you are still growing the chances are that by the time you do fit the item your opinion will have changed and you won’t like it anyway. Also, on the other hand, do not buy items for example – shoes, too small. Do not try to squeeze your feet into a too-small pair of heels. As pretty as they may be, blisters and sore toes are not a good look.
Make it an event
Shop with a friend. She can keep you company and be honest about things that you aren’t sure of. Take coffee and lunch breaks too, as shopping can be very long and challenging and if you are wearing the wrong shoes your feet can begin to hurt and arms can get tired.
I hope that these tips and advice will help you scurry and scan the Ballymena shops and hopefully nab some great on-sale items to treat yourself with. Happy shopping!