5 Reasons Why Shopping In Bulk Is Smarter

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If you’re like the majority of the population who shops for clothes in dribs and drabs, shopping in bulk probably seems a bit strange, not to mention, time consuming. Most of my clients hate shopping and I can understand why, the lines, the people, the mirrors and fitting room lighting. The ‘Oh my god, you look great it in that!’ girl who will say that to you if you’re wearing a tablecloth (as long as the store sells it). Shopping for most people can be a bit of a task. I get it.

So that’s why I don’t shop for clothing in dribs and drabs, for myself or my clients. It’s never a case of ‘Oh what a cute top, I’ll get that.’ I always wait until I have multiple things to buy and the money to buy those things with, that I’ll head out with a plan. So, because the stores are starting to get coats in already (nuts, right?!) and because you’re going to get the craving to shop again, I’m here to airlift you to safety and tell you to put that walley down. Step away from the rack and so help me god, tell the shop assistant you don’t want to buy another canvas bag to go with your purchase. You don’t need all that.

You just need a little bitch wisdom and a few good reasons why you should start shopping in bulk. So brace your Spanx:

5 reasons you should shop in bulk

You Can Mix & Match More

Imagine if you shopped for groceries like you did for clothes. Little bits here and there, but when you tried to cook a meal you couldn’t remember what you already had and you just got fed up and ordered take away. Think of shopping for clothes in the same way, it’s far easier to shop in bulk, once or maybe twice a year and know that what you get matches together – rather than buying things when you feel like it.

 

You’ll Save Money

According to Roy Morgan Research, the average woman wastes $1200 a year on clothing that she doesn’t wear. Think about the holiday (or more amazing clothing) you could put that towards. Set yourself a budget, allow a 10% buffer in that budget for unexpected fashion true love and you’ll find yourself with a better wardrobe and more money in your wallet at the end of the year.

 

It Will Be Easier To Get Ready Of A Morning

Can you imagine feeling more excited about which outfit you’re going to wear, over which one will just do. Not only is being more excited about your outfits a huge bonus, but having more time to yourself in the morning because everything matches means you get to style your hair more, eat breakfast out or go for a morning stroll before work!

 

You’ll Have A Sense Of Style

This is all an Effortless Bitch wants, to have her own sense of style and look the part even on a day she’s feeling a bit blah. Shopping in bulk means that you’ll be forced to consider things like colour schemes, what goes together and what feels like you – so that by the time you walk out of that mall – you’re ready to say goodbye to those fads in your wardrobe and hello effortless bitches!

 

Impulse Purchases Won’t Be So Bad

You know when your emotions get the better of you and you just need to shop – we’ve all been there (regularly). At least by shopping in bulk, when you do have a moment of weakness, you’re more likely to have clothing that will work back with that impulsive purchase. Now, if that doesn’t take retail therapy to a whole new level, I don’t know what will!

ALARNA HOPE

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Alarna Hope is a Fashion Stylist and Writer based in Sydney, she's considered an expert in her field as a Personal Stylist and is also quite good at writing about herself in the third person. She cries during movie makeover scenes, has a jar of Nutella under her bed for safety, and can tell you the synopsis of every Kath & Kim episode ever. She currently resides in Sydney with her Oscar worthy cat, Meryl Streep.

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