How to Shop at a Fashion Boutique

Shopping for boutique clothing can be an exhilarating experience but for someone who hasn’t done it before, things can be a bit intimidating. Fortunately, a woman doesn’t have to be a supreme fashionista or designer clothing expert to take a trip to a fashion boutique.

Identify a Personal Style

Shopping for boutique clothing can be a blast but it’s even more fun when a woman knows her own personal style. Each individual has her unique taste and style preferences. Being aware and comfortable with that can make a world of difference when shopping for designer clothes. For those who are confused as to how to figure out their personal style, they can try breaking it down into simple categories.

For example, consider minimalist design versus maximalist design. They could also think about what kinds of colors they gravitate towards when looking for clothes. Bold hues? A pastel color palette?

Embrace Body Type

Besides thinking about personal style, a woman should also know her body. In the past, people might think that a designer boutique clothing is a boutique with a very limited range of sizes but times are changing and more designers are trying to be more body inclusive. Still, it helps for a woman to go into a fashion boutique knowing which styles, colors, and patterns look best on her body. She might also think about any parts of her body that she wants to highlight or play down. Maybe she’s excited to show off her arms so she will want to look for sleeveless tops or clothes that have structured sleeves. The great thing about boutiques is that they often have a very dedicated staff, which brings up the next point.

Communicate

One of the best things of shopping at a boutique is that the store is usually smaller and friendlier than a big-box department store or random place at the mall. The employees at a boutique are passionate about fashion and helping women look their absolute best. Therefore, they can be a great resource for shoppers as long as they prioritize communication. Ladies should not feel shy about expressing their desires or what they’re looking for. This can make the shopping trip much more enjoyable and associates may be able to help them find something new that looks fabulous.

It’s not uncommon for a designer boutique to have personal styling or shopping services on hand. This can be super fun and open up new doors in the fashion world. Sometimes it helps to have a second (educated) opinion and someone who can point out which silhouettes look best. Bertie’s Clothing Co. is one example of a boutique that focuses on personal styling and has a dedicated team of associates.

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Monal Dattani (Lovingly called mishty by friends) is a Masters Grad in Finance and a Financial Analyst by profession. An avid reader, blogger and stylist on request (Elan_Customised Instagram). She believes in living life to fullest and speaking her heart out.