A recent article in InStyle magazine titled “Be a Shopping Pro,” quoted Steve Boorstein for a couple of its tips. Here’s what the magazine said:
Make a Rough Budget
Looking for a plan for the year? Fall and winter clothes cost more than spring and summer ones, so allocate two thirds of your budget for cold-weather months. “Nationally, people spend between 5 and 10 percent of their take-home income on clothing,” says Steve Boorstein, author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping and Caring for Clothing.
Are You an Impulse Shopper?
Buying with little thought can create “deadbeat” items that take up valuable closet space and eat into our clothing budget. “Try the 48-hour-rule,” suggests Steve Boorstein, author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping and Caring for Clothing. “If you pass up the item and you still want it 48 hours later, it’s probably a good investment.