How to Shop for Other People
Which one is harder, shopping for yourself or other people? I say it depends on the occasion, but at the moment I like shopping for other people more. It's not hard, you just need to keep the following tips in mindand you'll be good to go next time!
Pay attention to their current style.
The last thing you want to do is spend your time and money on clothes that someone won't wear! At some point, we've all had to pretend to like a bad gift. Don't let yourself be the reason for the lies! Take note of the stores, brands, colors, and styles that person is always wearing and go from there.
Shop for them not you.
If y'all don't have the same taste in clothes then that person probably won't like the things you would usually buy for yourself.
Ask for their clothing sizes.
Even if you buy something great as a gift it means nothing if it doesn't fit. Make sure you know their basic sizes (top, pants, dress, outerwear, and shoes) as well as measurements (bust, waist, hips) especially if you're shopping online. Keep in mind that sizes are not always the same at every store, so pay attention to the actual item measurements and not just the size when selecting items.
Ask for Help.
Whether it's from someone who knows the person's style better than you or an in-store stylist who can help lead you in the right direction. Save yourself (and sales associate) the headache of having to do a return or exchange later. Or worse, having your gifts collecting dust in the back of someone's closet. Happy shopping!