Maybe you recognize this scenario. You run to the store last-minute and pick up something that ''does the trick'', only to disappear in the back of your closet, virtually unworn...
A great way of avoiding poor buys is taking it slow. Before mindlessly scrolling through online shops or hitting up the mall, invest some time to find your personal style. Then create a shopping list with items that you need, and what their requirements are.
Pay attention to details and consider things like style, color, material, and price point. But also listen to your gut feeling. To quote Marie Kondo, ''Does it spark joy''?
Allow yourself some time to consider the purchase instead of acting on impulse.
Have you forgotten about it within a day? Then it may not be for you.
Still thinking about it in a week? It's probably a keeper and worth investing in.