Do you hate clothes shopping?


Do you hate shopping for clothes?It amazes me how many women hate shopping for clothes.

Is it because you don’t have time, or you hate the crowds, or is it that you simply don’t know where to start? For me, I get excited about the different colours, styles, and types of garments we can wear from season to season.

Shopping can be a daunting task and it’s particularly difficult to get excited about it in the cooler months. We naturally want to hibernate from the outside world, and many of us lack the energy and motivation to dress ourselves in anything other than a black baggy outfit. I find that colour brightens my mood, so if I’m feeling a bit flat I add colour to my outfit. I do this by using accessories and makeup, and encourage you to try this out.

Take some time to think about what you have been wearing lately, and what pieces of clothing you need in your wardrobe. You may even need a new outfit for an event. If so, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find the right clothes. Too many women leave it until the last minute and then wonder why they can’t find anything they like or that fits.

A few tips before you head out shopping:

  1. Plan your shopping trip like you would a lunch date with your girlfriend. (Consider taking your girlfriend along with you, and have coffee or lunch afterwards.)
  2. Work out what you need to buy.
  3. Work out your budget.
  4. Decide where you will shop and the best time of day to shop at that location. (Remember, shopping at off peak times means a more pleasurable experience, and you’re more likely to get help from the retail assistants.)

Now go forth and shop until you drop!

If you would like to learn more about your colours and body shape, or have a personal shopping session, contact me to make a booking.


Simone trained as personal stylist (with the very talented Angela Stone) in 2015 and has been running Bella Donna since then. She keeps in touch with what women are seeking in fashion working with (the also very talented) Suzanne Carlson at the Vintage Addiction boutique clothing store at Sylvia Park, Auckland.