1. You're shopping at way too many stores.
Stylish people always have a few go-to brands where they get the majority of their stuff. It might seem a little boring, but clothes from the same designer tend to go well together. You can mix things up more if you want to, but don't feel like you have to.
2. You're splurging on the wrong things.
Just because someone said that “classics are worth investing,” it doesn’t give you the go signal to splurge over and over. There are timeless pieces found in affordable retail brands, you just need to be matiyaga when scouring the racks.
3. You buy too many different colors and prints, making it really difficult to put together outfits.
If you really think about it, you already know what colors and prints look best on you. Make sure you have neutrals in your wardrobe to stop your outfits from looking monochromatic, but otherwise, if you look best in jewel tones, stick to jewel tones. If white is really your color, wear white. Who cares what season it is?
4. You buy silhouettes that don't look good on you just because they are trendy or different from stuff you already own.
If skater skirts and A-line dresses are your jam, you can really never have too many of them. Don't go binge-shopping for midi skirts just because they are trending. This is not to say that you shouldn't try new things—that's part of what makes fashion so fun—just don't let trends dictate how you shop.
5. You only get your expensive stuff tailored.
When it comes to looking good in your clothes, fit is everything. But although most people have no problem with the idea of tailoring a P5,000 dress, they are much less likely to tailor a P700 skirt, especially if the tailoring itself will end up costing more than the actual garment. You have to get over that, though, because proper fit and tailoring can make a P700 dress look like a P7,000 dress. And that will make you look like a million bucks.
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(Screencap from Confessions of a Shopaholic courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)