By: Mariah Rader Mariah’s favorite clothing items are the ones that fit her and her style.
“I love fashion and I like to wear things I like,” she said.
“It’s not like I’m trying to find a dress that fits me.”
But Mariah is not alone.
The average American spends $12,000 a year on clothing.
For the first time in our lives, the number of people who say they own a home with the tools to get what they want is rising.
So how to get more of your stuff in fashion in 2018?
“The biggest thing is finding what you want, whether it’s an outfit or a gift or whatever it is,” said Mariah.
“There’s a lot of clothes that people buy online.
That’s where they don’t even think about getting their own stuff.”
Mariah and her friends and family use online retailers like Amazon and Ebay to find clothes.
When Mariah started shopping at a local store, she noticed that the clothes they were buying didn’t match her style and the colors were too similar to the ones in the store.
She was hesitant to try on a dress from a different company, but it was easier than going to the mall and trying on everything that looked the same.
So she went to Ebay.
There, she found an outfit she liked.
But it didn’t have any of the same colors, fabrics or accessories as the ones at her local store.
“They had this outfit that was kind of like what you would see in a movie or a magazine, but with more colors and fabrics,” said her mom, Mariah, who is from Atlanta.
She started researching and ended up with a dress.
The next step was finding an online store that had what she wanted, and Mariah had an idea.
“So, I bought the dress online and I’m pretty sure I did it right, but I’m not really sure,” she added.
“But the thing is, it wasn’t that long ago that I did the same thing.”
For Mariah in 2018, she spent about $600 on her dress.
That was an increase from $800 in 2017.
But the number one reason that consumers spend so much on clothing has nothing to do with how well it fits them.
It’s about the time it takes for them to find it.
It may take months or years to find the right fit, and the cost of those pieces can add up.
So what’s the best way to get the right garment?
“What I’ve found is that it’s all about finding the right clothes at the right time,” Mariah said.
Mariah recommends that shoppers take advantage of the savings on her $600 dress when they shop online or in stores.
“Because I do a lot at home, I do an online shopping, and if you get the dress you want and it’s a bit too big, you can go get a smaller one and save a lot,” Marih said.
The same goes for the clothes she buys online.
“If you’re buying clothing online, you’re going to have to pay for the materials because there’s no discount if you buy the right size,” Mariam said.
So, if you’re shopping online and you want a dress in your size, Mariam recommends that you order the size you want from an online retailer.
“Then you just pay the shipping, and then you get it,” Marily said.
With that, Marih is excited about the opportunity to buy a new piece of clothing for her daughter, and she says that the process is a lot easier now.
“The only thing that I’m worried about is getting it out the door.
So I’m really happy that I got the dress because it wasn- it was a little bit of a hassle to get it out there,” she explained.
Mariam says that she’s confident that the experience she had online and with the clothes saved her money on her new dress.
“You can’t go out and buy a dress online.
It will cost you a lot more than it will for the dress.
So it really is a great way to save money,” she concluded.
How do you know if your clothes fit you?
Mariah has spent a lot time researching the right dress and shopping online to find what fits her.
“When I go to a store and I go in, I try on the clothes.
I don’t really pay much attention to the fit of the dress,” she noted.
“And then I walk out and I get a sense that it fits me.
But then, the next day, I go back in and see that the dress is way bigger than it was before.
So then, I can look at the pictures and I can see that I didn’t get the perfect fit.
So that’s a really good sign.
So when you walk into the store, the fit is pretty good, but then I go home and I just don