Supermodel Ashley Graham has mastered the art of online shopping one click at a time.
“With my crazy schedule, I practically have no time to shop around in stores anymore,” says Graham. “Now when I’ve got a day off, I like to take one hour, hop on a few websites and boom—have lots of options at my doorstep in a week."
Besides getting to skip the dreaded dressing room lighting in most stores, Graham says one of the biggest benefits to getting everything shipped is that you can instantly try it on with other items in your wardrobe to see if it’s worth the investment. “Sometimes when you slip things on in a department store or boutique, it’s hard to imagine if it will actually go with the other pieces you already have hanging in your closet. When I’m at home, I try on a new buy with my current wardrobe staples and it’s pretty easy to see when something works. And whether you’re trying on a T-shirt and jeans or a cocktail dress, it just feels more comfortable at home,” she adds.
Graham also says to buy two sizes when you’re in doubt and pay attention to fabric quality when you’re browsing. “If an item doesn’t have stretch and looks like it might run small, empty your cart,” she says. “I also take a good look at the percentages of a fabric—how much silk versus cotton or spandex, so I have an idea if something will last after a wash or two."
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