1. Material - If the dress, top or whatever can't stand going through a cycle in the washer and dryer then choose something else. Why would you want to waste your money on that?
2. Return Policy - Prior to making a purchase, check for the stores return policy. Just in case, the item doesn't work out you don't want to be out of that money.
3. Versatility - You can't go wrong with an outfit that can be worn to the office, girls night out, and Sunday service! A simple shoe and jewelry change is a great way to transform the same outfit from day to night. Plus, you get more for your money.
4. Invest In Classics - Spend more on pieces that you will be able to wear for years to come. For instance, maxi dresses are a staple and will be in style at least until you become a grandma (seriously). But crops will come and go. Don't break the bank for something you might only wear for one season.
What shopping tips do you live by?