Shopping for clothing efficiently boils down to two factors: what you want to wear, and what you already own. Considering what you already own is a way to know your color palette, and know how many items in each color you need. It also gives you an idea of how many colors you need to buy more of. This article from New York Magazine is a great resource for this type of information.
Next, think about what you want to wear. This is where it’s also important to consider whether the clothes are right for your lifestyle. For example, even if a person loves the way a dress looks on them at the store, if they can’t see themselves wearing it often because they mostly wear jeans and t-shirts then they might not have reason to purchase it. If the decision was instead between two dresses, one that they would wear often and one that they would only wear occasionally because it goes against their lifestyle, it’s clear which one they should buy.
These are easy tips to keep in mind when shopping for clothing. They can help eliminate clothes that won’t be worn often or will be duplicates that just take up space.