Have you been flicking through your fashion magazines lately, wishing that you had an excuse to go out and splash some cash in your favourite shops? Well, you might not have to wish any longer! Here are some awesome excuses that you can use next time you need a reason to hit the shops and shop till you drop!
You Got A Promotion
Congratulations on your promotion firstly; that’s fab news! Not only does it mean you will get a better wage and more responsibility at work, but it also gives you a reason to head out into town and blow some of your hard-earned cash on a fab new outfit. An outfit for work of course! There is a saying that you should dress for the job you want, not the one you have. So, now you need to get ready to work your way even further up the career ladder and get some clothes in your wardrobe that will show you’re serious about the job you do. A tailored trouser suit will look amazing, and they are very reasonable priced in shops on the high street these days. If you team yours with a lacy blouse, you will be able to add a touch of femininity to a very professional outfit. Don’t forget to pick up some chic accessories for your new work outfit as well. Some elegant jewellery and a black leather handbag will really work wonders!
It’s Someone’s Birthday
Got a birthday coming up in the next couple of weeks? Well, what are you waiting for?! It’s time to head out and hit the shops. It’s a good idea to get all your birthday pressies bought well in advance. That way, there is not much chance you will forget and be left red-faced! Not sure what to buy someone? There are lots of ideas online in blogs and online shops. Some examples of gifts for him, which would work for your boyfriend, guy friend, or male relatives, include aftershave, watches, and grooming kits. When it comes to gifts for her, I’m sure your mum, best friend, or girlfriend will love some cute jewellery, perfume, or chocolates. You will find loads more cool gift ideas when you go shopping. If you know which shop is the birthday boy or girl’s favourite, then head there first. You won’t be able to go too far wrong if you buy their gift from their favourite store!
You’re Going On Holiday Soon
This one is my current excuse, i’m going to Ibiza for my 21st birthday in a few months. You simply need to go shopping before you jet off on your next holiday. There will be lots of practical essentials that you will need, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and moisturiser to make sure you don’t dry out while you’re lounging on the beach! But going shopping will also give you a chance to buy some new bikinis so that you can look extra stylish when you are out on the beach. Even if you aren’t heading off anywhere warm, you can still use your holiday as an excuse to go shopping. Whether you are going on a European city break or winter ski adventure, I’m sure your wardrobe could do with a quick update before you pack it up and head to the airport!
You’ve Got A Big Night Out Coming Up
There are loads of reasons why you might be excited about a special night out on the town! Maybe it’s to celebrate a friend or relative’s birthday. It could be a big work’s night out to celebrate sealing an all-important new deal or contract. Or maybe you haven’t seen your friends for a very long time, and are overdue a big catch up?! Whatever the reason, you will no doubt want to look absolutely perfect. And that calls for a new outfit! This spring and summer, it looks like the colour fuschia is going to take evening wear by storm so you might want to keep your eye out for a bright pink dress or skirt! You could pair the bright skirt with a pastel shirt so that your outfit isn’t totally over the top. As makeup trends also change quite a bit, you might need to go shopping for some new makeup before your big night. Glitter is set to be big this year, so look for a glittery lipstick or sparkly eyeshadow.
You’ve Recently Been Ill
If you haven’t felt so good recently, and have only just returned to your usual self, you should consider treating yourself to a spot of retail therapy. There’s actually quite a bit of significant science that shows retail therapy really does make you feel better, so it’s a good idea to head to the shops once you feel better to test it out for yourself! It’s a good idea to get out of the house once you feel up to it. That way, you can blow off all the cobwebs and get some good old fresh air! Plus, it will help you take your mind off things and can help you return to normality. So next time you suffer from the flu or a stomach bug, don’t get down too much – at least you can go shopping once it is all over!
You’ve Just Got A Tax Rebate
Have you had a letter from the taxman? Was it a letter that came with a cheque, by any chance? If you were lucky enough to receive a tax rebate, then why not spoil yourself and use some of the cash to go shopping with? You will get a rebate if you have paid too much tax in the year. You don’t need to do anything to find out if this has happened to you. HMRC will do all the paperwork for you and will contact you about the rebate. As they have a lot of taxes to work out, there may be a bit of a delay between the end of the tax year and when you receive the letter from the tax man. But don’t worry; if you are due one, it will get to you eventually!
Happy shopping lovelies!