When it comes to online shopping it is easy to get carried away with all the pretty items and how absolutely gorgeous the look in the perfectly lit pictures on the perfectly shaped models. But, unless you have a budget which allows you to only shop in high end stores, you do run a risk of buying something you think will look super amazing just have it arrive looking cheap, or in a really bad quality which will literally fall apart after being washed once or twice.
This also goes for shopping in physical stores. If you are prone to shopping in high street stores such as H&M, Topshop, Forever 21 etc. you will run a risk of coming home with an item which will only last one week before it complete dissolve.
There of course is a very simpel solution for this
KNOW YOU FABRICS! Knowing your fabrics, what to look for and what to steer away from, will save you so much trouble, money and days of looking cheap.
Knowing your fabric do’s and don’ts will make is easy for you to quickly look at the tag on the clothes, or the description if you are shopping online, and then making sure not to buy anything made in cheap looking or bad quality fabric.
Fabrics to avoid
Of course there are other fabrics which looks cheap and will usually also be of bad quality, but these four are the ones we will generally find is being used by the biggest high street stores, and therefore also the ones to be most aware of.
Fabrics to look for
Of course there is a million other fabrics which will indicate that the clothes is made in great quality and will look high end. These fabrics amongst others include; wool, cashmere and silk. But, since you won’t very often find clothes made in cashmere or wool on a rack in an H&M store, I have decided to focus on the fabrics which you will actually be able to find in high street stores.
As you might also have noticed, all the fabrics worth buying are usually always natural fabrics. In other words, not chemically produced.