6 Really Good Reasons To Go Shopping

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
If we had it our way, we would hit Add To Cart every time we wanted something. And, sure we could go HAM fueling this addiction, but in an effort to keep our bank balances above the zero-dollar mark, streamlining our shopping routine is crucial. This begins with identifying the key moments when new clothes are 100% warranted.
Ahead, we highlight six of these specific scenarios, along with inspired products to buy. Follow this guide, and you’ll never ask yourself, “Do I really need this now?” again. And, if you accidentally break the shopping code at some point this season, we won’t judge. Sometimes, that afternoon pick-me-up on a bad day is necessary.
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Because You Just Got Paid

You've contributed to your 401(k), health benefits, and taxes (boo). So, now it's time to do something for you. Sure, you could be irresponsible and just blow your entire hard-earned paycheck, but if you want a little something leftover to you know, eat, go for quick-hit, under-$100 buys from lower-priced, on-trend retailers like Front Row Shop and Pixie Market.
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Because You Just Got Paid
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Because You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes

If you're anything like this editor, your front hall, closet, and that awkward area between your bed and the wall is jam-packed with shoes. But, you can never have too many, right? So, if you've been eyeing a special pair for some time now (we're loving any style with unexpected PVC detailing ), just buy them already. You won't regret it.
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Because You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes
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Because You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes
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Because You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes
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Because You Got Invited To Your Ex's Wedding

It happened. You got your ex's wedding invite. Now what? You have to show your face, or it's just awkward. So, you need the perfect dress that shows you've still got it and can command his or her attention — but won't upstage the betrothed. You don't want to be that girl. Opt for an eye-catching frock with interesting details, like side peplums or a full-volume skirt, that hints at just the right amount of sexy.
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Because You Got Invited To Your Ex's Wedding
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Because You Got Invited To Your Ex's Wedding
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Because You Got Invited To Your Ex's Wedding
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Because You're Interviewing For Your Dream Job

After endless hours sifting through job boards and revamping your resume, you did it. You snagged the dream interview. But, in order to land the dream job, you need to look as confident as how you do on paper. And, that begins with a killer outfit. No, no, not your standard blouse and trousers. A shopping trip is most definitely needed to find that one standout piece — like a printed midi-skirt or brightly colored blazer. This is not the time to look basic.
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Because You're Interviewing For Your Dream Job
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Because You're Interviewing For Your Dream Job
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Because You're Interviewing For Your Dream Job
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…And, You Got It

Nailed it. So, in an effort to show your new cohorts you mean business but aren't uptight, ditch that standard black tote and splurge on something unique. Sure, you haven't made it to your first payday yet, but a luxe bag is worth the investment. You'll use it every single day (think about that cost-per-wear ration). Plus, your stylish first impression may just make you the talk of the water cooler — in a good way.
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Because The Season Finally Changed

The equinox happened. It's fall. Shove your shorts, sandals, and anything else warm-weather appropriate to the back of your closet to make room for what matters right now: stuff that will actually protect you from freezing. Most importantly, a new coat to ward of Mother Nature's inherent love of cold weather for the next six months.
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