The content for this blog post has been rolling around in my head for awhile now, and like pretty much 95 percent of the tasks on my to-do list, the writing of said post hasn’t gotten done as of yet. But the time to change that is now.
So what do I mean when I say “shop for LuLaRoe like a consultant”? In today’s post, I’m going to give you my personal tips for getting the most out of your LuLaRoe purchases. Part of LuLaRoe’s appeal is the excitement and surprise behind what inventory each consultant has. Heck, I’ve been there. And quite honestly, it’s like Christmas every time I get a box from LuLaRoe, even still. But there comes a time when you probably want to get the most out of your LuLaRoe wardrobe, as most of you who read this blog are on somewhat of a clothing budget. I get it.
Of course, the beauty of LuLaRoe is that every consultant has her own personal style, so I can’t speak for all of us. However…I have been buying LuLaRoe for nearly a year now and have been a consultant for almost 4 months, and needless to say, I’ve learned a thing or two. So here’s what we’ve got, ladies…
Grays and stripes. Grab them all. Spend some money buying neutral tops, like Irmas, for example. I always tell my customers that grays go well with nearly anything because several of them get hung up on acquiring the holy grail of a basic Irma: the black Irma. But think about how much more gray pairs well with when compared to black. So if you see a solid gray top, go ahead and comment “SOLD.” I support you.
Same goes for stripes in neutral colors. A lot of my sweet customers want to print mix but don’t know how or are intimidated by it all. Stripes with a print is like the equivalent of “Intro to Print Mixing.” You (usually) can’t go wrong when pairing a print with stripes. Just make sure the colors in the top and leggings are complimentary and that the stripes and print size are not in the same scale (one is smaller than the other).
How oversized do you like your tops? I can suggest your correct size in top, but really pay attention to how you like your tops to fit. A lot of ladies have given me feedback on my LuLaRoe sizing blog post, and most of the feedback has been positive in that you found it helpful. But my best fit may not be a fit you’re comfortable with. For example, I am learning about myself that I actually prefer an XS or S Irma these days because they give me the desired length I need, as I’m 5’11”. I have several XXS Irmas that I still wear, but when I think about it, most of the Irmas I wear with leggings are XS or S. And honestly, most of us out there have two sizes we can feel comfortable in when it comes to LuLaRoe. Now I don’t like anything CRAZY big, but you get the point. If you aren’t an oversized top gal, then size down 1-2 times on an Irma, for example. In reality, LuLaRoe is about you feeling comfortable and beautiful in what you’re wearing.
Think to yourself, Would I really be sad if that print didn’t make it home with me? If you are not on a LuLaRoe clothing budget, you quite possibly have to be one of the luckiest girls in the world. As a LuLaRoe customer, I was constantly asking myself if said print was a need. While some ladies collect leggings for fun, if you are on a budget, ask yourself this quick question before commenting “SOLD”: Would I really be sad if someone else snagged this, and I lost my chance? If you’re on the fence when answering that question, I would say it’s not for you. Leave it for someone else who will absolutely LOVE it.
I know it’s crazy that a consultant is telling you this, but if I’m being real with you, if you’re one of my customers, I want you to LOVE what you buy. I want you to stay excited about LuLaRoe, not having buyer’s remorse for the 29th pair of leggings you bought. But there’s also no shame in being as excited about leggings pair 1 and leggings pair 30! If you’re on a budget, though, really ask yourself that question, and try to do it quickly enough so if the answer is “yes,” you can type “SOLD”!
The above tips may seem like common sense, but if you’re anything like me around LuLaRoe, I want ALL THE THINGS. But when I buy ALL THE THINGS, that gets me into trouble. I am super confident you will be happier with your LuLaRoe wardrobe when you think about the rules I talked about today.
And speaking of being happier and confident and such…one parting message: I have completely dropped my fitness routine. It really pains me to say that. My running has been so sporadic that I have lost a ton of endurance. I know I have blogged about fitness here and there. And my bio information on Instagram says I’m a runner. But though I haven’t ran in awhile, I don’t want to take it out of my bio because in some weird way, if I do, I feel like I failed myself. (First-world problems…) I would love ANY AND ALL advice from busy mom to busy mom…1. What motivates you to work out, even when you are utterly exhausted? 2. What motivates you to start back up again once you find yourself in a fitness drought? 3. Completely unrelated, but teachers…what are your best tips for your fellow teachers for staying healthy during this season while around 100+ students day in and day out? Asking for a friend…
Thanks for reading. I really would appreciate that advice, though. See, I give you advice on LuLaRoe, and you give me advice on health + fitness. Sound like a plan?