Coming from a person who loves to shop... My best piece of advice is to shop for separates. Yes of course, look for deals but try to steer clear of pairing up clothes in store. Buy clothes that you can alternate with other pieces so that you make your wardrobe multi-functional. This will help so that you don't have to spend so much money at one time because you will have the ability to mix and match. Before you go shopping, get an idea of what kind of style you want or have so that you don't waste time going to stores that don't cater to your style. Also, buy clothes that are flattering so that you feel good in your clothes, self-esteem is everything. Lastly, if you try it on and you don't LOVE it, then don't buy it! It is my experience that if you don't love it when you try it on, then you never will.