The stress from shopping for the holidays is over and the excitement of shopping for yourself begins. The days after the New Year are my favorite. Starting the year off with a few new things makes me enthusiastic about the year ahead . While visiting my mother for the holiday, we went on a last-minute holiday shopping trip. Before we even left the car she gave me her tips on what she wears while shopping. I couldn’t help but laugh at how serious she was, but then realized how genius her tips were. Taking her ideas into account, while shopping I opted to wear a faux fur vest instead of a coat and faux leather panel leggings instead of jeans; these items are easy to take off and makes it quicker to try on clothes. I also wore an over sized sweater just because it’s comfy.