Buying clothing for a picky dresser can be a bit of a risk. As a notoriously picky dresser, I should know. The difference between items that I like and don’t like is often very subtle, and rarely makes sense to any one but myself. Most of the time when people buy me clothes they get stuck in the back of the closet or taken back. If I’m not there with you when you buy it, chances are I won’t like it. That said, some of my favorite clothing items were those that I received as gifts, most of which I never would have considered buying on my own.
For many, shopping is a very social event. Having someone with you, other than a salesperson, can make it tremendously easier to find clothing that will flatter you. As is often in my case, friends will push me to try something on that I otherwise would have ignored and sometimes those end up being my favorite items.
Using Gogivit.com, the free online gift idea collaboration tool, finding clothes online for a picky dresser can become a social event.
Since Gogivit is linked to each individual’s facebook account, Gogivit uses their self declared interests to make gift suggestions. After looking through the many suggestions that Gogivit provided for me, my friends and family can give me suggestions of what they think I would look good wearing.
Next time I log in to facebook I get a notification alerting me that items have been added to my idea pool and links me to my gogivit page. I can then rate and review their various suggestions or use what they have picked to provide suggestions of my own. If an item comes in more than one color and/or pattern, I can leave a comment letting them know that while I would never be caught dead wearing the bright purple one, I absolutely love the pink version.
My friends and family can also comment on the clothing in my gift pool telling me what they think of the item. A common comment for me is something along the lines of “Your clothes are all the same, you should get something fun like this. You’d look great in this shirt.”
Since all of this interaction is anonymous, when it comes time to open gifts I am still able to be surprised. And, because I am able to provide feedback to the various potential ideas in advance, all of my surprises are pleasant ones.
With Gogivit, not only do I like the clothes that people get for me, but it is now something that they can feel confident in doing whereas before it was an option for only the bravest of birthday shoppers.
Take the frustration out of shopping for picky dressers. Use Gogivit and enjoy finding a new shirt for that picky dresser in your life.