Instead of going shopping to look around or browse, I'll go in short doses, with one or two specific goals in mind. This keeps me focused and allows me to not get overwhelmed with all the other things around that I don't need.
I've been saving inspiration pictures of different outfits that I like. It makes it sort of a fun challenge to re-create a look that I like, on a budget that works for me. I'll keep the pictures on my phone or in my purse so I always have it handy.
Rather then spending a lot of money on trends, I'm focusing on investment pieces that I know that I can wear for a long time.
Do you have a method to your shopping? I can't believe it's taken me this long to figure these things out, I've noticed a huge difference already.