It’s sales season. And it’s really easy to get lured in by seeming to be bargains that end up being things you just don’t need or wear. So if you really feel you need to go shopping, or are on a budget and want to the most bang for your bucks, what are the items I’d suggest that you look for in the sales?
- Boots – any length that you wear regularly
- Great flat shoes (everyday shoes)
- Winter coat
- Great high-quality merino wool and cashmere knitwear
- Blazers and Jackets
- Everyday dress pants (if you wear trousers to work – get the best quality at a fabulous price)
- Quality handbag
Don’t be lured in the sales to buy clothes that you wouldn’t wear normally, clothes that might be handy one day, just because they’re cheap. This is the time to steel your nerves and really hunt down some fabulous items.
This list is all of those staple items that we all need in our wardrobes, that can get worn out over time, and because they’re costly, we may put off replacing. So if you start looking for them in the sales you have a better chance of finding something that will last through the next 5 seasons or even more (some of my boots I’ve had 10+ years).
Avoid the end of season, end of trend clothes that you may find in the sales that nobody bought or that the trend is now on the wane, there is no point in buying into a trend when it’s cheap as you won’t get the value and cost-per-wear of the item.
Look for clothes in colours that flatter you – there is no point in buying something that is warm if you’re cool as it’s just never going to make you look great and will end up a waste of money.
The more you know about what suits you – your body shape and proportions, your features, your personality your colouring – the better decisions you’ll make so you do manage to grab items you really love, rather than spending money on things that you don’t wear or that don’t love you. This is why I recommend you get this information from a program such as my 7 Steps to Style – where you’ll discover your colours and styles of clothes that really suit you.
Just remember, don’t go shopping if you really don’t need anything and are just trying to fill an emotional hole. Shop with a list and shop only for what is fabulous and stirs your soul.
What do you always look to purchase in the sales?
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