Shopping the post-holiday sales is a tricky affair!
Since Christmas Eve, my mailbox has been pounded by the big fashion brands; “Don’t miss out!“, “50% off starts today!“, “Biggest Sale EVER“, “Get it whilst you can!“. The pressure to spend all that Christmas money in the first three days of having it is immense. We are bombarded with the sales. I’ve even received text messages from brands, promising a present just for me! And definitely not for the 20,000 other subscribers they’ve no doubt contacted with the exact same offer.
If you can’t tell, I’m a little fed up with the sales. Last holiday season I bought one item in the Christmas sales, a floral jumpsuit that was beyond my bank balance on first seeing it. I had saved the jumpsuit to my basket before hand and was simply waiting, hoping, praying, for a discount. This year is not much different, there is very little I need right now and I’m trying to be less frivolous. In fact, I think there is a good chance I won’t shop the sales at all this year; well, unless the EasyJet sale count because who can resist £30 flights to Stockholm? Hello June holiday!
But I’m not a complete Grinch. I understand for many the holiday sales are a time of utter delight; where you can scoop up those much needed items for the year at a fraction of the original price. And for that reason, the sales are great! Its just important to not get carried away – I mean, do you really need another sequin-laden dress that will sit in the back of your wardrobe, only to be stroked occasionally? Instead, I have some tips that will help you to navigate the sales and get what you need getting distracted by the razzle-dazzle and without breaking the bank balance.
And, if you’re still after some inspiration for what to buy, then I strongly suggest investing in classic items that will see you through year after year. Savvy items, like tailored trousers, a new blazer, or a camel coat …
How will you be spending the sales this season? Will you be following my guidelines or going all out?