With all the great sales – you want to buy it all.
It’s amazing how a super sale add appeal to something you would normally pass up. A brown pair of bell bottoms? Normally I’d say no, but they’re an extra 30% off! Ew. No.
Let me show you how I sale shop.
First, I go in with my specific style goals in mind. That way I am able to buy things that will fill my needs and I’ll save money doing so.
If something is just beautiful and doesn’t necessarily fit into my goals then I ask myself these two questions…
1. What is the outfit I can make wearing this piece tomorrow with what I already have in my closet?
2. Do I already own something like it? (this is especially helpful if I find black pants, jeans and/or a gray shirt as I own PLENTY of those).
Finally, if I’m refusing to bend to my own rules and I’m going all West Side Story with the love affair of whatever I’m holding, I walk away. They say if you love something, let it go. I do that physically and see if it comes back into my mind. If it does – winner, winner, chicken dinner. If I’ve forgotten about it 20 minutes later – it was just a fling.
Now, with those things in mind, here is a list of pieces you can get great deals on this time of year…
No one can be more ready for fall than I am right now. NO ONE. But I am going to freakin’ love myself next summer when I pull out the name-brand swim suit I got on super sale, so now is the time to buy suits.
The great sales are on because stores are trying to rid themselves of summer inventory. So let’s stock up on things we’ll need next summer. Of course just because we’re now in a month with more than 4 letters doesn’t mean it’s going to cool of tomorrow (although the weather’s been pretty AWESOME). That just means you’ll get a little extra use out of the items for a few more weeks.
The thing I would advise about buying summer pieces, is stick to the basics. Simple, quality pieces that you got at a discount are going to last you and your taste well into summer 2018. Whereas bold things may not jive with what you want to wear once the hot weather rolls around again.
Tanks you can wear alone now and easily layer underneath a jacket or sweater later are the sweet spot of purchases right now. You can wear them all you want while the weather is warm, then get even MORE use out of them under jackets and sweaters later.
I’m all about saving you from filling your closet with “junk food” purchases that will prevent you from looking your best!