Yes, someone who works in fashion is telling you to skip the sales. But if you absolutely must, then here are my tips:
- Sales are the best time to pick up something classic that won’t date. I will be looking for a duvet from Debenhams and Egyptian cotton sheets from Selfridges (last year there was 80% off).
- Fashion-wise, I would use the opportunity to buy something in the sale you could never afford before. I have never found anything in the High Street sales I have truly loved, however, I have bought (a few) great finds in the Matches sale. Obviously my weakness is Balenciaga (why can't it be Primark?)
£215 in the sale 2 years ago – COST PER WEAR these were worth every penny.
Here is what I have my eyes on from the Matches sale this year (my advice: stick to the classics):
YSL belt, reduced from £180-£126
|Chloe clogs, reduced from £445 to £267 (wear with socks in winter and they will see you through to summer)|
Personally, I would use January as a chance to start scouring the rails for the new season Spring stock. As long as you stick to the High Street, you won’t break the bank. Here's my top picks of the High Street:
|H&M leather jacket £99.99 (LOVE the longer length)|
|Zara clutch £79.99 (I have this is yellow and is well worth the money- also comes with a detachable strap)|
|PLEASE ditch the Uggs for these Chelsea boots from Office, £85 (they're cheaper, too!)|