Saturday, January 29, 2011
The best weekend to go shopping!
The January sales end this weekend, so take advantage of the final reductions and grab yourself some bargains. There are lots of amazing discounts to be had – both in-store and online.
My top pick is this silk shirt by tba at Urban Outfitters. Was £148. Now just £20! It's perfect for stepping into the new season with as you'll be seeing more blouses in floaty, parachute silks and lots of white. Plus, tuck this shirt into some cropped trousers, add some brogues and you've got spring/summer's preppy look sorted.
To make the most of the end of the sales, here's my shopping tactics:
1. Shop with the new season in mind. Research the spring/summer trends and pick sale items that will carry you through. As a quick heads up, here are some of the key trends: bold colour, white, florals, romance, the 1970s.
2. Don't just shop by the size label. If you can't find your size in the sale rails, try the next one up. It could look just as good. The silk shirt is a case in point – baggier looks better.
3. Think how you could alter a sale buy. For example, a maxi dress could be chopped and turned into this season's long skirt.
The places not to miss are French Connection and Urban Outfitters, where sale prices have been slashed by 70% or more. And check out the department stores, too. They sell numerous brands and will be discounting heavily during these last few days of the sales. Let me know what bargains you get.