Fashion is pretty fast paced, and though you may just be getting to grips with colour blocking/popping/splashing/splodging the time has come to put S/S trends to one side and start thinking about what's going to work next season- especially as the must have items of this season have already filtered down to the sale rail.
So as you browse the sales just now what is it that you should be looking for?
Well firstly you need to remember the age-old sale shopping rules:
● Never buy anything just because it's cheap! If you can't see yourself buying it before that bold 50% off label was attached, don't let yourself be swayed by the bargain!
● Never buy anything that doesn't fit perfectly! It sounds stupid, but I know we all do it! A designer dress slashed from £300 to £70 but only a size 12 left? I may be an 8 but i'm sure I could bulk up... Never a good plan!
● Never buy the season's hottest item! See the aviator jacket last season and this season i'd steer clear of anything Jil Sander-esque (Chloé style pleats have a little more longevity, but anything too light is a little impractical come Winter!) Stick to classic, simple pieces.
● The best things to buy in the sales are simple accessories (see these Mulberry flats- talk about an investment buy!), basic t-shirts, evening dresses, simple day dresses, jewellery, denim and, come winter, coats.
● My favourite shopping tip of all time is to ask yourself before you buy an item: "will I still want to wear this in 2 years time?". How many items in your wardrobe do you wish you hadn't bought? This tip should stop you accumulating even more! It is particularly relevant for sale shopping because everything is so cheap and irresistible. Must. Be. Strong.
So once you've got these in mind, make sure your sale shopping complies with the hottest trends for next season! Here are some of the trends that are set to be huge next season (I couldn't quite be bothered to include all the trends just now- but these seem to be the main ones- a full report will follow...eventually...)
As far as colour goes next season- think autumnal shades of wine, mustard, tan and olive but the brights still work! No more neon though, can't say i'm too disappointed... Neon never really worked with my pasty complexion!
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