It’s that time of the year…
I have always said that bargain shopping can be turned into a fashion work of art. Your closet can be overflowing with clothes that not only fit well, but that also express your unique personality and style.
What better way to shop and not feel like you are breaking the bank than to shop sales? We don’t hesitate shopping sales when it comes to buying new cars, groceries, furniture and kids toys.
Why not invest in your personal style? Don’t let that fall by the wayside because you don’t feel like investing in yourself or your style is not as important.
Sales are around every corner when you go to a mall these days. We’re officially in the “Sale Season”. A lot of my clients have told me that they dread shopping as well during the sale season.
They find it stressful and can’t seem to get past that one word SALE! Anxiety kicks in when they see clothes everywhere and they just can’t decipher what may or may not work for their style.
I get it, it’s extremely overwhelming, but the good news is it doesn’t have to be ladies.
We are fast approaching end of the season sales, and as crazy as it sounds retailers are going ahead and slashing prices and gearing up for fall and winter styles.
I know, we don’t want to think about it, but in all reality ladies…let’s get a grip and get past the fact that this may be overwhelming at first because it so worth it in the long run. I have helped save my clients a ton of money on their styles, half of what they would normally spend.
Since we were able to save them that amount, we were able to buy more items of clothes to complete their new style.
So here are a few do’s and dont’s when it comes to shopping sales.
Do Make a Plan
Find out when and where the sales will be. Make a list of items you would like to add to your wardrobe. Research your style, this will prepare you for all of that digging around and fighting the crowds.
Do Set a Budget
When shopping sales it’s easy to lose track of how much you’re spending “because it’s on sale.” Write down how much you want to spend and don’t go over that amount.
Do Try Things On
Make sure you try everything on unless you know that the size is true to size and will fit. Some sale items can’t be returned so, ask about the store’s return policy.
Do Know Prices
Know what the original retail price of items are this will help determine if you’re getting a great deal or not.
Do Try Something Different
Have you been eyeing a certain trend and just not sure if you can pull it off? Sales are the perfect time to try something new.
Don’t Buy It Just Because
Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean you have to buy it. Think it through, it’s all about the fit, trend and your style.
Don’t Buy Different Pieces
A rule of thumb, don’t buy pieces unless you can think of at least 2-3 different ways of wearing it with what you have hanging in your closet.
Don’t Be Super Trendy
If an item is very trendy it may be hard to make it wearable for the next season. Think about how or if it can be worn throughout the next season
Don’t Squeeze Into It
Sale items don’t mean you should squeeze into them. If it doesn’t fit then move on, you’ll find something else, I’m sure of it.
Don’t Settle for Less
No need to make quick purchases. I always tell my clients to marinate on it.