Before you even think about hitting the sales you should check out your wardrobe. Make a list of any ‘gaps’ you may have. There is little point and certainly no savings to be had by adding to the ‘bargains’ already in your wardrobe that you have never worn or bagging yourself yet another pair of black trousers!
Once you have your ‘things I need’ list then you can make a start. I would always suggest going early when you’re feeling energised, not after a full day at work when all you want to do is put your feet up! Make sure you’ve had something to eat, if you’re tired and hungry you will make poor choices!
Don’t be distracted by ‘amazing bargains’ that aren’t on your list, these may seem a good idea at the time but will only eat into your budget stopping you spending on what you really need, be strict with yourself, you’ll be so glad you did when you have bagged yourself something you love and need. A good strategy for this is working out cost per wear if something costs you £50 and you’ll wear it once is more expensive that something that may cost £100 but you’ll wear every week.
When you find your super sale bargain think about what else you have in your wardrobe already that you could team it up with and only ever buy if you LOVE it! This goes whether in sale or not. In my opinion if you wouldn’t want to invest in it when it’s full price then it’s no bargain, just a less expensive mistake. I cannot tell you how many wardrobes I have seen that have a collection of never worn sales items, so before you hand over your hard earned cash ask yourself these questions.
Do I need it?
Do I love it?
What will it add to my wardrobe?
And Can I afford it? No bargain is worth going in the red for especially not in January!
Happy sales shopping peeps. xx