Sales are everywhere now! I actually hate it! Don't get me wrong I love a bargain but I hate going into every shop full of women and piles of clothes, shoes everywhere on the floor; Rails and rails of clothes from 2005.
Whenever I go to a shop I like to see the Visual Merchandising and being able to see all the colours and textures hanging in order.
Last week the lifestyle magazine Most Wanted for VoucherCodes.co.uk contacted me to take part in their 'Secret Sales Challenge'. The challenge is part of a bigger research project for a 'Summer of Smarter Spending 'they gave me £70 budget to spend so here is what I bought and my tips for buying on sales:
Over the years my mentality of buying clothes has change, I used to buy more quantity rather than quality and I think now I'm opposite so that is why now I buy more timeless pieces with better quality.
I picked this denim jacket from ZARA; Sale price £29.99, for me anything denim will always be on trend it all depends how you styled it with other pieces or you can also DIY denim shorts, jackets, jeans to updated them so that is why I picked this jacket.The second item I bought was this boots from ASOS; Sale price £22. The type of shoes that you can wear now and in 5 years time and for £22 I think is such a bargain! I'm also wearing vintage Versace print Blouse.
My third item was this pair of Leather Gladiator Sandals from ASOS. Sale price £16. This was the best bargain of all! £16, soft leather and comfortable sandals! I cut the 2 middle straps as I thought they looked a bit heavy on my feet and Voila! I think I did pretty good with only £70! What you think?
So far this is the resume of my experience:
-Buying sales online was actually better for my pocket than in the shops because I had time to think what I really need rather than just rushing into buy something only because has the word SALE!
-Don't buy things only because they have a massive 70% off only if you really need them. I think sometimes we rush into buy things only because is really cheap and you end up buying 5 items for a £10 that you are going to wear once; Instead buy one piece that you really need and love :)-Always invest more in things that you can wear at least the following 3 years and just get a couple of items for the season that you can mix and match!
I really hope this was helpful and let me now your thoughts! Enjoy your week!