|Be your own style guruWomen have an average of 14 unused items in their wardrobe per year (The Independent, 7 January 2009)
The shops have been thrusting discounts at us from all sides, but how many of those sale items do you really need or want? Isn’t that ‘bargain’ little dress a lot like the one already hanging in your wardrobe? You desperately want to update your wardrobe for Spring but right now there isn’t much of a ‘you’ budget. There is no better time to get some professional style advice to learn how to shop wisely and rework some past pieces. These are useful skills in lean times that will last you a lifetime’s shopping and for the cost of one or two of those unworn items in your wardrobe!
|Investment sales shopping
When you are happily rummaging through sale items, focus on looking for quality and longevity, not the frivolous and short term. Before you hit the shops, think about what you need, or would really like, to fill the gaps in your wardrobe. Sales are great for picking up luxury fabrics and evening dresses, but do make sure they are in your colour and in a cut that suits you and a look that fits your style personality. Good items to look for are coats, suits and trousers in classic styles that will work next year and beyond. Beware of hanger appeal and make sure you try every item on!
A good buy is:
A timeless, well cut and well made item that will last regardless of fashion trends
A fabulous luxury fabric item you’ve fallen in love with and can actually now afford
An item in your size that fits you properly
Remember it is far better to walk away from the sales with one great piece rather than bags full of clothes that you will hardly ever wear. If you struggle when it comes to choosing the best buys for you then why not invest in a style consultation to help you shop wisely, forever. For further information on style consultations please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org