Yes we are in the middle of glorious weather and fantastic sales.It is easy be taken in by the great 70% or even 80% off deals and think of all the money you are saving and buy things that really do not work. Beware Sale Remorse is one of the most common afflictions of the great Summer Sale Season as most items are on final sale.
I say now is the time to focus on Value and Versatility.I also recommend as a counterpoint that you be a little daring and take some fashion risks and may be get a piece or two that is a little out of you comfort zone,maybe a red dress or a navy jumpsuit?You can afford to take a little risk when prices are so great.Always remember to focus on items that fit your body and flatter your personality.
Here are the 7 items you should focus on.
Colors that go into Fall
-Red that is a big color this season is moving to Fall in a big way.Red dresses and Jackets are going to be a key item for Holiday so if you can snag one at a deep discount where it from now to December.Deep Pink that is in stores right now is also going to be popular in September when it is going to be mixed with grey and red.Look for classic tops and sweaters in this color.
-Animal prints have now become season less and are a major statement all year round so grab some at a great price.Plaids which are normally associated with Fall are now a year round staple.
Key Items going in to Fall
-Floral Dresses that are one of Springs must have items continue to be a statement in colder weather where they are layered with chunky sweaters and leather jackets.Look for prints that are on a dark ground and have sleeves.Trench coats which are the key outerwear for Spring were featured on major Fall runways.
-Scarves in bold prints were an integral part of the Fall shows,designers showed them in all kinds of innovative ways.So grab a bunch on sale look for traditional square ones or long rectangular ones.
Besides by getting two of the same scarf for the price of one you can do all these fabulous things with them.
-Use this opportunity to stock up on Tanks,Camisoles and classic Tees in Black,White and Nude.You will have to freshen up these pieces on a regular basis.Look for great leggings as well.Make sure you buy a full set of white camissoles,tanks and tees and store them in acid free paper for next Spring.
-White button Front Shirts,Classic cashmere V-necks,A little Black Dress and A great Blazers are all items that are worth the investment.These are pieces that are timeless and are the building blocks of your wardrobe.
-A fantastic black leather handbag,timeless nude pumps,a beautiful evening clutch or a beaded luxurious shawl.Think of these as items you will use in your life time and then share with your daughters.Here are some items that are going to be big this Fall.
If you are planning any kind of warm weather winter getaway,now is the time to pick up your bathing suits.Bathing suits will not be in the stores or online until February next year and they will be full price.Pick up a couple at 50% off and store them in a breathable bag(not plastic).
Always be a Smart Shopper