We are half way thru the Spring season and parts of the US and Canada had snow last weekend.This unusually long Winter has lead to an over abundance of merchandise at most retailers and the Summer product is about to hit stores right about now.Most retailers are currently offering 40% to even 60% off the current seasons merchandise which is unprecedented this early.
So what do you buy right now?We all know that this is going to be a very short Spring so what has value?The good news is all the Fall/Winter fashion shows have all ready happened so we know what is going to be in for the rest of the year.I also recommend 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.You can afford to take a little risk when prices are so great.Here is what 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 and stay tuned for my post on how to create all these amazing looks.
-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.
-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.Think of these as items you will use in your life time and then share with your daughters.
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