Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy New Year. I hope you and your family all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.
Now January is here most shops have great sales on and it can be easy (myself included) to get carried away! Which is why I follow these simple tips to ensure I shop the sales wisely and effectively:
1. Even though you're sales shopping it's always a good idea to set yourself a budget. Cap your spending at a certain price point, whether it be per item or in total. Although items are cheaper you can still do serious damage to your bank balance
2. Don't buy something for the sake of buying it. This may seem obvious but we've all been there, when we love an item and purchase it even though it's two sizes too big on the off chance it might fit at some point
3. Have a look in your wardrobe and make a list of key / stable pieces that will add value. These are products whereby you can make multiple outfits, by pairing with items you already have
4. If you are shopping online, add everything you like to your basket... Then once you've checked out the whole site, edit it taking out the things you're not sure about and pieces you don't 100% love. This is a trick I use for large sites like Asos that can be a bit overwhelming, if you don't have a plan in place.
5. Don't get swept up in deals. A handbag that was once really ridiculous money and is now just ridiculous money is obviously something that you should take time to consider. Is it something that you've wanted for a while? Or are you just getting caught up in the decrease in price?
6. Don't fall for impulse purchases, aka little bits of crap by the tills. Knotted / broken jewellery, chipped mugs and festive socks... Christmas is now over you will most likely have forgotten about those socks by next year, chances are you can't fix the jewellery, and there's no point sipping tea out of a broken mug!
7. Enjoy, I hope you all find a special piece to cheer up your week and your wardrobe