Looking at the stats, one of my most popular posts is the guide to the sales. I’m here to stop you being hypnotised by a double figure discount and buying an item that goes straight to the back of the closet, without even being worn. As some of the end of year sales are beginning to surface, I’m here to give you the top tips on what to look for in the New Year sales. First, a quick checklist of where to start:
Look out for the trends of the new season, in this case spring/summer ’20, and the trends to remember are:
- crochet or woven – the bags with the holes
- oversize – tote bags to make Mary Poppins jealous
- citrus colours – from lime to tangerine
- polka dots – go spotty on your accessories
- all over white – from head to toe including your bag
- neutral accents – if dots are too much, opt for tan bags
Keep these 6 styles front of mind as they work as a summary of the trends spotted on the spring and summer 2020 runways. And whilst you might think its impossible to buy a season early, let alone in the sales, take a look at what I’ve found in the sales already…
On the left: from ASOS, a macrame bag. Once £35, now £17.50. On the right: from H&M, a straw bag, reduced from £39.99 to £25.
On the left: from Nordstrom, the Twist tote bag. Once $89 and now $53, 40% off. On the right from Anya Hindmarch, the drawstring tote bag called Neeson. Previously £895, now £626. 30% off.
On the left: from Mango the lime green Box bag. Now £12.99, down from £19.99. On the right: from Ink & Iris, the orange Kelda leather shoulder bag. It’s £115 but if you enter ‘extra20’ as the promo code, you will get it for under £100 at £92.
On the left: from Lulu Guinness, the Davina tote bag. Once £195 and now £117, 40% off. On the right: from Oscar de la Renta, this polka dot leather shoulder bag is 50% off, down from £2382 and is now £1192.
On the left: from Zadig & Voltaire, the Lolita bag is now £222, 40% off, down from £370. On the right: from Bimba y Lola, the XL leather flap bag is down 30%, from £510 to £357.
Neutral and golden
On the left: from Aesther Ekme, the Accordion leather shoulder bag, 50% off, now £150, down from £300. On the right: from Zadig & Voltaire, the Rock suede shoulder bag. 40% off, was £300 and is now £180.
There you have it, my top tips on how to find a bargain in the sales that will rock your Spring and Summer wardrobe. Be a sale survivor and don’t let your credit card take an unnecessary beating.
To keep the new seasons’ trends of SS’20 in mind check out:
Here’s to the Christmas and New Year holidays!
Photo credit: Header photo by Justin Lim on Unsplash