How many of you have rushed to read this post just because you felt intrigued at the sheer idea of buying those highly coveted Spring pieces at a lower price? Here, here, I can already see a couple of hands raising themselves discreetly. Let's be frank, there's nothing vaguely wrong with that. I would be doing the same if I were in your same position.
As I briefly anticipated yesterday, today's post is closely related to a post I wrote quite a while ago about making the most out of clearance sales. In that particular post, I had emphasised how clearance sales - and mind you, there are many good ones at the moment! - can be exploited to stock up on some next season goodies.
Whenever I remotely mention the idea of 'premeditated shopping' - a fancy noun phrase to describe what I've been raving about in the previous paragraph - I get around half a dozen perplexed looks, a non-verbal way of asking, 'How do you do that?'. Some also address the question using their voices. They tend to be the brave ones, you know.
It definitely takes a bit of skill (and patience!) to go on such a shopping mission since, by nature, seasonal clothing are meant to oppose each other. The likelihood of finding a thick faux fur coat during the July sales is low. It's just as difficult to shop for swimsuits during January sales. However, having said that, the first question you must seek to answer is 'What exactly am I shopping for?' Replying with 'something for the next season' doesn't suffice. Are you trying to find pieces for an upcoming seasonal trend or are you merely looking for lighter coloured numbers? Having a clear idea of your intentions not only helps you to save time, but it also aids to filter through all those seemingly uninteresting sale items.
Maybe explaining what I am looking for during my premeditated shopping - which is in full swing at the moment! - helps some of you to understand what I'm going on about. In a few words, I stopped buying anything Winter-related and I'm just using the sales to shop for numbers I want to rock this Spring. During my last shopping adventures, I bagged myself quite a few on trend pieces and I swear I barely even spent more than 4 euro a piece! Yep, true story!
Until we start sweating like pigs, we can afford to wear blazers. This is why I'm keeping a open eye for light coloured blazers, especially cream and white ones. Aspiring to buy a pastel blazer during these sales might be a tad too ambitious, but hey, you never know! I was also lucky enough to buy a pair of cigarette pants in a very light - almost pastel - colour from Bershka for only 5 euro! The same shop had identical ones in their new Spring and Summer stock for more than 20 euro. Bargain, I say!
If anyone has some spare cash to spend during the last few days of the sale period, I strongly encourage you to stop buying Winter pieces and to invest in some Spring wear instead. Look out for bright coloured numbers - from pants to bags to shirts and skirts - and floaty vests and blouses. Getting a pair of brogues might also be a good idea! They're the perfect transitional shoe :)
And just in case you were wondering, all the featured items in this post are on sale.
This is where those raised hands are lowered. They grab the mouse to log in for some online shopping. Proud of you!