Every day this week the emails have been arriving about the start of the sales. We haven’t even had summer yet and already we are being tempted to “end of season” purchases! At least once the summer does arrive we should have a well stocked wardrobe of savvy sale purchases.
So, rather a long post but lots of suggestions for sensible spending of your hard earned cash. I have picked out pieces that will last you more than this season – in most cases – and where there are still a range of sizes available, but don’t leave it too long. And my top sale tip – if you wouldn’t dream of buying it at full price don’t click “go to check out”.
First up Fenn Wright Manson. They always do a huge range of dresses both for the office and special occasion. In this sale selection you’ve got several of the summer trends; black & white, floral, animal print and nude. the long sleeved dress may be a little warm for the summer (who am I kidding) but it’s a great bargain buy for cooler days. I loved the shape of these trousers and they come in black too and seem to have all 3 colours available in a good range of sizes.
Next Phase Eight who have just included more items – some up to 50% off. Top tip if you are going to Ascot or a wedding and still don’t have a hat check out Phase Eight as all theirs are now reduced. Other favourites – their linen trousers and tops (the pink one you may remember was included in my crop trouser post) a lovely fresh white dress and a gorgeous floral which reminds me a little of the dresses from this summer’s Dolce & Gabbana collection but at only £49 it’s Riviera chic without the price tag.
Every one needs that wardrobe staple – a pair of jeans. I say this but it’s something which I always struggle to buy (hopefully to be remedied soon) If you have been lusting after a pair of designer jeans but have been put off by a price tag of upwards of £150 then I’ve got a treat for you. House of Fraser has many of its designer jeans at half price! And even better they seem to have more than just dolly sizes. In fact the one pair of jeans I have tried on and actually liked in the last I don’t know how many years are reduced to £55 – Salsa jeans are a great brand for curvy girls – I can see my debit card creeping out of my purse and hand hovering over the click to buy button!
On to bags and this time a selection from John Lewis. Sadly the one bag I am lusting over still has a price tag of 3 figures, the first one being a 7, so I will be lusting on. There are some great classics in here though, in fact the sales this season don’t seem to be full of all the fads no one wanted, there actually are some genuine bargains.
Finally to L.K. Bennett to satisfy shoe hunger. A selection of heels and wedges depending on whether you want smart or casual. LK Bennett never seem to have huge reductions but there are some items here with £60-£70 off. I’ve also included a few of their clothes. The LBD (little black dress) is an absolute classic and although animal print was big this season it never really dates so the dress and blouse would be great capsule wardrobe classics. I also loved the fine knit tops in a perfect neutral and an on trend red.
So are you tempted? Is there something you have been hoping would be in the sale? I hope there is something here for you, let me know if you get a great bargain.
More sale picks to come from my-wardrobe.com.