As a fashion editor one would expect that I shop year round, constantly adding pieces to my wardrobe like ingredients in a trendy style stew. But in actuality, I only buy things on sale and often at the end of the season. We can thank my thrifty Nigerian parents for that one. Take for instance the past two weeks, when I basically kitted out my winter-to-spring wardrobe for a serious fraction of what I would have spent had I shopped at the beginning of the season. Here’s a list of what I picked up.
Coats: Most industry-insiders would advise that you buy items like coats and boots at the beginning of the season because the sizes you want may sell out. I like to take the opposite approach because I’m not particularly picky when it comes to my outerwear. It just needs to fit and be bright. What can I say, I’ve got a serious thing for statement coats. Where to buy: Shop the sale section at J. Crew, The Outnet, and Topshop.
Flats: Scoring flats on sale is my personal holy grail. Generally, it’s the crazy high-heels in off-colors that are 75% off, but a simple black flat you’ll actually be able to wear everyday? Now that’s a littler trickier. Which is why when I do find them, I tend to snatch up every pair in sight. Where to buy: Shop the sale section at Saks, Shoe Scribe, Barney’s NY.
Cashmere sweaters: My sister recently told me that I look far better in v-neck sweaters (elongates the body, shows off clavicle) as opposed to the crew neck numbers I love, so I’ve taken to adding a few to my wardrobe. Cashmere options are great because I can wear them now with a tank top or thin turtleneck underneath and on their own in the early spring. Where to buy: Shop sale section at Joe Fresh, Club Monaco, Gap.
A new winter hat: We all know I have an affinity for beanies, but I’m trying to break out of my winter hat rut and try felt fedoras instead. I’ve waited until the end of the season to do so because I can test-drive the trend without fulling committing (read: wasting money if I don’t actually like it). Where to buy: Shop the sale section at Farfetch, Zara, H&M.
Did you do any sale shopping this season? What’d you get? Share!