The only way I’m not going to spend money during the sales is if I turn off the internet on all my devices and avoid the high street. But I’m a poor student and so instead of just buying what my heart desires and buying all the pretty things, I’ve devised a plan. Or, rather, as I’ve got older I’ve realised that my mum really has shared some pearls of wisdom with me. Her are her top 5 tips which I live by come January:
- Only buy what you saw full price (as anti-festive as it may seems, when I woke up on boxing day before the rest of my family, I did a quick check to see if anything I’d previously been eyeing up had been reduced).
- Stick to what you know you’ll get a lot of wear out of, whatever that means for you. For me, it means stripes, chunky knitwear, and boots. Jewellry is never a bad investment either.
- Along the same lines, look at classic stores and brands. Some stores have the same items year after year and so it makes sense to wait until the sales start for stylish looks and great quality.
- Look for items you otherwise couldn’t afford: if you’ve always wanted a real leather jacket rather than the PU stuff, save up your pennies and buy one reduced in the sales, or look for knits with cashmere blends.
- Buy classics. Think about the future. Twenty pounds might seem a lot for the blouse now, but it’s a lot of money to only wear once out for drinks.
And here are some top deals (as if you need any more inspiration):
Appliqué leather bag – Mango
Reduced from £69.99 to £29.99
Raw-hem wide-legged Jeans – Whistles
Reduced from £95 to £45
Reduced from £64.99 to £18.99
Rioja Embellished Sandals – Topshop
Reduced from £55 to £10
Happy shopping. CC looks forward to seeing all your style steals on the streets of St Andrews soon!