SALES: How To Shop Smarter

Women carrying shoppings bags and using smartphone, Retail, Shopping, Women, designer sales, womens fashion, sale deals, how to shop during sale time, sale tips, Only Women, Fashion, texting, smartphone, cityWe’ve been inundated with sales since Black Friday, but I really think that the real deals are during the month of January. In this post, I’m going to show you how to take advantage of a sale and shop smarter while doing it. Sales are a time where you can really score a great deal, like a designer great deal! So don’t get me wrong I love a steal…but when it comes to buying items for your wardrobe, I have a few SALE TIPS that I always follow and they have never let me down!

7 days of style sale tips:

  1. Take inventory of your closet. Go through your wardrobe and figure out what you’re missing or what you would like more of. I think sale time is perfect for upgrading your everyday basics.
  2. Don’t just buy something because it’s on sale. Unless you are going to wear it, what’s the point? It doesn’t matter if it’s the steal of the century…if you are never going to wear it, don’t spend the money no matter the amount.
  3. Sales are definitely the time to take advantage of designer goods. Where you might not normally pay full price, this is the time to get them. I know many women that have built fabulous, solid wardrobes with items they have purchased on sale.
  4. Sale Time is also about planning ahead. Quite a few of my designer shoes I have purchased on sale. This winter I’m looking for the perfect gladiator sandal to wear in the summer. If you love a quality shoe but can’t always afford the full price tag, honestly just wait for the sale.
  5. Sales are a time to try something different. And buy different I don’t mean the complete opposite of your personal style! I just mean this is the time to pick up that color you’ve been wanting to try but don’t want to pay the full amount. I recommend looking for sweaters, blouses, button down tops, long sleeve shirts, turtlenecks,, t-shirts in a pop of color that suits you.
  6. ACCESSORIES. Sunglasses, handbags, silk scarves, shoes, jewelry. You can honestly find steals!

take advantage of some serious designer deals right now:

Net-a-porter SALE

Saks Fifth Avenue SALE

Nordstrom SALE

Shopbop SALE

SSENSE SALE

Follow 7 Days of Style and you will always SHOP SMARTER.

My Top Sweater Picks

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I love my grey cashmere turtleneck sweater. I got it in Italy a few years ago. It’s my go-to on those cold school pick up days and also a classic piece for my wardrobe.

Sweaters are a wardrobe staple, especially during this time of year when you want to be warm but still stylish. Below are some of my top sweater picks and a few style tips to keep in mind this winter. 😉

7 Days of Style Tip: Remember to look for a neck line that is flattering and also a style that is classic. For example I suit a turtleneck and a v-neck style. You may not think a neckline of a sweater matters, but it does.

Shopbop sweater styles
NUDE round neck sweater

 

7 Days of Style Tip: Don’t think you can only wear a sweater one way. You want to think outside the style box. For ex, the fair isle sweater below would look stunning with a long silk skirt, a fur collar, and ankle boots.

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Topshop reverse fair isle sweater.

7 Days of Style Tip: To give an oversized sweater a different look, add a belt and pair it with slim bottom.

Net-a-porter sweater styles
Proenza Schouler wool-blend sweater BUY here.
Zara sweater styles 2018
Zara oversized choker sweater.

7 Days of Style Tip: Neutral hues don’t just mean black, white, grey…add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. When you wear the right colour close to your face, it will highlight your features and give you an instant glow…and who doesn’t want that!?

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J. Crew everyday cashmere turtleneck sweater.

Last minute holiday party outfit idea

On Sunday morning I found out that I had a Christmas party to attend that evening and my day was already booked with plans, so there was no way I was heading to the mall to find an outfit to wear. However I knew that I didn’t need to do that. Instead of panicking, I knew that I could put a look together last minute because I had the key items in my closet.

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Zara double breasted grey plaid blazer.

I tucked my black turtleneck into my black pencil skirt which instantly created a little black dress! Put on my double breasted grey plaid blazer, black tights, black ankle boots and of course what takes the outfit to that dressy level is the statement jewelry.

Having the wardrobe essentials in my closet, allows me to create endless outfit options. ❤️

Easy Holiday Outfit Ideas

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Look #1: I’m wearing the one-shoulder top on its own with statement jewelry and jeans.

Preparing for the holiday season can be a stressful time, one area that shouldn’t is what you are going to wear. Do you find yourself rushing to the mall last minute or late night searching for that perfect dress online ? Are you looking through your closet minutes before you are about to leave doubting that you are dressed appropriately? The worst feeling is when you show up and don’t feel fabulous. Ok, take a breath…I’m here to assist!

Showing  you 3 different ways to wear 1 top…

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Look #2: Added my black sequins blazer and kept everything else the same!
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Club Monaco top worn with black turtleneck and black pant.
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Club Monaco top tucked into black pencil skirt and now becomes a dress.

When you buy something, make sure you are able to create a few different outfit options.  If you have multiple parties to attend and you buy one bright red dress…well then everyone is going to remember it. However if you buy an item that you can wear many ways…that is key.

Follow my style tips and you will be set this holiday season. And please don’t buy 5 dresses for 5 different parties…no need for that.

Holiday party outfit ideas.

What to wear this holiday season. 

Holiday 2018 trends. 

Holiday Party Ready Looks

When it comes to holiday dressing you can never go wrong with sequins. I’ve had my H&M sequins blazer for well over 10 years and it’s still my go to this time of year. The blazer sequins dress from Zara has caught my eye. Before I buy something, I have to be able to wear it at least 3 different ways. Keep on reading to find out the different ways I would wear this dress.

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Zara sequins blazer dress. Holiday party essential!

Holiday Party Outfit Option #1: Wear the sequins blazer dress with sheer tights, black heels and statement earrings.

Holiday Party Outfit Option #2: Wear the sequins blazer dress with slim black pants, black heels, statement necklace, and bangles.

Holiday Party Outfit Option #3: Wear the sequins blazer dress with dark denim, ankle boots, statement earrings, and belt the outside of the dress.

Buy the dress here.

Holiday dressing can be this simple.

“When you look like you stepped out of a catalog, 

that’s never good. People shouldn’t succumb to a trend,

they should interpret the trend”.

Rachel Zoe