Article by Ceri Wheeldon
When it comes to shopping in the sales I tend to look for quality investment pieces that will stand the test of time. Set your budget – and your priority list and look for the investment items that your will wear again and again. and that will deliver the best quality with the biggest savings. Think cost per wear. You can always spend on the more fashion/fun pieces once you have the basics.
Here are some of my picks – all available on the high street/online.
A classic trench coat never goes out of fashion.
Hobbs trench coat £299 to £199
This is in my all time favourite colour. A statement piece – yet timeless
Ted Baker Coat £320 to £230
This jacket is a classic and can be worn in so many ways – over a dress for the office or with a pair of jeans.
L K Bennett jacket reduced from £225 to £90.
Classic black trousers , well cut in a good quality fabric are always a good buy. I have found 2 airs – one wide legged for evening, and one slim legged for every day.
Wide leg evening trousers £90 to £44
Damsel in a dress slim trousers £99 to £59
I practically live in black skinny jeans tucked into boots in winter – I love these from Mint Velver
Black skinny jeans reduced from £69 to £39
Shirts and blouses in good quality natural fabrics are always wearable. I love to wear silk – this one if fab for day or evening.
Ralph Lauren silk blouse £169 to £99
I always buy my boots in the sale. My best buys for knee length and ankle boots are from Moda in Pelle.
Boots from Moda in Pelle £179 to £99.95
Ankle boots reduced from £129.95 to £79.95
As I said earlier – I look for classic, wearable investment pieces in the sales – and top up my wardrobe throughout the year with the more colourful, edgier pieces. Happy sales shopping 🙂