The sales are at their best right now for bargain hunters because stores have to discount sale prices even further when you get later into January. But how do you get even more for your money and what is still going to be in fashion next season?..
The answer is to buy items that will take you into next season by adapting them for the colder months but what trends are going to be in for spring that you can get your hands on now? My top picks will see you right.
This loud and proud print is still going to be around for spring. Think pleated skirts, shirt dresses, coats and footwear which can all be found in the current sales. TOPSHOP has some great pleated skirts and coats in the sales while Office and Aldo have some cool trainers and pumps lavished in animal print.
They do it every year but florals will still be big news so hunt down anything embossed with winter florals and adapt them for spring time. Right now, a full floral skirt or dress looks fabulous with opaque tights and Chelsea boots with a slim knit or slogan sweater. When things hot up, team the same floral skirt or dress with bare legs, pumps or trainers and a t-shirt tucked in or with a bomber jacket. Miss Selfridge and Zara has some amazing bombers in the sale and the florals are everywhere.
Sparkle isn’t just for Christmas. Some of the SS17 catwalks saw models strut their stuff in sequins and high shine metallics so go gold, go glam and glimmer in style. Switch things up for spring by wearing one sequin item only and pairing it with casual fabrics like cotton or denim. A sequin skirt looks very street style-esque worn with a tucked in denim shirt and trainers or a plain sweater and ankle boots.
Blouses, dresses and shirts that have tie-up sleeves, hems or fronts are going to be everywhere and there are some in the sales if you look carefully. Details like this add extra femininity and interest. Warehouse and Miss Selfridge do it very well and if you can get anything in gingham that ties – you’ll be hitting two fashion birds with one fabulous stone, since gingham is going to be a huge hit.
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River Island white sequin pencil skirt, £15 (down from £32).
Miss Selfridge Pink Gingham Tie Dress, £24.50 (was £35).
TOPSHOP Floral velvet flippy dress, £25 (down from £42).
Office Superga 2750 Leopard Gold Mesh, £35 (was £54.99).
All available while stocks last.
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