The sale week is upon us, and there's some serious BARGAINS to be had if your strong willed. I was reading ELLE's highstreet edit two issues back and they offered tips on how to shop on the highstreet, very useful & informative and some of them can definitely apply to this post. The ones that really stuck out are:
1. WRITE A WISHLIST
'Hit up blogs, look at magazines and have an idea what it is you want to buy, this will allow you to focus on what you want and hone in on it rather than trolling through everything.'
2. STAY HANDS FREE
'Just leave the house with your housekeys, wallet and maybe your mobile phone, your on a mission and you need to have both hands free. No faffing about with bags etc, leave it at home'
3. BE INTREPID
'Shopping outside your comfort zone will stop you from buying the same thing, it is the sale so now is the best time to experiment with things you normally wouldn't, AND without the hefty price tag.'
4. SIZE IT UP
'For god's sake, if it doesn't fit, don't buy it! it won't magically shrink to size when you take it home, or stretch. Unless you want to add a little edge to your look by oversizing things, that's when it should be ignore the above.'
5. BE DECISIVE
'Edit edit edit, you have to think on your feet. Whatever you pick up should be mentally filtered through a check list, if it passes all than you should buy, chances are it'll be gone by the time you come back'
6. STICK TO YOUR BUDGET
'Give yourself a budget, and take out extra cash if you need to - this will prevent the, "what was I thinking" when you get home, NEVER regret it'