All of us love the summer sales during which we can get the pieces we wished to have so strongly and were so anxious about, but still those were pieces, which we couldn’t actually afford because of the high prices. On the other hand, sales appear to be not really useful for us, because quite often we end up buying things that were not actually needed and wasting money instead of spending them more wisely. So here we are with our tips to advise you what to buy during summer sales and what to stay away from!
The best solution for situations when you end up buying something worthless is to leave the credit cards at home and to take a certain amount of cash money with you with the exact amount that you are ready and going to spend on shopping. Still, this is really difficult for most of us and we suggest another great solution to this problem, introducing the basic pieces that you can actually buy without doubts and regrets during those cool and joyful summer sales as well as the general dos and don’ts that you can follow!
1. Do Make Lists
The very first thing that you need to remember is that shopping is primarily meant to be a way of enriching your wardrobe with garments and accessories that you really need. For this, you need to know what you have in your wardrobe and what you don’t to be able to make a good list of what you need. Apart from making a list of what you need, you should also be sure about what you have and what’s more than enough in your garde-de-robe. Thus your list should have two sections, one being the range of things you need and the other presenting the pieces that you shouldn’t absolutely buy.
2. Don’t Go for Trends from the Past Season
No matter how strongly you loved a certain piece from the past season, you still need to think twice before buying anything like that. Doing so you just risk wasting time on picking suitable accessories and garments for completing the image. While you try to reach the perfect looks, summer might be over already and the combinations you were striving for may be out of date for the next season.
3. Do Include the Basics in Your Purchase List
Unlike the specific trendy pieces that may have a year’s life only, the basics are those universals that never ever fade away. So be sure to include some of the pieces of this type since no matter how much time may pass, even when lagging behind other stylish pieces for one season, they will certainly have their comeback for the next one. For being even surer about this, you can pick some classic forms and shades to be able to match and keep them easier.
4. Do Think Twice Before Buying Anything
You may be just enchanted with a certain combination or a piece and you go and get them right away without giving yourself any more time for thinking it over. In fact, this is not the right way out of such situations especially when you are about to buy an expensive piece just because of the prestigious name of the brand or the fact that you are too tired for continuing the search. The same refers to the items that you feel are not of a good quality or have some flaws. No matter how tired you are or how prestigious they may be, you do need to put them back.
5. Don’t Avoid Searching
Besides the shop that you have just visited and found a big range of cool pieces that you need, you shouldn’t stop only there and on the other hand you should buy whatever you notice and choose in different places. Instead you may just make photos of those pieces and go home to carefully compare all and choose the ones you really like most. Power of will is the most important thing that you need to have for this.
6. Don’t Leave Aside the Pieces that You Have for Those You Dream About
No one can tell you that you will never have the flawless figure for a certain body-con dress or a sassy piece of lingerie. But still, before achieving perfection like that you need to create the maximum effective combinations using the ideally suitable options that you already have. Only after enjoying those garments can you make plans about opting for more effective and cool variants.
7. Do Pick Stylish and Trendy Pieces
Following the world fashion trends will never work against you. Just the opposite! Knowing about the basic trends and vibes that are especially widespread around the world will give you a chance to create some more creative and cooler combinations and fresh looks. Besides, many high-street fashion trends include more affordable variants of the chic designs suggested by the fashion giants, enabling you to come up with the sassiest and the greatest looks with affordable prices. And in order to find some great alternatives and to have an idea about the world fashion trends as such, you can look though the lines of Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Miu Miu, Chanel, and Gucci.
8. Try to Buy Pieces Which Have Some Compatibility with Each Other
Finally, the last thing that you need to know about going shopping and buying a whole range of things, you also need to consider the overall compatibility of the options you pick. No matter how creative and great the separate pieces may be, you need to imagine the combinations you are going to create with them. This will help you be more specific and sure about the items you buy securing the ultimately catchy and effective looks.
Thus, here were the most important things that we would like to introduce to your attention, giving you the basic insight into what summer sales and shopping for summer looks should be like. Following these dos and don’ts you will be able to enjoy both the process of shopping and the looks that you will later.
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