It’s that time of year again when we are bombarded with sales - black Friday, cyber Monday, flash sales and more. How will you know if what you buy is what you want? How do you navigate the sales and make them work for you?
Using sales to buy what you need is one way. The same guidelines apply as normal - will you enjoy wearing it, is it a style that works for you etc. Don’t buy for an imagined idealised self - buy for the very best version of yourself. Use sales to get things that cost more than you would usually pay. Signing up for the newsletters is a great way to find out when sales start - and being the first to know will give you the full pick of sizes and colours available. The benefits of shopping online are that the refund conditions are better due to consumer contracts regulations, often sale items in stores are exchange only with a shorter return period -always check terms.
However sales can also be a route to disaster. To recognise when sales are not working for you it’s helpful to remember a few pointers because nothing is a bargain or good value if you don’t use it. No item of clothing or accessory is going to improve your life - not even at 70% off. Many items hold a promise of an ever-improving self but the instant gratification of that moment is short-lived and usually not worth spending your money on. Buying things just because they are cheap does not lead to a well-managed wardrobe full of outfits you look forward to and enjoy wearing. Remember - use sales to buy what you need.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, hoping you’ve made a list or hinted enough so you receive presents you love and listened enough to give presents that are appreciated. And wishing you a joyful New Year, hoping you’ll fulfil all the aspirations. xxx