Their expressions say it all.
That’s how I feel when I scroll and click through pages and pages of “sale” pieces.
I have become much better at sale selecting; decided and purposeful is my way and if I don’t need it, then there is no place. This year, unlike others, I feel conflicted. We need to help business back and start consuming again but with balance. Supporting the stores we know who have been long-standing and genuinely customer-focused is important and if we can take advantage of real reductions then why not?
My questions when “sale surfing” have not changed:
Do I need it?
The answer should be yes or at the very least a can’t-live-without response.
Is it better than what is already in my wardrobe?
One of my unfortunate habits is to buy variations of the same over and over and unless the piece is a better rendition, what is the point?
Will it replace a piece that needs a refresh?
It is the time to refresh the classics and the well-loved. Cashmere, coats, exercise gear, dresses and blouses are where I start my search. Leisure and underwear too can be found with great savings.
My focus is on a few tailored pieces – blazers and pants– and while they aren’t front of wardrobe right now as the autumn kicks in they will be. A suit never goes astray and can be worn in so many different ways.
Then there are coats.
Coats I look hard for at sale time. Overcoats, all styles and weights, are the pieces I believe we can never have too many of. It’s a collection to grow. Sale time is when I add something new and different, like this plaid. At full price, I would deliberate and at a discounted price I would be all in.
The easiest way to see my edit is to right-click on the links below and open all the pages.
That’s what I do and then it’s easy to compare and see all the options. xv
That Sale Time Again
the mix and match blazer and pants
when it’s time to wrap up
**belted trench in black || **trench in sand || city trench in green balsam
**nikes in platinum || madewell sneakers (go one size down)
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image, tim walker