Sale season is officially upon us and as you know, now -and going forward- is probably the best time to score some amazing pieces for 50-75% off. Over the years, I feel like I've mastered when and how to shop these sales but just in you haven't, read below and check out this video where I'm sharing my go-to tips and tricks on how I save while shopping.
1. First, CLEANSE. If you haven't already seen my 'How I Edit + Declutter My Wardrobe' video, do yourself a favor and watch it. But if you have, I'll quickly reiterate the importance of cleaning out you wardrobe before you go ham-and-cheese at the upcoming Zara sale. One of my best rules of advice? If you haven't worn or thought about it within the last 6-8 months, get rid of it. Period.
2. Need vs WANT. || It's SO easy to get caught up in the hype of everything being on sale and feeling like you're getting such an amazing deal but it's important to know what your wardrobe actually needs vs. what you want. Take inventory of the pieces you're missing and look for those items -or similar styles- from various retailers until you come across that perfect piece.
3. Don't buy FINAL SALE. || This is something I'm still learning but take it from me, don't do it. Once the sale season comes to an end, typically late August/ early September, many companies are desperate to get rid of things and thus, mark stuff down 75 - 80% off. Now yes, that's my kind of deal. However, 9 out of 10 times, these pieces will be final sale because they're simply trying to get rid of it to make room for new inventory. So unless you know for a fact that you can fit and/or utilize said item, don't get caught up buying something that you can't return or wear simply because of the amazing discount.
4. Get a HEAD Start. || You'd be pretty surprised at how many pieces you can find for the upcoming season on major sale. Be sure to keep you eyes open for what fall/winter pieces you can add to your wardrobe during the summer sales.