A bargain ain’t a bargain unless it’s something you need. SIDNEY CARROLL. Post Christmas sales begins today. Before you head off to the shops, remember that most designers’ mistakes end up in the sales. The only time to hit the sales is when something you loved earlier in the season that was outside your budget appears in the sale. Otherwise look at it, admire it, ask yourself:
- How can I incorporate this item into my wardrobe?
- Does it flatter my body shape and colouring?
- Is it appropriate for my personal brand?
If your response to any of the above is negative, take a deep breath, start walking and step out of the shop. There is no success in anything without discipline. Maintain a disciplined attitude to sales shopping. Repeat after me, ‘Undisciplined sales shoppers have plenty of scares on their credit cards’.