I’m a big fan of buying designer and also supporting Aussie labels, for the design but also the quality. The trade off however is that they often have price tags to match. So how do I reconcile this? I do my research on pieces I want to buy, and then snap them up during sale time,
I went to the recent Aje sale with stylist Jess Pecoraro (see video above) and thought it was a great opportunity to show you how I shop sales. Jess and I not only share our fave sale picks from the brand, but also our top tips when it comes to buying things on sale.
Some of the key things to remember are:
Snap up basics and statement pieces
It sounds like a contradiction, but sale time is the perfect opportunity to snap up quality basics and also statement pieces. The former because you definitely need to be well stocked in that department, and why not just buy them when they’re a fraction of the price? The latter, because special pieces are great to dot through our wardrobe to help elevate outfits, but key statement pieces like dresses and jackets are often quite expensive so it’s a great idea to wait until they’ve been discounted.
Focus on the building blocks of your wardrobe
I always hone in on the key building blocks of most of my looks during sale time, so I know that what I’m buying will work through the rest of my wardrobe. Some things I always try to get at sale time are: coats, jackets, blazers, denim, shirts and everyday tops.
White shirts are always a winner
One failsafe buy, and also something a wardrobe can never have enough of is a white shirt. They’re a forever style staple, and are a great item to pick up at a sale.
Search for separates
Look for great separates such as skirts and pants during sale time. They’re the perfect mix and match piece and you are able to get multiple looks out of your one purchase.
Pick up pieces you’ve had your eye on
While I was at the Aje sale, I spied that they had this beautiful ballerina inspired dress discounted, and it was one of my favourite pieces from Aje’s collection. I went back and forth about buying it when it was full price, but when I saw it was on sale I had to snap it up. If you ever find a statement piece but it’s out of your budget then you can often pick up at sale time.
Black and white is always a winner
If you’re worried about buying pieces that will quickly date, opt for black and white pieces. Monochrome will always be a classic.
Look for versatility
Trenches and coats are always great to pick up at sale time. A trench in particular is also versatile and can be worn as a dress
Denim is always a good idea
Denim is also something to try and pick up at a sale. As it’s an every day piece so you’ll get a long way with your cost per wear.