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DRESSIPI LUST-HAVES: How to shop the summer sales

Posted on: June 13, 2012

Summer sales time. Stylishly sweet music to those of us who’ve been lusting after a particular designer must-have “but not at that price!”.  And what about those high street gems that have been a bit “hmmmm love it, but will wait and see if I can get two for the price of one”. So, yes, summer sales time, it’s sweet music to the ears of all of us. To keep that music flowing sweetly and stylishly post-sale splurge, my question to you is this:  Once the sales have have blurred into oblivion do you find yourself in 1) a why did I buy this situation? 2) an annoying I’ve still got nothing to wear situation, or 3) OK. so it said ‘50% off’, but now I realise it was still expensive and I’m never going to wear it. Ever. Situation? We’ve all been there and not even ebay or a pass-it-off-to-someone-at-Christmas number is going to cure the pain of a regret sale purchase!

We’ve saved you the hassle of elbowing your way through the summer sales crowds or fighting for a spot in a cramped and crowded share-it-all pop-up changing room with no decent mirror. With your Dressipi Fashion Fingerprint at the ready your fashion dreams are one click away.

Here are a three tips to keep in mind as you navigate your way around the Dressipi site shopping the sales this summer.

1. INVESTMENT PIECES OR IMPULSE BUY: When going designer, whether you’re after that must-have Chloe bag, those impossibly arty Prada shoes, that gorgeous red carpet dress that your favourite celeb wore, ask yourself if you’re more impulse or invest buying. Impulse: hmmm I’m going to wear it a few times and get sick of it because it was a passing trend. Investment: yes, it’s another pair of heels, yes it’s in a must-have on trend summery shade, and yes it’s a great versatile shape that I can wear over and over again like these Rupert Sanderson courts. The point is if you’re going to ‘do’ designer and ‘do’ a trend pick one that’s timeless.

2. THINK CAPSULE WARDROBE PIECES: Use the sales to fill the gaps in your wardrobe. Do you have that tailored jacket in a neutral colour that we’ve been talking about in our style emails. You know the perfectly tailored one that will work with your jeans, work with a little black dress and even take you like Cinderella, minus the pumpkin, to a ball. Whether it’s a high street piece or this McQ Alexander McQueen piece now’s the time to snap it up.

3. VERSATILE TREATS: Bags and accessories. We can never have enough of them. And if you buy just one simple little fashion pick-me-up these are the perfect pieces to update any wardrobe. Think along the lines of something you know you’ll use through the seasons. Whether it’s a scarf in your favourite print or a stylish bag that takes you from day-to-night like this Moschino piece. Next week check back with us on the blog when we show you what Dressipi has shopped from the sales…so far! Natalie x

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