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WARDROBE WONDERS: How we are shopping the sales to ‘buy now, wear next season’

Posted on: December 11, 2012

“What should I buy in the sales?” a question I get asked a lot of time. It really depends what you are looking for. Investment pieces like a fabulous coat, a great pair of shoes, or that lust-have designer bag that you know will last a life time. On the other hand it could be those high-top wedge trainers that you thought you might like to try because everyone in the office is wearing them … but not at that crazy price.  So it all really depends. Donna our savvy sales shopper really can sniff out a great designer deal. Armed with a great discount (for one day only) at My-Wardrobe here are the pieces she snapped up. Here is why in the grand fashion scheme of things  they are very clever buys from must-have basics with a twist to how-to-do-next-season now (all catwalk pics style.com):

1. By Malene Birger white tuxedo blazer: Have  a look at the catwalk collections for next season and you will see that the tuxedo is king. Or queen for that matter. From Raf Simon’s gorgeous waist-cinching creations at his debut Dior show to Nicolas Ghesquière’s sculptural masterpieces for what was to be his final show for Balenciaga. There was a tuxedo tale to tell in every city from suiting to dresses, New York to Milan. So this white tuxedo blazer is quite a find. As well as being utterly versatile (think perfect partner to jeans and floor-sweeping gown) it channels next season’s trend perfectly. You can snap one up from Phase Eight and DKNY too.

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2. Michael Michael Kors animal print maxi skirt: Although very much an on-trend pattern for autumn/winter,  you’ll find animal print (think leopard and snake skin effect) popping up season after season. It is very much a timeless classic. So this piece operates on two-levels. It’s one of those “I’ll try out the print but only when it’s on sale” pieces but it will also work your wardrobe from autumn/winter to spring/summer. You might also like to keep your eye out for some fabulous animal print accessories and knits come sales time. They’ll update a look in a flash:

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3. Vanessa Bruno Athé black jumper: Finally, have a look at your Must Haves. It’s the perfect place to start to build the foundations of a good wardrobe. This round neck black jumper is a great basic piece with a twist. The twist comes in the form of the statement stud detail which gives a great modern update. In fact talking of jumpers the sales are a great time to snap up knitwear especially cashmere. Take inspiration from Karl Lagerfeld’s recent Chanel pre-fall collection which was cosy-chic at it’s very best! This Uniqlo  cashmere jumper and longline COS cashmere-mix piece will form a fabulous base on which to add tartan scarves and deep tone beanies for winter and a touch of printed silk come spring. Natalie x

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