January can be a pretty bleak month: grim weather, detoxes and resolutions to name a few. However, there are some significant things going for it: back to school, booking a holiday and sale shopping.
So where do you begin when faced with those endless red ‘Sale’ signs?
Top tips for sale shopping designer clothing
First of all I would say know your size. The plus size brands are not consistent with fit, for example I may be a size L in a Marina Rinaldi sweater but quite often go for an XL in Elena Miro.
Measure yourself carefully and keep those details to hand; mine are in my phone. Also use the size filters when shopping online because there is absolutely no point in falling in love with something only to find that the size you need has sold out.
Buy things that fit you now. You may be on the way down in size but you can congratulate yourself and buy something smaller in the spring. Buying something new now will boost your morale and give your more confidence when you find a piece that fits you well!
Use the sales to invest in classic pieces, (pieces that you may not have previously been able to afford) that you will wear for seasons and seasons to come and that will go with 3 or 4 other pieces in your wardrobe. So ‘up shop’ and improve your wardrobe.
Avoid trend-led items and stick to investment pieces that you will be able to wear for years to come. While everyone on the front row might be wearing one particular item this season, there is every chance it will look out-of-date very soon and if it’s already in the sale, the moment may well have passed. Choose capsule classics that are not likely to age quite as quickly.
Sale staples for your wardrobe
So what are those key pieces you should invest in?
What I am now about to say is a huge contradiction, but there is another side to sale shopping and that is buying pieces that just make you happy. Things that are maybe a teeny bit frivolous. BUT and this is a big but, you still need to be able to sensibly justify where you will physically wear these.
There is no point in buying a full length sequinned gown that you know you will never wear (because your life consists of work, the school run and Netflix) just because you fall in love with it. That is a note to self as I still have a pair of sale bought sparkly shoes which are unworn. You should think about buying things that add personality and interest to the rest of your wardrobe and often accessories can be a good place to start.
Shop with Beige online and in-store!
This is a mere drop in the sale ocean and there are many more plus size designer clothes that you can find at Beige Plus.
Visit our sale shop and buy the best fitting pieces for your wardrobe so you always feel fantastic, whatever you’re wearing!
Visit Beige at one of our three London stores and experience a personalised shopping service with our friendly, helpful staff. We will give you the five-star treatment and help you find the perfect piece, no matter the occasion!
For any other queries, please contact us directly and we will be happy to give you the best advice, style tips and information to ensure you buy the right clothes for you.