A Wardrobe Wishlist: Shopping the Sales Part 1

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The sales might be a tricky one to navigate – with ever-decreasing discounts so you’re never sure when to take the plunge, to knowing when to swoop and grab that last must-have in your size, it can be a bit of a minefield.

Personally, I like to divide my sales shopping up into two categories to try and make it a little more organised; I prefer to separate my searching into ‘daywear’ and ‘partywear’ categories. Otherwise I find my shopping basket overflowing with sequins and lace, jumpers and jumpsuits and just not sure what can be worn where and with what. Separating the load into pretty daywear and luxe basics, and glitzier pieces perfect for a night on the tiles, makes it so much easier to know where the gaps in my wardrobe are and what I need (and what I don’t, but will probably buy anyway!).

So for part one of my Sales Wardrobe Wishlist, I’m going all out on the glitz front. Yes, party season may be over, but this is the perfect time to stock up on those glam purchases perfect for nights out, parties and special occasions to see you through the year to come.

Looking at my wishlist, I’m not steering far from my favourite colours; pink, navy and black, with a healthy dose of gold and silver – I’d recommend this way of shopping, picking things in your staple shades as it means they’re far more likely to be worn!

I’ll start with possibly the glitziest piece on the wishlist; this silver sequin sweater from Topshop. It’s the perfect way to jazz up a pair of jeans and would look dreamy paired with messy hair, black jeans or leather leggings, and this sleek Chloe lookalike leather shoulder bag from H&M.

Also from H&M is this blush satin party dress – which is currently winging its way to me and cost just £8.99! Spending so little on such a statement piece makes great fashion maths – this fancy, flouncy frock won’t get worn much but the cost per wear will automatically be so low that it doesn’t really matter.

Not so good on the cost-per-wear scale is this funnel-necked black and silver sequin mini dress, bedazzled with stars. It’s down to £60 in the Topshop sale, which I still think is pretty pricey for a party dress, but it won’t stop me getting all starry-eyed over it… Also starry but much cheaper is this pretty monochrome blouse, which is currently £8 at Boohoo. It’s sheer with a plunging neckline, and would be such an easy piece to throw on for dinner or cocktails, low-key with jeans or you could amp it up with some statement trousers or some stunning shoes, like this gorgeous gold ankle boots which are currently around £16 from H&M.

Finally, a jumpsuit is a great piece to wear for weddings, parties or just a night on the town. This navy velvet pleated numbernavy velvet pleated number from Topshop is just £20 and is super chic; subtly 70s, and navy looks good on everyone. I think this would be so easy to throw on for a last-minute night out and still be the best-dressed person at the bar!

What’s on your wardrobe wishlist? Stay tuned for part two, my daywear sales edit too.

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