The secret is officially out and the euphoric words are making waves across Hitchin and beyond…the What Sarah did sale has started! As with anything, there is an art to sale shopping and approaching it in the right way will ensure you get the most out of your money and enjoy your savvy purchases way beyond this season. The mere mention of the phrase “fail to prepare, prepare to fail” may bring back pre GCSE induced fear, but the motto really comes into its own when its time to hit the shops. In the same way you check your fridge before going food shopping, check your wardrobe before heading to WSd to work out what it is that you really need. To help the process, we’ve put together our picks of timeless investment pieces that are certain to give you big bang for your buck….
Good tailoring is key to every woman’s wardrobe and well-chosen, classic styles will serve you well for years to come. Mos Mosh is our go to for premium fabrics and perfect fits and their Blake Night pant suit will prove its worth as your best ally. This season’s block colour trend is set to hold its own into autumn too, so now is the perfect time to snap up this cherry red combo at a bargain price. The vibrant two-piece is not only seriously chic but can be re-worked in so many different ways, either as a set or as separate pieces. Why not update your go-to wedding guest look and throw on the Blake Night blazer over your dress for a chic outfit formula. Beyond wedding season style the Blake Night pants with box fresh kicks and a tee for weekend brunching. What could be better than tailoring that’s as playful as it is powerful and works just as well in the boardroom as it does under a disco ball?
“Hot Pink is Officially the New Millennial Pink” was the headline that dominated SS18 trend reports, with word on the runway declaring rosy shades were being upstaged by fuchsia. There are so many labels for the particular shade, from ‘Barbie-esque’ to ‘shocking’ to ‘hot’, but whatever you call it, the colour is very much still in and very much wearable. The fash pack dictated that hot pink was to be worn from head to toe, with models at Alexander Wang and Tory Burch styled in all-over fuchsia. Thankfully Just Female has made the runway a reality with their take on the trend which sees the humble maxi dress elevated into pink ruffle heaven. Style the Nicole dress now with your fave heeled sandals for an oh so dependable look that will see you through every occasion this summer. Then as the chill sets in get clever with layering and build this beauty over a black roll neck, tights and heeled boots to make it work for winter.
One of the key looks on the SS18 radar was checks and despite being labeled as a ‘top trend’ of the season, the print is the epitome of tradition and heritage so is never going to go out of style. Conclusion? It’s still worth the investment. From folky gingham, to red and blue plaids and even shopper-bag checks, there’s a version of the print for every taste and every time of year. Just Female comes up trumps yet again with its timeless interpretation of the classic design- enter the Valeria Rose Check blazer and trousers. Our Maz styled this beaut combo with a sexy black lace cami and her favourite white kicks on a mini break to Barcelona with her beau. Sarah followed suit (no pun intended…) and channeled a similar look to see her through a mega buying bonanza for all things Spring 19. If those two queens aren’t proof enough that you can rely on this suit for any occasion, then I don’t know what is!
You can shop all of these pieces in store or online, plus there is a whole host of other sale treasures to choose from that could really prove their worth within your capsule wardrobe. Remember to treat your wardrobe like your fridge and think about what its lacking …but of course sometimes its important to sneak a few extra treats in too, because what is a fridge without fizz?!