Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Out Of Season Buying Success

Last year when I was on a mission to 'organise' the way I shop, I started to update monthly on here a shopping list of what I 'needed' and what I had purchased just to help the habit.  I haven't been so great this year as I hold my hands up - my love of a bargain over rides what I need in that current minute.  I'm not sure I'm ever going to change, I know my style, I know what I like, it will get worn eventually......well that's the plan.  There is always a little room for error though.  Last September I blogged about these shorts from Zara.  I bought them for £9.99 in the sale, it was coming to the end of the Summer clothing season.  Everyone else was looking at coats and I went and bought shorts!  Needless to say, they didn't get worn much last year.  It's a risk to buy some items out of season yes, however these weren't.

T-shirt; Vince
Shorts; Zara
Bag; Topshop
Sandals; Kurt Geiger

A little over excited about my Zara purchases that day!  Post coming soon, promise! 
I took them on my recent holiday to Spain (I need that heat again) and they were so comfortable.  Perfect for travelling in a suitcase as they didn't crease, the spots hide any sticky finger prints from the girls and unlike all the denim shorts I kept on trying on around the time, they are the perfect length.  

A few things to remember;
  • If you buy something out of season and tuck it away until it's wearable, leave the tags on.  That way if you change your mind when you dig it out, it can be sold on as new.
  • Try to stick to classics when buying, especially if this is a new way of buying for you.  Avoid current on trend pieces - there's no guarantee they will be OK to wear next season!
Some of my favourite shorts currently on the high street;
White Stuff at John Lewis £35

Maison Scotch at Asos £60

Topshop now £15
Boden £49
Hush £30





New Look £24

12 comments:

  1. What cute shorts! I love buying out of season bargains and putting away until the season arrives!

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    1. It's actually quite nice to forget about them and feel like you've got a little present waiting in the wardrobe isn't it! x

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  2. Like I always say .. you're Queen of the Bargains! Very cute shorts :)

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  3. Cute shorts Natalie! Wish we were having some shorts weather....is it going to happen this year? xx

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    1. I know, I am still in jeans. I need real hot weather to get my legs out, I just find this country too cold. x

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  4. I have the Boden ones and I love them x

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  5. Those are very cute shorts, and if you love something I think it's a great plan to buy out of season. I have some fabulous Boden kaftans that I got on eBay as new over the Winter months for next to nothing. I never would have paid £80-ish for them, but now they're my holiday staples! I'm well jel seeing your holiday snaps, I've still got 5 weeks to go! xx

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    1. The time will fly, you will be on your holidays before you know it! I am never that good on eBay, you jammy lady you x

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  6. I love finding things I bought at the end of the previous season and then had to pack away...and it's a sign of a good sales shopper if you then actually do love and wear them when the proper season finally comes around again. Go girl! x

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    1. Well, I have been known to be a good shopper......(or just a very regular shopper?!!?) x

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