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.
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|
|New Look £24|