The January sales – a most wonderful time of the year. Few things bring out your inner warrior like a race to get the last pair of those must have jeans reduced from £100 to £25.
As well as stocking up on wardrobe essentials – good quality knitwear, leather boots, a camel trench – done properly and with a little insider knowledge, the sales offer a great opportunity to get next season’s items at last season’s prices.
Fashion is a cyclical beast and some trends are simply reworked and updated for the new season. So have these images in mind when shopping the sale and you can rightly call yourself a fashion forward money saver.
Spring 2012 Trends
Aquatic – sea shells and a fondness for all things oceanic - as seen at Mary Katrantzou, Versace and Chanel.
|Ajak Deng at Mary Katrantzou|
Pastel colours as seen at Christopher Kane, Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen.
|Roberta Narciso at Louis Vuitton|
Prints – head to toe and/or clashing – as seen at Clements Ribeiro, Erdem and Diane von Furstenberg.
|Joan Smalls at Diane von Furstenberg|
Shim-Shimmer as seen at Chanel, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs.
|Fei Fei Sun at Givenchy|
Leather (yes, in the summer) as seen at Christian Dior, Valentino and Balmain. Was big last season so if you invested then; well done!
|Jasmine Tookes at Balmain|
The 20s as seen at Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Gucci.
|Jourdan Dunn at Ralph Lauren|
Food on your clothes. To fit in a lot of this you won’t be able to eat much so you may as well wear it. Find inspiration at Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino Cheap & Chic and Missoni (all very Italian).
|Liu Wen at Dolce & Gabbana|
Animal print. Not snake and leather like last season; think prints of/by actual animals (cats, dogs, birds etc) on the garment. As seen at Victoria by Victoria Beckham, Mulberry and Carolina Herrera.
|Victoria by Victoria Beckham|
Go forth and shop my sisters!