7 Ways to Tackle the January Sales and Keep Your Cool ...


So, Christmas is over, our jeans feel a little bit tighter and it's time to hit the January sales with gusto. Before you venture out into the cold, armed with your gift vouchers or money that you have painstakingly saved however, there are some simple ways to tackle the January sales and keep your cool at the same time.

Some people save the whole year round for the January sales, where they can get fabulous items for a fraction of the price. But there is always the danger of walking out of the store with a pair of neon patterned leggings that really don't suit but that you just had to have because they were oh so cheap. So to avoid the temptation of walking out of the store with items that will just clog up your already constipated wardrobe and all because you were so easily seduced by the bright red sale signs and the promise of 75% discount, here are some hints and tips for the hardened shopper during the sales.

1. Preparation

I'm a big fan of lists and the January sales are no exception. Decide what it is you're looking for and keep your eye on the prize. It's true, sometimes you don't know what you want until you see it but evaluate the gaps in your wardrobe beforehand and see what it is you really need. Sometimes necessity isn't always your priority when you're in the throes of sale passion but a list will help you remember what you need to look out for. Remember, just because it has a sale tag, doesn't mean you need it! Also, if you're looking for certain garments to go with others you already have, it might be an idea to take a garment with you. And if you're unsure about the colour of a garment you are hoping to go with another, take a picture of it to remind you. You may not get another chance, as once it's gone, it's gone!

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