With the June Sales underway we have been inundated with tips on sensible Sale shopping – how not to buy the wrong thing, how to build a capsule wardrobe etc. As much as this advice must be invaluable to some women for us most dedicated of bargain hunters/impulse buyers it will most certainly fall, once again, on deaf ears. So I thought all my kindred spirits out there might soon be in need of some damage limitation – here’s my ‘lucky’ 7. Pulling no punches ladies – but then would you want me to?
1. you will buy many things that look amazing/fit perfectly – but you will buy many that don’t too.
2. if you felt uncomfortable in it when you tried it on you always will. Standing on tiptoe, sucking in your tummy or constantly pulling down a hem is not practical for every day life.
3. you won’t slim into it.
4. if you haven’t worn it after a year, you won’t ever.
5. re the above. There is nothing wrong with having one or two pieces that you keep simply for loves sake. Make sure it is only a handful though – you are not the V&A
6. if you really, really love the fabric, shape etc but it doesn’t fit then by all means have it altered. But please, please by a good professional – it is not something to skimp on. I have seen too many superb garments ruined by bad tailors.
7. if you won’t wear it, no matter what you spent, it is dead money. Get it out of your wardrobe, sell in on (if it was an absolute bargain you may even make a profit) and move on. There are the January Sales to think about after all.