While stores are filled with incredible offers, the sale season is not always a synonim of good buys. It is often difficult to resist the impulse to buy since it is so cheap right? But buying good is not buyign a piece with a low price, but a piece that makes worth every cent you pay (even if they are few!).
So at those times we have to think a thousand times before buying to see if it’s just momentum or if it really makes sense to take that piece home. I’ve been thinking a lot about it and before buying a piece I usually ask myself some questions that I’ll share with you:
Does it really suit you?
Sometimes we assimilate some of the thousands of trends that are always around us and think that we desperately needs that incredible flatform. But when we get home with that purchase, we realizes that we does not like that kind of shoe after all. It’s like we look in the mirror and there’s something wrong, it does not seem to fit with us right? It is difficult, but it is essential to be able to identify what you genuinely like and what is only temporary desire.
And with the pieces you already have at home, will you be able to wear how many new looks?
To be worth the investment it is nice to analyze in how many looks that new piece can be worn and if it is easy to coordinate with what you already have. If mentally you can already see some possibilities that’s a good sign!
Would you wear this piece today?
You have to put in practice now and do not leave the piece to your closet expecting a special occasion to wear it or needing some adjustment or other new pieces to coordinate. If you buy thinking about wearing that piece someday or depending on another purchase to coordinate may end up leaving that piece standing in your closet forever.
And fin the next few years, do you still see yourself wearing that same piece?
Buy less and buy with quality is that. Recognize your own style and realize that a particular piece has a long life and is consistent with who you are. Of course we change and our wardrobe changes too, but a good buy is that kind that accompany us for years which also means that you have acquired a quality piece that will not get undone after washing.
These questions are worth for any purchase, right? But especially during the sale season is better to pay even more attention since the prices can be a real temptation.
Today’s photos are some of the looks I put together yesterday at Manhattan by Kellen that inveited me to show my choices at the store’s sale. With discounts of 40 and 50% I found many tempting pieces and I showed some of them on my Instagram stories.
To put into practice everything I told you in this post for you, I took a deep breath and looked at each piece in the store. I took off from the hangers only the ones that really matched me (first question). Then I tried everything and imagined these looks coordinated with my pieces, including shoes, bags, accessories (question two!).
I noticed that some pieces needed adjustments and luckily Manhattan already has a seamstress who can do all this before you even take the piece home. So we do not run the risk of letting it for later and later never arrives right? (question three) At this point I must say that having a reliable seamstress is essential and my seamstress currently works exactly at Manhattan’s store, she is the fairy who transforms pieces and makes everything perfect for me (thank you Norinha!).
Finally, among all those 5 looks you will see here in this post I thought about which one I would still be wearing in the next few years, coordinating and inventing new ways to wear (question four). And that’s how I managed to come up with a choice of so many options consciously and creatively for the wardrobe!
Did you like the tips to buy less and buy better during the sales? Try to put it into practice and then tell me if it worked for you!
And can you imagine what was my chosen look?