Working The Post-Christmas Sales

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Johanna Payton

Best sales and adviceHow was your Christmas everybody??? Hopefully you got loads of fashion-tastic prezzies, stuffed your faces to bursting point, vegged-out in front of the telly and had a fabulous time.

Now it’s all over, we can get back to the serious matter of shopping.

Much as I hate banging on about the recession, it was a tough year for most of us and now Christmas is out of the way for another year, there’s no better time to take advantage of the sales and bag some brilliant bargains.

But take care when sale shopping; savvy fashionistas know that it’s wise to think ahead when surfing the online sales. Look for trends that will still be happening in the months ahead, rather than past fads that never really took off – even if they are cheap as chips. A sparkly dress for New Year’s Eve is one thing, but loading your online shopping basket with seasonal bling doesn’t make sense in the long run.

Colour and acid prints are going to be huge next year, as we all try to brighten up the mood, so clever sale purchases at Style Compare would be Anna Sui’s sunglass-inducing silk and cotton voile dress which works with coloured tights and boots, and the printed silk twill dress by “it girl” Holly Fulton is going to make you look incredible right through spring and well into summer – it’s a real investment purchase.

Away from the designer looks, you could go mad in the ASOS sale, picking up a range of on-trend pieces that will look good way beyond January. Animal print will continue to rule for the next few months at least, but be inventive with these Beyond Skin “Maggie” chunky heeled shoes. And staying on the subject of animal print, little birds and bees are giving way to statement animal motifs, so this Ringspun T-Shirt with deer print is a fashion-forward sale sensation. When colour blocking comes back in a big way during spring, green is the colour; check out this simple and stunning shirt by ASOS – wear with jeans and wooden wedges.

And parkas are the only coats to be seen in this spring – get into the groove with Dorothy Perkins Khaki hooded parka which has a gorgeous teddy bear lining.

Blokes looking for a bargain can choose from a huge range of discounted goodies including some seeing-is-believing designer finds such as Burberry Prorsum Rabbit fur outerwear, Ted Baker’s shawl neck cardigan, Kenneth Cole’s classic leather Oxford shoes, and Alexander McQueens men’s spotlight shirt.

With so many bargains to choose from, there’s certainly going to be some happy sale shopping – and do leave us a comment if you scoop something particularly stunning in the sale at Style Compare; it’s good to share!


Cut-Price Party Look

cut price party wear

Shop The Look: Weekend by Max Mara faux fur jacket £334 (was £478), Radley small clutch bag £87.50 (was £125), Diane von Furstenberg Isadora silk blend lame gown £405 (was £900), House of Harlow 1960 Antiqued Arrow Cuff £82 (Was £154), Nine West Women’s Well5 court shoes £65 (Was £95).


Reduced Price Daywear

reduced price daywear

Shop The Look: John Lewis wrap faux fur collar coat £90 (was £126),Marni paneled wool dress £167.50 (was £670), Red Herring Light grey turban beanie hat £7.87 (Was £12.50) , New Look Buckled Strap Court Shoe £15 (Was £26.99), ASOS urbancode Leather Satchel With Across Body Strap £100 (Was £162).


Budget-Friendly Boys

Budget Friendly Boys

Shop The Look: Reiss Jenson CREW NECK KNIT £69 (Was £110), Diesel Mens brown chronograph dial with brown strap watch £91 (Was £130), Yves Saint Laurent Suede high-top trainers £294 (Was £420), Peter Werth slim fit twill jeans £49 (was £70), Penfield Hoosac British Green Jacket £240 (Was £320).

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