Now through August 4th is my favorite sale of the year, the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. At this time of year everywhere I look I see bloggers, fashionistas, and social media influencers talking about their favorite picks from the Anniversary Sale.
Why all the hype?
Each year Nordstrom releases new fall items in the summer at a significantly lower price. Think all of your favorite brands – Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto and more – on sale! This event is the first chance to get a peek at the upcoming trends and styles, and it’s a chance to snatch up something brand new for fall and winter, at a sale price, before the season starts. With this sale, there’s not waiting until the end of the season to pick out a leftover item that you won’t be able to wear for another year.
With so much buzz, and only two short weeks to shop, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype when shopping this type of sale.
Before you do, check out these 5 tips to help keep you from making a poor purchasing decision.
Footwear is one of the bulkiest items in a wardrobe, whether it be when packing a suitcase or storing inside your closet. Sticking to neutral colored shoes—black, brown, grey, navy, tan, beige—is one of the easiest ways to keep a wardrobe small and cohesive. When you select one neutral color shoe that works well with everything, you eliminate having to think about what to wear, at least when it comes to your footwear.
That’s why I own 3 pairs of shoes, all in the same color—black. Yes, I do own other colored shoes, but over the years I’ve streamlined my footwear and begun to duplicate the neutrals, with black being the dominant color. I choose black because black is a common core color, which makes shopping for black shoes easy, you’ll see black in every season’s collection. It’s also a classic color, which works well with my personal wardrobe style.
One of the most common phrases someone says when standing in front of a closet filled with clothes is:
“I have nothing to wear.”
When you take time to consider the facts, this statement is actually quite the contradiction. If you’re closet is filled with clothes, then you technically do have something to wear. If you’re hangers and shelves are more full than empty, then you actually have plenty of things to wear.
Key elements of spring fashion include pastel shades, floral prints, and lace details. But, if the ultra-girly style and colors that characterize spring are not your thing, then you’ll have to think of another way to add a nod to the season in your wardrobe.
Personal style means exactly that—it’s personal. No matter what the season is, you want to make sure that the pieces that you buy always stay true to your personal style.
I don’t sport pastel shades, ever. They are not the most flattering of colors on me and the lighter shades are a main reason why I am not a fan of spring collections. But that doesn’t stop me from dressing for the season—my way.
A capsule wardrobe is when you take a select portion of your wardrobe and wear only those pieces for a specific length of time. For myself, my daily outfits are picked out from a seasonal capsule wardrobe and, since I live in a four season state, I sport my capsule wardrobe for 3 months before switching to a new capsule wardrobe.
Our fall season this year has included a wide range of temperatures, daytime highs have been has warm as ~70F and as cool as 32F. With such dramatic swings in temperatures, I’ve had to be careful to ensure that my fall capsule wardrobe included pieces that would work well for both cool and warm days.
Here’s everything included in my fall capsule wardrobe for 2018:
Making unplanned purchases—impulse shopping—is one of the areas that a shopaholic struggles to contain every single day. It’s also the apple in the eye of business owners and marketers.
Impulse buying is an important sales driver of businesses and they spend a lot of time and money to make sure consumers that enter their brick and mortar stores, or online websites, do exactly that. Free shipping, sales and promotions, well designed websites, and mobile optimization are all methods employed to encourage consumers to buy something.
With so many methods carefully crafted to get you to buy, buy, buy, how do you stop yourself from making an impulse purchase when you are in the heat of the moment?
Celebrities are often decked out in expensive clothing from the latest fashion collections, which certainly helps them look good in their clothes. But there’s 1 secret to getting any outfit to look just right—tailoring.
Speak to any personal stylist to the stars and they’ll tell you, in order for a star to get that “I look fabulous” look, regardless of their outfit, every piece of clothing they wear—jeans, t-shirts, shorts, skirts, dresses, etc.—will have been tailored for a perfect fit.
Here are 4 ways that you can look good in your clothes too:
Resolutions don’t have to be something that you make at the start of the new year and then it falls by the wayside in a month. Instead, pick a resolution that can have a positive impact on your wardrobe so that you can enjoy it for the entire year.
Get out of a wardrobe rut and inject a little fun into your personal style with one of these 5 fashion resolutions to make in 2018.