5 tips for successful sale shopping

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Happy Thursday, all!   Today, I have five tips for successful sale shopping!

December 2022 marches closer to its end, and so do the after-Christmas-sales.

But, we all know that January is one of the best times to shop sales and I have a few tips for successful sale shopping.

We all get excited about amazing pieces we see marked down, but do those really work for our “uniquely you” wardrobes.

Before you fill your shopping cart, think about these five tips. 


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TIP #1

Of course, my first tip is to keep at the top of your mind what you want to tell the world about you with your style!

I recommend five style adjectives when you build each outfit.  

I want the world to know that I am joyful, creative, polished, approachable, and current with my style and I keep that in mind when putting my outfits together.

When I stay true to my messaging, then the entire wardrobe works within them and I do not have to worry about purchasing something that is off message.

When you realize you are off message, then you end up not wearing a garment at all or returning it.


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TIP #2

I recommend that you discover your best colors and stick to them when sale shopping.

That way your entire wardrobe works as a unit and you can mix -and -match pieces successfully to your hearts content….and always look good doing it!

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Since I wear clothing in a warm vibrant autumn palette, I am not going to purchase sale pieces out of that palette…no matter how beautiful or inexpensive they are.

It would not make sense to do that…I only wear my best colors.

But cool color ladies…there are some beautiful pieces on sale for you now…just look at this slideshow….

And for the warm palette sale shopping, here is a slideshow for you:


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TIP #3

Assess your wardrobe…where are your gaps, your needs and your wants.  Balance that with your current lifestyle.

I usually end up spending more for needs than wants…but a special piece with my style adjectives will be evaluated closely.

In the past two years, I determined that I needed more casual toppers for my life away from the professional office world.

I purchased some great jackets…like the one here…in sales from Talbots and I am wearing them often.

One of those jackets, I watched to the end of one Red Hangar sale and was able to purchase it at an amazing price.


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TIP #4

Keep in mind cost-per-wear.

Yes, we are sale shopping and seeing some great prices, but that will help drive down cost-per-wear if you are aware of it.

Before filling the shopping cart, ask yourself, how often will I really wear this and to what types of events or places.

I am sale shopping for some very special events in 2023, but I want to make sure I select pieces that can be worn more than once.

This is where a wardrobe communicating my messages, in my colors, and for my lifestyle really works for me.  I do not want or need one- and -done clothing selections.

Doesn’t make good financial sense.

Also, keep in mind that accessories are on sale too and can really stretch your wardrobe by giving more outfit options.


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TIP #5

Pay very close attention to each retailer…they are all offering special event pricing.

Some will tell you that the extra percentage off will be taken in the cart…some will say you need to use a special code.

Watch that carefully…the code can lead to big savings.

Also, I highly recommend for your favorite retailers that you sign up for either texts or emails to receive notices of big FLASH SALES.

I have saved much in a flash sale.

There are some amazing pieces on sale right now and it is worth the time and care to do sale shopping.

I hope keeping these tips in mind will help. 

Would anyone else like to add their own tips for sale shopping?  Please do add any comments to 5 Tips for successful sale shopping!

Also we would love to hear about your special finds!

A special note:  The majority of today’s images were once again featuring the holiday beauty of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country and Resort & Spa in San Antonio.

Also, JJILL has some great selections on sale even though their pieces were not working today to include in the slideshows.  You might check them out.

Thanks for stopping by today…now….


By Pamela Lutrell

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