Before you rush off into the boxing day sales panic buying everything you can find at discounted rate, take some time to consider what your wardrobe really needs.

We’ve all been there, picking up more rubbish than bargains, simply because we’ve been overwhelmed at the price and think we might wear it ‘one day’.But then one day and a year later, those items are still knocking about in our wardrobes unworn and unloved. Yes, sale euphoria got the better of us and now the sinking regret as you bag it up for the charity shop begins. But is doesn’t have to be like that.

Like a good recipe wardrobes should be made of timeless pieces as well as a sprinkling of the latest fashion fads. Don’t be mislead into buying last seasons items that they’ve dusted off and hoped no one would notice. Be sale savvy and rejuvenate your wardrobe with some of these timeless trends, that no matter what the latest craze, will still be there passing the test of time as an essential item.

The Perfect Fit Jeans

Rare to find, a good pair of jeans is well worth a sale hunt. The holy grail of any shopping expedition, once you find a pair they can transform and invigorate your entire wardrobe. You may need a bucket load of patience to trawl through the sale rail, but the fruits of your labour will be well rewarded.




If Jennifer Anniston can keep pulling this one out of the bag at every red carpet event then so can we. It’s a simple fact that a girl can never have too many little black dresses.

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Breton Stripes

When in doubt make like Coco Chanel and stick with stripes. The ultimate top in casual styling this nautical number is a classic piece that will always have you looking like a fashionista, whatever errands you’re running.



The Trench Coat

There are coats, and then there is ‘the coat’. A trench coat whether high street or designer, will provide you with a lifetime of looks. Most probably the only time fashion that has been both practical and stylish, investing in a good trench coat will be a fashion lifesaver.



Leopard Print

A trend that always has a little bite. Animal print is a wardrobe worthy essential. We’re not suggesting you make like Bett Lynch and go for head to toe, but this trend won’t be going into hibernation anytime soon so grab a key piece at your earliest opportunity and give your wardrobe some animal instinct.


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Ballet Flats

Feminine, elegant and practical, ballet flats are the saviours to our heel battered feet. Without them we’d have to totter around on the tube and walk home barefoot from a night on the town. Instead we can look like a prima ballerina without the arabesques. And if you’ve got your wardrobe essentials down to a tee, we’d suggest bookmarking some of those fashionable favourite items and partaking in a little online spree to avoid disappointment. Enjoying a little retail therapy from the comfort of your own home is far more glam than going elbows at dawn with a fellow shopper.

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By Lizzie Benton


About the author

Lizzie is a UK Fashion and Lifestyle blogger based in Peterborough. After spending 5 years in the beauty and fashion industry, Lizzie now enjoys sharing her thoughts and experiences on all things, from fashion to fitness. With a life goal of owning a shoe closet that will rival icon Carrie Bradshaw, Lizzie believes that shoes can help women have the confidence to conquer the world!

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