There’s a lot on sale at the moment, so if you like a bargain then have some fun browsing end-of-season sales. At the same time, stay mindful and focussed on your shopping needs. Remember to listen to both your head and heart when adding items to your wardrobe.
I’m shopping more out of season than I used to. Personally, I don’t mind if a new item goes unworn for many months, because when an item is fab-for-me, and especially if it’s a signature item, it’s going to get worn when the weather and occasion are right. Onto some fab stuff.
1. Weatherproof Boots
Here’s an assortment of weatherproof boots with great online reviews. Notably, more brands are including weatherproof options in their assortments, which makes me think that the demand has momentum. Most styles come in many colours so click the links to see the range. It’s fab to match weatherproof footwear to wool coats, jackets, puffers, and accessory complements. That way your Winter look is easier to pull together. Don’t let the nubuck and suede versions put you off, because they do have weatherproof coatings. I’m a big Sperry duck boot fan and have an old cream pair that was ideal for our snowy and icy frozen Seattle Christmas and New Year. I wore them daily with cream beanies or bags to match.
2. Madewell Pull-On Pants
These cosy bottoms work well on a range of body types, and are especially great on curvier figures. They are pull-on silhouettes with back elastic, but have front button and zipper closures too. Some of the rises are high and others are mid-length. Stocks are low, but on the off chance that you see a pair in stores, try it on if the colour is right. They might surprise you in a good way.
3. Hobbs Sale Items
I like Hobbs, a British brand that does good quality, trendy classics in an assortment of colours and luxurious fabrics. The brand offers petites and is producing more sustainably and ethically too. Items are more affordable when you catch them on sale. Hobbs toppers, knitwear and dresses are particularly good. I’ve ordered the Safia Midi Dress because it can work well in Summer, and the lemons remind me of our amazing trip to Positano.
4. WhIte House Black Market Toppers
Some of my clients find excellent items at WHBM season after season. They offer petites and sizes range from XXS to XXL, or US00 to US20. The collections are worth a look. Their toppers are quite interesting, and their pants can work on a curvier bottom half. Rises aren’t that high either.