A new year brings with it a whole host of thoughts about improvement: a new job, new hobbies and of course, new clothes. The winter sales are the perfect time to freshen up your wardrobe, whether it’s a new pair of jeans, a smart jacket, a cosy fleece or some up-to-date footwear.
You might be wondering why you need to bother buying new clothes. Those trousers you’ve had for a couple of years are comfortable, aren’t they? You really like that red top, even though it’s slightly frayed around the hem and one of the buttons is missing. Well, these are great piecesof clothing for lazy Sundays by the fire or wrapping up in layers for a brisk walk, but you might want to think about something fresh, bright and on-trend for a great start to 2013.
So, how can you spend your money wisely and give yourself a great new look? Well, there are plenty of bargains to be had in the sales, both online and on the high street, where retailers are competing to offer great quality clothing at really affordable prices. If you’re tight on cash, set yourself a budget and then look for several different pieces that you can mix and match to create a range of outfits. Whether you’re shopping for menswear or ladies’ clothing, you should be able to find something that works.
Try a couple of pairs of new trousers – jeans and chinos perhaps – and match them with a smart oxford shirt, a casual top, a good-looking jumper and a quality quilted jacket. That, alongside a smart pair of new shoes or boots gives you enough for a casual look for the pub, or something smarter for the office and will give you the chance to look and feel better as the year begins. If you
have some money left over, don’t forget to add some accessories: jewellery,
belts, and sunglasses, for example. These will help to lift your new look to
the next level.
If you’ve been thinking about giving your look a re-vamp, or you just want to replace some of your old clothes with newer versions, now’s the time to go shopping. Retailers are offering fantastic discounts and great offers, giving you the chance to buy even more for your money, which is ideal if your finances are feeling the pinch, but you still want to enjoy a few little luxuries – what are you waiting for?
Emma is a leading fashion blogger who has wrote about many different brands in the UK.