OOTD: Can You Really Save Money In The Sales?

River Island Fur Jacket

So, everyone always says, to save money, you should unsubscribe from all your shopping emails... I disagree. Yeah ok, the ones that scream "New In! Buy Me Now!" Aren't going to help your bank balance, but I think if you're a savvy shopper, you can actually save money?!

(Bear with me whilst I try and justify this...)

For example, I recently got the *River Island Flash Sale* email and as a result, I picked up this gorge Rust coloured, wool blend coat (£45) and a couple of pairs of boots. Did I need the coat? No. Will I wear it? Absolutely. Would I have bought it at full price? (£90) Definitely not.

But, I have seen this rust brown colour on a few colour trend charts for AW16, so I can wear this now whilst it's cold and wintery and also next AW!

Similarly, these boots that I'm wearing now, I picked up in the RI Sales this time last year. At the time, we were heading into Spring and it was unlikely that I would need black leather boots... However, 6 months later, and I wear these boots ALL. THE. TIME. RRP around £75, I paid around £35 - a huge saving!

With London Fashion Week in full swing, now is a great time of year to be looking ahead at the next trends.

River Island Fur Jacket - Rock On Holly blog
River Island Fur Jacket - Rock On Holly blog

Outfit: Rust Wool Coat - River Island, Polo Neck - Primark, Kimmie Boyfriend Jeans - ASOS, Snake Skin Leather Ankle Boots: River Island Sale,

Accessories: Sunglasses - ASOS, Crossbody Bag - Fiorelli

River Island Fur Jacket - Rock On Holly blog
River Island Fur Jacket - Rock On Holly blog
River Island Fur Jacket - Rock On Holly blog

This stunning Fiorelli bag was a birthday present and this was the first time that I had used it. It's deceptively spacious and amazing quality. I can fit my camera, purse, make up bag and keys in (although it is a bit snug!) I'll definitely be checking out Fiorelli for other items (maybe a new matching purse!?)

River Island Fur Jacket - Rock On Holly blog
River Island Fur Jacket - Rock On Holly blog
Fiorelli Bag - Rock On Holly blog

Do you do your Sale shopping with future trends in mind? Let me know if you have any savvy tips in the comments below!


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