While holiday shopping is top-of-mind, don’t neglect a very important person on your list – you!
As you know, the fashion world is always one step ahead and I’m here to keep you in-the-know. Make it a new year’s resolution in 2011 to take your wardrobe a step up with more designer clothing. With a few simple tricks and planning in advance, this can be done very inexpensively.
Infusing Design into Your Closet
1. Know your designers. Study magazines and familiarize yourself with who’s who and whose style matches your own.
2. Now that you’re educated on designers, hit the designer deal sites like Hautelook.com, Gilt.com, Ruelala.com and Billiondollarbabes.com. A note that all of these sites require signing up for membership, but it’s worth it!
3. Frequently call or drop in discount designer retailers (Fox’s, TJMaxx, etc.) and remember, it takes patience and repeated visits but is worth a great score.
4. Keep an eye on major retailer websites for designers launching limited lines at accessible prices. Examples include: Target, H&M and Macy’s (set to have designer ‘capsule’ displays starting in February 2011 launching with Kinder Aggugini).
While you’re taking advantage of all the great holiday bargains, stock up on all the basics – tees, leggings, accessories, etc. and make way for some designer duds in 2011 as those remain in style for years.