Buy Now Wear Later

I have to start this by saying I am the worst as doing what I’m about to suggest y’all do. BUT this year I am vowing to be better at it. Therefore this post is for y’all as much as it is for me. If I’m suggesting y’all do it then I definitely need to, right? That’s my theory. Here’s to hoping it works!

At the end of every season as the next season starts creeping in, items go on sale. Not just a measly 15-20% off but a lot of times 40-60% off. Most of us are too goggly eyed over the new season items we bypass all of the amazing deals. Not this year y’all! We need to scoop up some of these fabulous items at an incredible discount and stow them away for next year.

Now I’m not suggesting you to purchase a ton of items or very trendy pieces. This is the time to score awesome deals on classic items. Ones that will be in style year after year. Think solid colors, neutrals, and styles you’ve worn before and would like to continue wearing. In today’s post I’ll highlight five items you can purchase now and absolutely wear next fall/winter.

Louella Reese 2017 Reader Survey, Madewell Fleet Jacket, J.Crew Lightweight Wool Fair Isle Striped Sweater, Vera Bradley Quilted Tess Crossbody, Frame Skinny Denim, Ivanka Trump Chic Genuine Calf hair Flat

Sweaters
This is the BEST time to stock up on sweaters. I just went to J.Crew last week and saw sweaters that were an additional 50% off the already 20-30% markdown price. Win! My recommendation is to purchase a couple in your favorite colors/go to shades. For me it would be ivory/cream, a lighter blue, and a navy. Choose solid sweaters with either no or little detail.
This sweater is the perfect example of a do, while this would be a don’t! You don’t know if that pattern/style will be in style again next year but the solid absolutely will be.

Ivanka Trump Textured Faux Fur Coat, J.Crew Colorful Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater, Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch, Halogen Emily Loafer, Clare V. Leopard Clutch, Colorful Fair Isle

Coats
Coats can be crazy expensive. Especially the one you’ve been eyeing all season after seeing it on your favorite celeb, blogger, or BFF. You always like the most expensive one right? I most certainly do. Right now though, these coats are on serious discount. The best part is you may have a couple weeks of cooler temps to wear it before you have to put it away until next year. Think about how excited you’ll be next year when you get to pull that coat out day after day! Go for classic silhouettes, think camel trench coat, winter white coat, or a stadium coat. Stay away from statement coats as next year, they might not make the right statement!

Daniel Wellington Watch, Daniel Wellington Giveaway, Escapada Living Shirt Dress, Dolce Vita Over the Knee Boots, Zac Posen Eartha Mini Crossbody Bag, David Yurman Cuff

Boots
Boots are another item that can get very pricey. They also don’t go on sale very often as you can wear a lot of them year around. So when you find a great pair on sale right now, they better be in your shopping cart! Wear now and later. Go for neutral booties, simple motos, and/or riding boots. All of these have been around for years and will continue to rock the boot world.

Mark & Graham Monogram Gifts, Mark & Graham Blanket Scarf, Mark & Graham Tech Case, Mark & Graham Monogram Wool Baseball Cap, J.Crew Parka, Weekend Style

Scarves
Now scarves are an item that goes on super sale come slightly warmer temps. So right now is the absolute best time to grab a couple. Similar to the sweaters, I recommend sticking with neutrals or your favorite colors/shades. Additionally, simple floral or fair isle scarfs are always a win. These two patterns have staying power and I can guarantee be in the fashion world year after year. Blanket scarves also seem to be sticking around and I believe they won’t be going anywhere for quite some time. So pick up one or two of these too.

J.Crew Excursion Down Vest, Bp. Long Sleeve Tunic, Ivanka Trump Soho Work Solutions Portable Charger Leather Tote, Nike Airmax Thea SE Sneaker, Winter Weekend Style, Puffer Vest

Long Sleeve Tees
These are great for layering whether it’s spring, fall, or winter. They might not be on super sale but they’ll definitely be at a discount for the next couple of months. I would buy a couple in white, gray, and your favorite color. Every winter I regret not purchasing more of these for layering or wearing on laid back days. Grab different styles too – high/low hem, tunic, classic, and ballet neckline. Having one {or two} of each will allow you to mix and match and have one for every occasion.

Now get to shopping and send words of encouragement my way! I need all the help making sure I take my own advice so I don’t regret it later!!

xo Laura Leigh
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