Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Stay ahead of the fash-pack - tips to shopping in Boxing Day sales

Hitting the shops this Boxing Day to see what the retailers have on offer? Good choice!

Usually, Boxing day and January sales feature current season markdowns but occasionally retailers also take out left over Summer stock to get sell off. Fashion trends tend to follow a pattern so it’s likely that some on-trend pieces for summer 2013 will be back in style for 2014.

Think tactically before hitting the shops. Department stores are a good idea as everything can be found under one roof. Head to Harrods in London for great designer discounts up to 60% off, this sale starting at 10am on Boxing Day and running throughout January 2014. For more designer bargains head to Harvey Nichols who will feature up to 50% off in store.

Can’t be bothered bashing through the crowds? Try, who had a massive 70% off attractive designer goodies for Boxing Day last year, we predict the same this time round.

Preparation is key! Make a list of items you need for next season and bear in mind the following trends for S/S 2014:

Metallic clothing, metallic leather accessories, or pieces with a sheen and light reflecting surfaces. These kind of textures were popular on Catwalks for S/S 14. Look for sugary pastels - pale pink and baby blue on metallic surfaces. This trend shown on David Koma, Preen, Felder Felder and Burberry Prorsum. If you’re after a brand spanking new bag, something along the lines of the shiny Anthropology satchel for S/S will do the trick.
Cacharel, Felder Felder and Philosophy satchel
Another fabric to look for is lace. Pastel shades in lace like Burberrys or vibrant juicy pops of lace and croquet like L’Wren Scott or Bora Aksu’s collection.
Bora Aksu, Burberry and L'Wren Scott
Fringing detail on clothing and bags were large on the Catwalks, CarrieMe’s favourite were these Gucci bags!
Gucci S/S bags
Finally, we predict Japanese inspired silhouettes such as kimono shapes for sophisticated S/S style.

L'Wren Scott and Gucci S/S 2014
Have fun finding amazing bargains this Boxing Day, CarrieMe would love to see your top finds and hear how you got on! For more S/S Inspiration, click on our - Pinterest Page or Polyvore.

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