Saving Money as a Student with Love The Sales

Tuesday, September 26

If you’ve been around here long, particularly if you read my outfit posts, you’ll know I’m an avid sale shopper. I would go as far to say that more than 75% of the clothes in my wardrobe weren’t bought full price. I love a bargain!

That is where ‘Love the Sales’ comes in - it is a website I’ve only just heard of but I know it is going to save me a lot of time in the future. They partner with over 600 of the biggest stores worldwide to find the best offers on the web meaning you can browse every sale in one place. You can search specific items, browse different brands or explore their different categories.

I am willing to browse any sale but I do have my favourites. You’ll hear me raving about Fat Face all the time - I love their clothes but they are a little out of my student budget so I wait patiently for the sale. Sometimes the item comes up and sometimes it doesn’t but that is all part of the fun.

Another sale I really enjoy is New Look - I love their clothes anyway but come the end of the sale they really reduce things and I’ve got plenty of bargains from them. This dress I picked up for £3 was definitely one of them - I’ve got so much wear out of it.

1. Womens Tall Grey Utility Duffle Coat | 2. Mustard Crochet Frill Sleeve Top | 3. 714 Straight Leg Jeans | 4. Pontoon Stacked Heel Side Zip Boots | 5. Harry Colourblock Boxy Handheld Bag

So my tips for sale shopping are:

If there is something you really want you might have to get in there fast. Sign up to the companies newsletter so you know the moment the sale starts. Sometimes thing are super popular and sometime they aren’t but if you’ve got your heart set on it don’t take the risk.

If you are looking for a real bargain sometimes it pays to wait a little longer. If you browse a sale a week or two after it started normally companies start to mark things down again and something might catch your eye. I don’t believe in the saying ‘if you wouldn’t pay full price don’t buy it in the sale’ - sometime a party dress might be more appealing at 50% off when you know you’ll only wear it a few times. 

Living in Scotland means that we get way more autumn/winter weather than we do summer meaning the sales just after Christmas are much better to stock up on items you’ll be able to wear for longer. The summer sales don’t hold as much appeal for me unfortunately because I know it will be months until I can wear it in this country (if ever!).

Finally keep an eye out for extra promotions going about - often when retailers release new stock they also run a 10-20% discount to get everyone interested. This is the ideal time to pick yourself up something new for the coming season.

1. Womens Navy Blue Slub Pom Beanie Hat | 2. Heart Jacquard Midweight Scarf | 3. Loose Knit Jumper - Flame Scarlet | 4. Vmsusanna Denim Skirt Blue Denim |  5. Original Womens Short Wedge - Sole Wellington Boots Black

To inspire you to do a little sale shopping of your own I’ve put together two simple looks that would be perfect for autumnal days at university. 

The first one centres around this gorgeous mustard blouse, I’ve paired it with loose fitting jeans and a cosy jacket. The metallic boots really caught my eye - normally they would be quite dressy but I think with denim you could make them work for everyday. 

The second outfit features this amazingly bright red jumper - the perfect colour for autumn. Again I’ve gone with denim to keep everything casual and a pair of wellies. We all know how much it rains in this country and when there is puddles on the street you don’t want to spend all day in lectures with cold feet.

I really like all my autumnal picks and what is even better is they are all on sale - just have a browse on Love the Sales!

This post comes to you via Love
the Sales but the love of shopping
 & bargains is all my own.

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