All hail the January sales, that time of year where you can finally indulge your online urge to splurge! We may still be waiting for the dreaded Amex bill from last year, but who says a new pair of mules won't help soften the blow?
With our virtual shopping carts brimming with goodies for the season ahead, it's easy to get carried away with the slashing dollar signs and forget our sartorial sensibilities – who says that a peplum bomber jacket won't be in season come summer? Staying true to your core closet classics can feel like torture when you see big name brands at tiny prices, but investing in timeless staples during the January sales can pay dividends in the long run.
Reminding ourselves of the prophetic runway trends for spring 16, discover the best finds the internet has to offer for nailing that effortless seasonal look at a snip of the original price...
REDValentino Cropped Blazer:
Valentino at 30% off seems like a no-brainer whatever the silhouette, but this cropped deep black blazer from the Italian fashion house also proves that good tailoring never goes out of style. A boxy shape perfect for this season's mid-drift loving trend, this front button jacket is a simple, sombre piece that ticks all the spring '16 boxes.
VAUGHAN Glass Menagerie silk shirt
No wardrobe would feel complete without a crisp white shirt to connect the fashion dots. An effortless piece with a high-luxe edge, this glass menagerie shirt with jewel encrusted collar is a stylish, well-fitting staple that adds just a touch of catwalk bling to any style conscious ensemble. An investment piece to transition through the seasons, dress to impress in this innocent white silk shirt from Vaughan.
Delpozo Wide Leg Floral Trousers:
Fashion insider or not, it comes as no surprise to most, that floral was back in fashion for spring. What is surprising however, is the balancing act of asymmetric proportions like the reassurance of high waisted, wide legged trousers. Following the conceptual 'paper bag waist' trend trotted up the runway, these high waisted graphic trousers from Delpozo segway between contemporary casual and cutting edge thanks to their original print and form flattering shape.
Giuseppe Zanotti Coline velvet mules:
Putting your fashion foot forward this sale season means concentrating on forever shoes and subduing your magpie urges – we all love lashings of glitter, but will you wear them past the party season? Investing in timeless heels means thinking form and function, these chic slip on mules from Giuseppe Zanotti are ideal for work and play. Comfortable to wear and easy on the eye, these rich black suede high heels are a must-have for now and forever wear.
Marni Box leather shoulder bag:
A versatile, sleek and compact all leather bag at half price, this irresistible Marni shoulder bag offers a slightly minimalist element to any overly feminine ensemble. Designed with detail gold hardware and adjustable strap, this functional boxy bag oozes a subtle sophistication thanks to its unique design and high-luxe detailing.
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