Τρίτη, 22 Απριλίου 2014
Κυριακή, 6 Απριλίου 2014
Σάββατο, 29 Μαρτίου 2014
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Κυριακή, 16 Μαρτίου 2014
I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine about the issue of how easy it is to think ahead and buy forward.
It is true that at this time of the year magazines are starting to beam with summer images and SS2014 collections have already made their way into boutiques.
But really how ready are we to picture ourselves in those colourful summery outfits,or in sandals, and make purchases that we will not regret later while at the same time not miss on opportunities that may come along?
Buying forward requires good mnemonics .What do you already have that could pair well with the item in question?
Could this blend in with the rest of your wardrobe?Or will you need to start afresh building your outfit when the time comes?
(In fact this has been one of my most common mistakes and sometimes the most difficut to rectify since the items that were intended by the designer to go together are usually no longer available!)
Buying forward requires reasonable expectations.Expecting yourself to be a totally different person next season is often not the case.I remember buying once an awsome pair of denim shorts thinking that in four months time I would have got rid of ...(well whatever I needed to get rid of) only to experience feelings of frustration and self-defeat when the time came.
Buying forward requires you to have set your priorities right.Make sure you have your budget in mind when making decisions and always ensure you have already covered your seasonal needs before venturing on the next.This will save you the embarrassment of wearing something which is not truely seasonless (despite what you may have been told) just because you have nothing else!
Having said all these, I must confess that I've always been a forward buyer.Some of my greatest purchases have been made much ahead.Like this awsome leather jacket that was bought on an August morning during a heat wave...
...or my beloved sandals ...
...bought during Christmas holidays!
So,where do you stand on this matter?
Do you buy forward or does in season buying make more sense?
Have a nice and stylish day!!!