Top Tips for Sales Shopping by Gabbie Cowley, Style Consultant

PUBLISHED: 09:27 26 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:57 20 February 2013

Osprey Emerald Green Croc Printed Leather Shoulder Bag at McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks RRP £425 Outlet £265 (sm)

Osprey Emerald Green Croc Printed Leather Shoulder Bag at McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks RRP £425 Outlet £265 (sm)

Gabbie Cowley, Style Consultant at McArthurGlen's Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, reveals the secrets for successful sales shopping and offers top tips to help guide shoppers on making smart fashion choices for 2012

Ahead of the biggest shopping weekend in January (28th- 29th January), McArthurGlens Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, reveals the secrets for successful sales shopping and offers top tips to help guide shoppers on making smart fashion choices for 2012.

Gabbie Cowley, Style Consultant at McArthurGlens Cheshire Oaks, says, The key to savvy sales shopping is planning ahead and making sensible decisions, for example, choosing items that will always remain in style. A timeless little black dress is a great sales purchase. Size also matters when shopping the sales; avoid the temptation to compromise on size and fit and stick to items you feel comfortable in, that way youre more likely to wear them often, and theyll make for a savvy investment.

Check what you already have - Before you leave the house and hit the sales, inspect your wardrobe and make sure you know what you have and what you are missing.

Be strategic - Make a list of what you hope to find in the sales and try not to get sidetracked. Remember that just because youre making a big saving, doesnt mean it is always right for you.

Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothes - It is likely that you will be on your feet, in and out of fitting rooms all day so its important to be dressed appropriately.

Keep it classic - Aim to build a staple wardrobe. The sales are a great time to pick up timeless classics such as a tailored jacket from Karen Millen. Also be on the lookout for great basics from brands like Calvin Klein and Ted Baker such as t-shirts, the perfect ballet flats, or a useful leather handbag like the ones in OSPREY London, to complement items you already have.

Keep focussed on your natural style- Take into account the cut, colour, shape and styles that suit you. Make thoughtful purchases that reflect your signature style; the sale is not the time to drastically change your look.

Try, try and try again - If it is not a good fit then it is not a good buy. It is always worth asking if there are more sizes available other than those on the shop floor.

Accessorise - The easiest way to update your wardrobe is by accessorising. Look for pieces that will make the biggest impact such as statement jewellery from Links of London or French Connection and bright or patterned scarves which are great ways to breathe new life and colour into your wardrobe.

For more information on McArthurGlens Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet or to book a free style consultation, visit: www.cheshireoaksdesigneroutlet.com or call: 0151 348 5600

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