Black Friday is just a few days away and retailers are already promoting their big sales. With large crowds at the mall, it is important to have a plan before heading into the chaos. The fitting room lines will be quite long, so Black Friday is a great day to stock up on basics that you already know will fit you. Actually in my opinion the best strategy is to go to the stores early in the week, try on everything you are interested in and then just order it online to avoid the mall altogether. But to get great deals on items that you won't regret, stick to the things that every closet needs and shop for less practical items on a calm day.
When the options in pants become slim, skinny or matchstick, it can be extremely frustrating to shop if your body type is curvy. Usually you end up with a pair of pants that is suctioned on through your butt and thighs, but gapping massively in the back. Then to cover up those issues you are usually forced into long and unflattering tops. It's enough to swear off pants altogether!
Luckily there are a few brands that have us covered and in the past few years since discovering these fits, my quality of pant shopping and wearing has dramatically improved. I have included links below that will redirect you to the a page for each of these brands that shows just their curvy styles of pants. All three of these brands carry tall and petite sizes as well so hopefully there will be a pant for you that can be worn straight off of the rack. However, it is important to note that some of these styles are available only online. I suggest taking a trip to the mall and trying on a pant (any pant!) in the curvy style at these stores to get a sense of your size so that you can order online more confidently.
Summer is pretty much over in the retail world although most places have at least another month of warm weather. It can be tempting to go wild in the sale section but since summer pieces are often the least versatile and transitional, it is important to be a discerning shopper.
3. Although the prices are reduced, limit yourself to a small number of trendy items. The goal is to have a wardrobe that transitions between seasons so don't buy twenty pairs of neon floral jeans, even if they are super cheap. Remember that price shouldn't be your only consideration--if you fill up your closet with lots of seasonal pieces that will be collecting dust in eight weeks, then you won't have room, physical or emotional, to buy your classic and staple pieces. Lots of women have closets that are overflowing but still feel like they have nothing to wear because they are buying based on an individual item instead of based on the overall health of their wardrobe. But don't worry! If you love a bargain hunt, think of adding on the extra criteria as an advanced level. Not only do you have to find a great price, but your piece must also be classic and wearable at least one and a half seasons out of the year! Happy hunting!