1. Before running off to the mall, raid your closet and refresh your memory with ALL the pieces you own, the ones you actually wear at the moment and the ones that have fallen into anonymity for the past months, but might rise again to become your favorite items someday… You want to buy pieces that match your favorite items and you don’t want to end up buying stuff, that you already have in a more or less similar shape or color.
2. Try to make a list in your mind of what you are looking for, what specific pieces you would actually need to spice up your wardrobe and make new amazing combinations. You don’t want to run clueless thru the mall, with no plan whatsoever, because you’ll just end up buying a lot of stuff you will never really wear, just because the sales were so attractive.
3. Set a budget! Let’s be honest, we’ll go over it for sure, but an approximate limit will still keep things under control!
4. Don’t buy, just because it’s cheap and on sale! You should really like the piece, feel that you would have bought it even at full price and look good in it! If you buy it just for the sake of a great deal, you’ll never or very rarely wear it!