Don't fall prey to bargain racks, here's what to keep your eyes peeled for when the red signs go up.
There are few among us who can resist the temptation of a markdown. Even those who proclaim they're "not into fashion" can go weak at the knees when they see a work-appropriate staple or an occasion wear piece slashed to 70% off.
From now until August, there's ample opportunity to score a steal, as both high street and high-end stores clear out spring collections to get ready for the influx of autumn coats, boots, etc.
Sticking to our mantra of aiming to buy less, particularly pieces that are ultimately disposable, here's a strategic, fashion-editor approved guide to solid, classic investments that will become your wardrobe mainstays.
A hero blouse:
A gold piece that won't tarnish:
A shoe that goes with everything:
A great pair of trousers:
A neutral blazer:
A classic handbag:
A wedding guest-ready dress: