The morning was extremely hot and as I was going through my summer shoes collection in my head, I realised I only owned one pair of sandals as opposed to 10+ pairs of sneakers and several ballet flats. And funny thing is, this summer all I want to wear are, you've guessed it already, sandals. Gladiator ones. Preferably those with silly and colorful pompoms because they're so perfectly trashy and vibrant that I can't help but want them like a crazy person.
And then it hit me - sale season is on, it's time to drag my lazy ass out of bed and go shopping!
While I was browsing the shops with my boyfriend, I kept thinking about all the items I already have in my closet dividing them in two sections - the absolute favourites which I wear all the time and the ones I haven't worn in a while and probably never will. Apart from sandals, I was looking for a proper basic white t-shirt (didn't find it in the end), a striped t-shirt (didn't find that one either) and a pretty skater dress (bingo!).
Obviously there were loads of other things I liked, especially in Mango (always the same story) and could've bought pretty much half of the store but that would be so pointless. I mean, I used to be like that a few years ago and then I slowly started to realise that I don't actually need or want pretty much half of the things I had in my closet. What a disappointment but it was all my fault because I was the worst shopper ever. Things looked like this - if I liked it and had money to afford it, then it's mine. And believe me when I say, I liked a lot of things.
But since there are some lessons I've learned along the way, today I decided to share them with you because there's really no point in throwing away money (even if we're not talking about some big amount) on clothes or other things you don't really need or love. So let's start.
* Take a good look at all the clothes you already have and be honest with yourself about which pieces you love to wear and which ones you basically don't need or want anymore. That's your starting point. Now, out of these you love wearing on a daily basis, check out are all these items in good condition and put aside the ones that aren't.
* Ask yourself are there some particular pieces from the latest collections you would like to add to your wardrobe and which ones would love to have the most (in my case the pompom gladiator sandals).
* Stick to your budget because there's pretty much nothing worse than being hungry but having an super awesome dress to walk around in.
* It doesn't hurt to check out all your favourite stores before deciding on a few different pieces because that way you'll pretty much know what everyone has to offer, at what prices and it'll be easier to make the best decision for yourself. Hint: I almost always try out some things and then leave them reserved at a store for a few hours so that way I'm sure no one's gonna buy them while I'm browsing through H&M, trying to decide which items I love the most.
* Obviously, sometimes you're gonna see something and be completely blown away by it. If it fits your budget, buy it without hesitation. Life's too short.
* Just because the price is low and you find that cop cute, it doesn't mean you have to buy it in five different colours. Also, keep in mind that sometimes very cheap items are so affordable for a reason. Check that material and how it feels on your skin.
* And always try to keep asking yourself are you really, really gonna wear that after you bring it home or is it gonna look super pretty in your closet only.
Before we wrap this one up, I have to say that in the end I managed to find the perfect pair of gladiator sandals (one less thing on my summer bucket list), exactly the ones I wanted for a great price and I simply can't wait to show them to you.
Now tell me, have you already bought something new on sale and if not, what items would you like to add to your summer collection? Happy shopping, guys!