The comfort of having e-commerce in our lives has turned the entire shopping experience into one happy hobby time. If not for our cravings to add on some more clothing to our wardrobes, the e-commerce round the year sales are worth surfing through their thousands of collections; every now and then. Gone are the days when Sale season only meant the ‘end of season’ discounts galore. Now everyday is a discount sale on the web world.
And now, when the cold breeze is wearing off slowly, giving way to the spring season, the end of season sale too can be seen reflecting on these .COMS! With massive discount festivals running a 3-day gala affair, with cut-offs as high as 80%, the shopping therapy just can’t get any better than that.
How To Shop Smart
Sale shopping might seem like a genuine blessing, but it is more a strategically planned marketing plan that the e-commerce giants milk on. Not saying that it’s bad for our health, but if you ain’t a smart shopper, you might get doped into buying something which is on ‘discount’ for almost the same amount as its actual costing. The idea is to analyse your cart carefully and ask yourself ‘Is this jacket worth spending INR XXX on?’. Don’t go by the discount cut only, but the actual worth of spending a few bucks on something which might actually look like a few pennies instead.
Current Stocking Scheme
I am one of those buyers who often check out the physical stores for their end of season sales, so as to invest in off season clothes that are worth a buy, will be in trend and will definitely last worth the money spent on them. Even if we are slowly approaching the spring season, we still have a good timeline of cool weather to survive through with our winter wardrobe. But for the fashion markets, it is that time of the year when they slash off prices, in order to sell out as much clothing as possible, so as to avoid the troubles of storing winter wear for the next season. No guessing on this one, that winter wear shopping should be your priority, while sale shopping right now.
5 SALE Must Have Winter Jackets
Generally, outerwear costs triple the amount of what you’ll spend on a sweatshirt or a basic knitwear. I hardly remember investing in a jacket that has costed me a bomb. Most of my purchases have been smart and only during the sale season. No, none of them look off the trend or unwanted and yet they end up looking like a million bucks in my wardrobe; without burning a hole in my pocket.
This post enlists 5 Jackets that I’d invest in, if I go winter sale shopping this time of the year. Take a look!
THE BOMBER JACKET
ARROW WOMEN – Buy it from amazon.in
Bomber jackets have been a personal favourite of Coco Chanel, who introduced the world to this garment of structured female jackets. No doubt that the trend still remains evergreen and an investment of such sort will let you stay in fashion for a long long time!
How to style?
Wear it over your pencil formal skirt, a pair of black heels and pearl earrings for the perfect office diva look. Don’t forget to tie your hair into a tight bun for a more sophisticated look!
THE DENIM JACKET
BHANE DENIM COAT – Buy it from bhane.com
For the love of denims and patchwork, this denim coat will be like a piece of picasso’s work in your wardrobe. The patch work in hues of blue will match up perfectly for a semi-casual day out. If you happen to travel alot, then this one won’t let you look any less than a celebrity strutting through the check-in counters with panache.
How to style?
Either wear it over a monochrome jumper, or simply layer it over a basic turtle neck top and black trousers duo. Add some glamour to it with mirror sunglasses, a Balmain style oversized bag and white sneaker shoes.
THE EMBELLISHED JACKET
GARA EMBROIDERED MIDNIGHT BLUE JACKET – Buy it from exclusively.in
Don’t cover up your pretty party ensembles in the shadow of long over coats and wrap-around. Instead, take a notch up with some embroidered retro silhouettes like this Nehru collar jacket by Patine. Your winter outerwear wardrobe should be a balance of ample solid tones, sets of monochromes, a neutral style and at least one embellished design that can work up as a nice evening gala wear.
How to style?
You can layer it up on a dark toned cocktail dress, or rock it up over a pair of black dhoti pants with a silver hand-clutch for added glamour.
THE BIKER JACKET
RED BIKER JACKET – Buy it from stalkbuylove.com
Biker jackets? Why should boys have all the fun!? You can either follow the traditional norm of owning tanned or all-black biker jacket, or your can add a feminine touch to it with this red well-structured biker jacket; which is on sale on stalkbuylove.com
How to style?
Since the red hue of the jacket will take up a major chunk of attention, disguise rest of your attire by keeping it all neutral or monochrome. Don’t forget to pair your favourite boots (knee-length the better), ear cuffs and maybe some curled up hair to match the rough look.
THE DUSTER JACKET
STORM FLAP DUSTER – Buy it from jabong.com
Many call it the ‘long coat’, while many mistake it to be a ‘trench coat'; when the ideal name of this style of jacket is called a duster jacket. These jackets are lightweight, have a casual yet structured silhouette and comes with hip-high slit to keep up with it’s traditional style.
How to style?
Take cue from the photograph and team up your duster with solid toned jumpsuits, midi-dresses or if the weather is warm enough, then a pair of crop top and culottes for a more trendier appeal. Wear wedges, sneakers or loafers with your hair tied up high in a ponytail and ear-studs to capture the mood right.
Have you shopped for any jackets from the sale collection, yet? Do share your hauls with me in the comment section below.