A couple of years ago Black Friday was a craze. I remember sitting at my laptop with a thousand tabs open. Buying things that, to this day, I haven’t even worn. Some I’ve managed to sell, others donate. But it was insane and chaotic. Even though I selected the pieces I wanted, I still ended up buying things I didn’t need. Last year, I was way smarter about my choices. And honestly, returned most of the things I got. This year, I made some rules for myself that I thought I’d share with you a couple of days away from Black Friday.
Look at your closet
This is the most crucial aspect. Make sure you look at your closet and know what you already have and don’t need. It’s easy to be infatuated with the amazing discounts, but maybe you already have that piece you were eyeing. Go through your drawers, hangers and pin-point things you have.
Know what’s missing
After looking at your closet, you will instantly know what’s missing. This year, I’m thinking about browsing sportswear websites in search of a couple of yoga pants. Mine have holes on it, so it’s the perfect time to invest in a few pieces.
If, like me, you want to avoid the stores and rather sit comfortably at your laptop, bookmark. Bookmark the hell out of your favorites so, when the time comes, you just have to hit a few clicks. This way, you can give the piece/item a second or third look, and maybe you won’t buy it after all.
Try it before
If it’s something you saw at a store, make sure you take the time to try it. This will make your decisions a lot easier when hitting the aforementioned clicks. Last year, I ordered a pair of jeans and a cashmere sweater at Massimo Dutti and both ended up being returned. The fits were awful. So whenever I can, I go to the store and try the items out.
If there’s a good time to look up more expensive items you’ve been coveting, is now. I have this coat, these sunglasses and this bag on my radar. Think about what season you’re in and what kind of pieces you need at discounted prices.
Prepare for Christmas
It’s the perfect time to get Christmas gifts for everyone. Honestly, it’s just smart to get that out of the day while you can. I already have a list ready for my family and friends and I’m waiting for Black Friday to check, check and check.
What are you getting for Black Friday?
Here are my favorite pieces: