January is here and purse strings are tighter than a noose. For the majority of people, it’s a month of cutting back and spending as little as possible.
One year, I did a no new clothes challenge and I fully intended on doing it again this year until I got a tax refund and my resolve weakened!
I’ve been browsing the sales recently and here are some of the best buys under €30 I’ve found.
The snakeskin trend isn’t going anywhere and I’m quite partial to these boots, €29.99 from New Look.
They’re only reduced by a tenner but I’ve tried them on and they seem quite comfy and a good buy. There were only two left in Jervis yesterday so get on it if you’re looking for these!
Topshop Jervis is probably my favourite place to browse as the merchandising is always amazing, they’ve a huge range of stock, including a good vintage selection and they even have a Nine Crows concession now.
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Yesterday, I picked up this little hat for €4 reduced from €20. I’d been on the lookout for a leather look beret and I couldn’t leave it behind!
There are lots of other berets reduced to €4, including this adorable tartan one.
Another gorgeous bargain from Topshop is this stunning strapless dress.
I don’t know if it would suit my body type but it looks amazing. Reduced from €40 to €20.
I honestly think Mango is possibly the most fashion-forward high street store, even more so than Zara.
These retro style bags were very popular last season and this pearl one is now just €19.99, reduced from €49.99.
Word of warning, these bags are quite heavy before you even put anything into them!
There were two pairs of cowboy-style boots from Mango I wanted to include but they were outside the €30 budget!
Bershka and all of the Inditex shops (Zara, Stradivarius, Massimo Dutti) are always a good shout for sale bargains, as they tend to stagger their reductions gradually.
This cute vinyl dress looks great layered over a light jumper or polo-neck for daytime or by itself with heels for a night out. Reduced from €35.99 to €17.99.
Another good buy coming in at €27.99 down from €39.99 is this cosy shearling and cord jacket.
Asos are currently offering up to 70% off in their sale and they have some really good jeans on sale.
I’m loving mom jeans lately and these Vero Moda ones come in at just under €25, down from €41. Shop in sterling and you’ll get them for just over €20.
Two other pairs that both come in at the €25 mark are these Oasis straight leg jeans reduced from €50 and these funky Glamorous jeans with frayed seam details down from €40.
With The Spice Girls set to make a comeback in 2019, chunky trainers are still in style.
Channel your inner Baby Spice in these holographic bad boys reduced from €50 down to €18.
There are some really nice pieces in the Stradivarius sale including this faux leather zip skirt.
It comes in dark purple, beige and brown and is reduced to €12.99 from €19.99.
Another item I really like is this grey long-sleeve t-shirt for only €5.99, reduced from €12.99.
Long sleeve tees are great for this time of the year, you can layer them under a gilet or jumper for extra warmth.
It would be a crime to finish this blog post without including some gorgeous heels because I’m a shoe freak.
I was recently browsing in Office and they have loads of discounts.
These lilac beauties are real leather and only €17 down from a whopping €78 while these studded mules are €30 down from €68.
And these western-style boots with silver piping are only €30 down from €56.
I’m quite conscious that many people won’t be spending money at the moment but if you are on the lookout for some bargains, I hope this has provided some inspiration.
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Next week I’m going to the River Island Spring/Summer press day and I’m also hoping to do some thrifty homeware posts this year.