This year I put a shopping ban on myself for full-price knitwear. I realised a lot of brands slash knitwear prices towards the end of the year, from about November onwards, as the ‘season’ comes to an end. After this realisation, I tried to stick to buying knitwear when it was on sale although I did still end up buying full-price jumpers because willpower is something I often lack. Also important to note, I’m a very cold person so knitwear in my wardrobe is more than just fashun, I hate, hate, hate being cold (a great way to convince myself I need what I want).
OASIS, via ASOS – So it’s October (AW collections have been in shops for a solid month at least (justification no.1)) and I have made my first knitwear purchase and it was a sale piece! I saw it, I saved it and had the tab open for over a week and therefore technically resisted buying it full price (justifications no.2,3,4).
First of all, I love the colour, it’s blue which I wouldn’t normally go for, but it’s bright and pops against my complexion. I like the boxy shape and the slight balloon sleeves and I’ve already pictured the turtle necks that would look so cute layered underneath with the boat-style neck line.
ASOS DESIGN, ASOS – I’d say I’ve pretty much undone all the good points I gained with the OASIS jumper with this next jumper. It wasn’t in the sale, it was definitely full-price and I bought it for no other reason than I thought it was cute. Having already convinced myself I needed it once I spotted it, I then saw that it was eco-friendly as claimed by ASOS (it’s made from recycled materials) and that sealed the deal for me. Part of me was hoping I wouldn’t like it when it was delivered but it was lovely and so soft which I didn’t expect, so I didn’t think twice about keeping it.
Lavand, via ASOS – I wouldn’t say I needed a new scarf but then again I managed to convince myself I did – again – but this time on more legitimate grounds. Since I’m currently living out of a suitcase and my winter wardrobe is mostly vacuum packed away I don’t have a scarf to hand so… Plus it’s getting colder. Yet another super soft item. I’m just hoping it doesn’t shed like a mother.
COLLUSION, ASOS – A basic tee with a high neck to layer with. As well as it being cold, I don’t love wearing black on black on black (me), I feel it does the equivalent of washing me out and find that even the smallest splash of contrasting colour especially in the upper part of an outfit breaks up the darkness, which I prefer. It was also £5.
Clarks – I have loved the Martiniano glove shoes for so so long but could never dream of spending upwards of £400 on a pair of pumps. Then I spotted these in Clarks after searching every corner of the internet for something similar but more affordable. But again these were £70 which was still not justifiable for me UNTIL I spied them in the sale for £35. Perseverance is key.
Outfit pictures of these items will feature on my Instagram – @elevenninefour