Classic Pieces To Buy On Black Friday
November 12, 2018
There's no shying away from the impending loom of Christmas but before you start stuffing those stockings it's time for a celebration of the sartorial kind… the Black Friday sales.
One of the many wonderful exports brought across the pond by our American friends, Black Friday is a retail phenomenon designed around Thanksgiving. But the UK has well and truly caught on to the trend, making Black Friday a firm fixture in the shopping calendar. It's a great time to find some investment pieces that you can keep in your wardrobe for years, but so you don't lose your head in the sale madness, here's what we'll be looking for in the Black Friday sales.
1) A Great Quality Coat
A well-made winter coat is one of the most useful things to have in your wardrobe, and Black Friday is the perfect excuse to find a good quality piece at a fraction of the usual cost. Look to camel coats or trench coats for a classic that'll forever be in style, or seek out a checked duster or a leopard teddy coat for something that'll give your outfit a lift when you need it.
2) Fine Jewellery
Beautifully made jewellery will last in your collection forever. You don't have to go full on solid gold, but look for some plated pieces that won't turn your fingers green or lose their shine after a few wears. Style your treasures with a classic watch such as our Belgravia, the combo will give any outfit the perfect finishing touch.
3) Designer Logo Handbag
Designer logo handbags are essential to that 90s/noughties revival trend we're all loving at the moment. And having been in the style spotlight several times in the last decade, it's worth investing in a Black Friday bargain to add to your collection. Pick a classic shape so it'll transcend the trends, a tote is a perfect carry-all, while a holdall is a stylish pick for short breaks and hand luggage.
4) Silk And Satin
Slip dresses and skirts are still as popular as ever, and the finest silk and satin pieces are great staples to give your wardrobe a slice of luxury. Look to a bias cut silk slip that you can style with textured knitwear to elevate your casual look, or find a satin cami dress to wear alone in the summer or layered with tees and sweatshirts in the winter.
5) Simple Tees
You don't often think of stocking up on basics in the Black Friday sales, but you can upgrade your staple pieces by picking better fabrics from more prestigious brands at a fraction of the usual price. Not only will they fit better, but they'll likely last longer in your wardrobe and you'll find yourself wearing them again and again and again.