At this point we’ve all come to know what Marks and Spencer does best. If you’re looking for wardrobe staples, quality fabrics, and timeless, wearable pieces that won’t break the bank, M&S should be high on your list of priorities, and the only thing that can make the high-street titan’s offerings even better, is when your purchases come at discounted prices. Marks and Spencer’s mid-season sale has just started and there are a few rules you need to know. Regardless of the brand or the ever-enticing discounts, we always advise caution when it comes to shopping during markdown season, so we thought of our best tips for shopping the M&S sale below.
Firstly, think about what it is that you really need. It doesn’t hurt to have a quick look through your wardrobe and spot any gaps that need filling e.g a great pair of tailored trousers, a sensible knit for an unseasonably cold spring, or a comfortable but stylish shoe that can replace your old heels (and it’s always best to think what about what will work with your current pieces). Then, when scrolling through the site, add pieces to your basket that you really love (that is, if you’re “umming and ahhing” about a purchase, it might be because you know you’re not going to get much wear out of it). And, lastly before you check out, it’s worth thinking about where you’ll wear them. Buying a statement evening dress might be exciting, but without any plans in the pipeline, it’s more than likely to gather dust, but if you find a piece you can wear to the office, gym, dinner, drinks, and all weekend, it’s likely you’re shopping as mindfully and sustainably as you can.