Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Let Us Be Your Sales Assistant; Don't Get Carried Away and End Up with Piles of Purchases That Have Gone out of Fashion by the Time You Get Them Home. Katie Wright Reveals the Styles to Scrimp and Splurge on This Summer

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Let Us Be Your Sales Assistant; Don't Get Carried Away and End Up with Piles of Purchases That Have Gone out of Fashion by the Time You Get Them Home. Katie Wright Reveals the Styles to Scrimp and Splurge on This Summer

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Byline: Katie Wright

Caption WITH rack upon rack of cut-price clothes and gigantic signs luring us and our pay packets into the shops, it can be easy to get carried away in the summer sales.

A severe case of clearance fever will find you back at home staring at a mound of clothing you barely recognise, that will stay firmly rooted in your wardrobe long past September.

There is a remedy, however. A bit of forward planning will help you target the trends that have got legs and those flash-in-the-pan fashions that are fun to dabble in on the cheap.

Memorise the following shopping list (or cut out and laminate - you can never be too careful) and get ready for your calmest clearance ever...

SHORT ORDER Fashion Fling: Red Herring black jungle print culottes, PS24 (were PS30), Debenhams (debenhams.com) CULOTTES are having such a 'moment', so get on board with a printed pair. Muted colours make them office-friendly, while tropical motifs will be a hit on holiday.

Perennial pick: Jaeger double breasted trench skirt, PS99 (was PS150), John Lewis (johnlewis.com) THE buttondown skirt made a comeback in spring but the heavier fabrics, like denim and suede, work for winter too, especially when worn with tights.

COLOUR CHART Fashion Fling: Light yellow pleated skirt, PS17 (was PS29.99), H&M (hm.com) CITRUS or chartreuse hues are perfect for perking up your look in the sunny months. Try a breezy skirt or floaty top to pair with denim or other acid brights.

Perennial Pick: Paige Verdugo skinny jeans, PS102 (were PS205), House of Fraser (house offraser.co.uk) KHAKI is the new neutral. The dark green suitseveryone shade has shaken off its military associations and is here to stay, so stock up on silk tees, skinny jeans and minimalist dresses.

BAG A BARGAIN Fashion Fling: Orange fruit clutch, PS9.50 (was PS12.99), New Look (newlook.com) WHAT could be more summery than carrying round an oversized orange slice, ice lolly or pineapple? …

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