It’s that time of the year again where our favourite annual shopping event is paying a visit- Black Friday. While being pencilled in our calendars for the 27th November, Black Friday like all things in 2020 are going to be a little different. For now, gone of the days where we witness (or participate) shoppers fighting over the last little black dress in a shop and instead we are now shopping from the comfort of our homes.
At VOIR we have curated some helpful tips and tricks to help you make the most of your virtual shopping experience this year.
1. Take a good hard look in your wardrobe and makeup bag:
Over the years, it’s easy for us to get lost in the piles of old clothes and draws full of 20 versions of the same colour lipstick. Although, before you set out to buy another pair of mid-wash jeans and add another lippie to the collection, have a good look at what you already have. If you lay your clothes out on the bed and line up your cosmetics on the side -you may find a hidden treasure you forgot you had.
images via Chanel website and NET-A-PORTER website
2. Make a list:
This can be a mental list or a written down list, but once you have worked out what you already have, you can work out what you have room for. Due to the economic hit of Coronavirus, shoppers are more careful with their coin this year but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! More so now than ever, we can practise our conscious and sustainable shopping skills.
3. Look for brands which match your shopping values:
Many fantastic beauty and fashion brands will be extending their olive branch of discounts this Black Friday and with so many to choose from, look for brands that align with your ethos. Does a zero-waste vegan exfoliator tickle your fancy? Or perhaps an ethically made pair of boyfriend jeans? Whatever you look for in shopping, there is a brand out there for everyone.
4. Keep on the lookout:
Some brands start their Black Friday sales early, while many keep their cards close to their chest. It’s worth checking your favourite fashion and beauty brands socials and singing up for their newsletters now and then to get the early bird scoop on their discounts.
5. Buy pieces that will stand the test of time:
Tis’ the season for purchasing timeless essentials that can be worn and used throughout the years ahead. Think day to night dresses, lux loungewear and clean beauty collectibles.
Images via Balenciaga Fendi
Words by Sophia Zenonos