The trick to shopping the clearance rack is to have patients and make time to really dig in and search. Sometimes you have to look through tons of racks, which usually are not organized and messy. This is where having patients comes in, it can be frustrating for some people. I have a friend who hates to shop and search through racks so she pays full price to just grab it and go when she wants it. Hey if you have the money to do that, I say more power to you. After a while you will get better and can scan through all the rack to identify those gems. I usually scan the racks first, then when I see something that catches my attention I will grab it and inspect the item. Another tip is to inspect the garment to make sure it is not defective or damaged. A few items may also be from previous seasons, so don't expect to find current trends or seasons on clearance. This is where you need to look for staple items or classic styles when shopping clearance racks. Like this jumpsuit, the color and style can transcend several seasons. I know the jumpsuit will be a staple in my closet for a long time.
Sometimes its tempting to grab all the super cheap stuff you can find in the clearance racks. Knowing what works for you and your style is helpful not to shop aimlessly. I had been wanting a jumpsuit for a while now, but wasn't sure if it would work for me. When I found this deal at Old Navy in my size, I pounced on it. This was a great way to get introduced to the jumper trend with out spending lots of money. I wore the jumpsuit to a makeup show and received lots of compliments. The jumpsuit is so comfy and easy to wear, I felt great! Only draw back is when its time to go pee, it can be a pain to get out of a jumpsuit. Make sure you don't wait to long to go or you may have an accident! LOL Seriously this was one of my best fashion bargain finds. Oh by the way the shoes were also a bargain find, got them last summer for only $16 for Ralph Lauren shoes! Score!
Jumpsuit: Old Navy $8 (similar)
Pointy Flats: Ralph Lauren
Purple Bag: Coach $125 (diff color)
Furry Pom Pom Keychain: Unknown $5 (similar)
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Now that you have some of my tips for clearance shopping, go out and find some bargains! Make sure you report back to me. I get so excited when I find a bargain, the adrenaline of the hunt is thrilling! What's the best bargain you have found, leave me a comment!