If you had asked me two weeks ago when I shot this Shein look if I’d be talking about anything other than cute floral dresses, I wouldn’t have believed you. If you would have told me that many people are afraid our economy is going to collapse and you could score major COVID retail sales, I would have asked you, “what’s COVID?”
Well, today is literally a different world than a couple of weeks ago. Although a lot of us probably aren’t thinking much about retail shopping, now is actually a great time to stock up on spring and summer items at a steep discount. So if you are on the lookout to add a few new pieces to your wardrobe, now is actually a great time. And it might even boost the economy a bit.
The day that we shot this look was a perfect spring morning in LA. The air was crisp, the trees were just starting to flower, and spring was definitely on its way. Initially, I wasn’t planning to wear a jacket. But, it was a bit too chilly for me when I left my house. So, I grabbed my favorite moto jacket. I took photos with and without the jacket. I opted to run the ones with the jacket because I love the edgy leather against the ultra-feminine frilly dress.
For my look, I chose to pair the dress with some strappy high heels and my classic Chanel bag. I love the all-black accessories combo with the leather jacket. Honestly, the jacket with these shoes and purse work with so many different outfits. I can wear jeans and a tank, leggings and flowy blouse, or even a maxi dress. All of those looks would work with this leather jacket, these heels and this bag.
Especially in a time where our economy is falling, this is a time where I’m so glad that I did spend a bit more on quality pieces that work with everything. This jacket I got back in 2016 when I led a study abroad program to Paris and London. The weather was much chillier than I expected, so I popped into a Topshop in London and found this perfect, thick, leather jacket. It was a bit more expensive than I usually spend on coats, but it’s a jacket I know I am going to own forever.
As for the most timeless bag – the medium caviar flap Chanel with gold hardware. This bag only appreciates with age. Seriously, Chanel bags hold their value better than most retail items.
I know that now probably doesn’t feel like an appropriate time to spend a lot on much of anything except for basic living expenses. But if you have been holding out for great sales, now is the time. If you are in the market for some cute spring or summer clothes, these are some sites you might want to check out right now for great COVID retail sales.
The Best COVID Retail Sales Happening Right Now
Anthropologie – 40% off “work from home edit”
American Eagle/Aerie – 50% off AE & Tailgate
J. Crew – 40% off your purchase
Abercrombie – 40-60% off select styles
Banana Republic + Gap – 40% off everything
Old Navy – 50% off everything
Pottery Barn – 25% off Friends & Family Sale
West Elm – 40% off sitewide
Urban Outfitters – 30% off dresses and beauty
QVC – new beauty deals every day
These are just a few of the sales I’m super excited about right now. If you have others, make sure to drop me a line! Are you looking for more COVID stories, here’s one I wrote about how moms need to support each other right now.