Laura Jordan’s Ultimate Sale Shopping Guide: What & Why To Buy This Summer

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Wow! Thank you all so much for the fantastic feedback on our recent Zara Sale Shopping Picks.
The response sparked lots of enquiries about sale shopping in different stores and at different price points so I was inspired to compile an ultimate list of sale shopping picks and most importantly, shed light on the reasons behind each of my selections.

As I mentioned previously, The StyleSavvy® Method revolves around the art of smart shopping, regardless of your budget. Understanding which colours and shapes flatter you, as well as how to identify quality pieces, can significantly enhance your sale shopping experience.

For those interested in personalised support during the sale season, we offer a range of services designed to help you shop smarter. Whether online or in-person, my team and I are here to chat! You can contact us here 

High End:

BA&SH Verlaine Short Coat: With its sharp cut and an attention-grabbing collar, this bomber outshines its high-street counterpart at Zara, earning extra style points. Original Price €345.00. Sale Price €241.50, Brown Thomas.
MAJE Varreau Checked Tailored Jacket: This workwear basic looks equally chic with a tee, wide leg jeans and sandals, as with black trousers and loafers, or a black dress and heels. A truly versatile and timeless piece you will have for years to come. Original Price€355. Sale Price €177.50, Brown Thomas.

MAJE Bourget Leather Jacket: The ultimate leather/bomber hybrid, a must-have for effortless transitional dressing.  Original Price €455.00. Sale Price €273.00, Brown Thomas.
SANDRO Clarance Draped Asymmetric Dress: This stylish dress ticks all three major boxes: it features flattering sleeves, a V-neck to complement a larger bust, a diagonal cut that flatters the tummy, and a versatile length suitable for various occasions. Original Price €265. Sale Price €185.50, Brown Thomas.

Farm Rio GRAPHIC FOLIAGE MINI DRESS: With its warm-tones, this dress is the perfect companion for your hot holiday adventures, keeping you cool and chic throughout. Original Price €225, Sale Price €179.95, Zalando. 

RIXO Daisy open-back sequinned tulle midi dress:  One of my favourite things to do in a Sale is to purchase off-season. Buy this stunning sequinned dress now for a New Year’s Event or Christmas Wedding. Original Price €490. Sale Price €245, Net-A-Porter.
High Street:
Wool double-breasted coat: Buy ahead for Winter, this is a classic shape and will not date. Original Price € 89.99. Sale Price € 59.99 € 59.99, Mango.

Modal-blend suit blazer: Choose blue for cool tones or green for warm tones, available from XS to 4XL. Mango has excellent curve options. Original Price € 79.99. Sale Price € 49.99, Mango.

Floral quilted gilet: The only trend item to make it into the Edit; wear over a tee at weekends or with a white or blue shirt and dark wash jeans for work. Original Price € 49.99. Sale Price € 39.99, Mango.

Pocket tweed jacket: This jacket lifts a tee and jeans, a complete winner for most skin tones. Original Price € 69.99.  Sale Price € 49.99, Mango.

Suit jacket with buttons: This jacket features a vibrant colour that will pack a punch. Even better, it’s now 50% off! With its drop-buttoned style and fantastic cut, it’s a must-have for so many events – from the races to weddings. Original Price € 69.99. Sale Price € 35.99, Mango.

SLIM-FIT HEAVYWEIGHT LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRT: This is a great weekend bright basic and makes a bright alternative to white. Original Price €35.  Sale Price  €19,00, COS.

REGULAR-FIT DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER: Wear with the matching suit trousers (below ) now and black in Winter. The fabric is thick enough to pop a polo neck under it also. Original Price €150. Sale Price €75, COS.
WIDE-LEG TAILORED WOOL TROUSERS: These are a beautifully cut wide leg trouser. Can be worn with matching jacket ( above ) or with a simple black or white long sleeve top. Original Price €125. Sale Price  €60, COS.
TWIST-DETAIL HALTERNECK JUMPSUIT: Pair this stunning piece with heels and consider investing just €20 to have it expertly taken up, ensuring a perfect fit that grazes your ankles (Think a two-finger gap just above your ankle bone). Original Price €115.  Sale Price €80, COS.

Accessories – High End: 

BA&SH Suede Swing Bag: A bag to see you straight through to Autumn, this crescent shape is very on-the-money, a designer label without the Isabel Marant price tag. Original Price €350. Sale Price €245, Brown Thomas.

JW ANDERSON Chain Anchor Shoulder Bag: An evening bag for every month of the year for a highly discounted price. Original Price €790. Sale Price €295, Brown Thomas.

ACNE STUDIOSLogo Shopper Tote: This is laptop-friendly, a hard box to tick, great for commuter days. Original Price €490.  Sale Price €245, Brown Thomas.

ISABEL MARANT Cadix Raffia Basket Tote: A beach bag with a luxe element, that is a significantly lower price point than a Loewe or Celine. Original Price €420. Sale Price  €250, Brown Thomas.

PRADA Cat Eye Sunglasses: A great shape that will lift the cheekbones. Original Price €230. Sale Price €115, Brown Thomas.  

Accessories – High Street:
Natural fiber carrycot: Another dupe for the Loewe basket bag look. Original Price € 45.99. Current price €29.99, Mango.

LEATHER Chain leather bag: A great YSL dupe and similar colour to the Ba&sh above. Original Price €59.99.  Sale Price €39.99, Mango.

Long chain handle bag: Small, chic & boxy this bag looks so much more expensive than it is. Sale Price €22.99. Sale Price €15.99, Mango.

Polarised sunglasses: These shades look designer and the oversized frame suit most face shapes. Original Price €19.99. Sale Price €9.00, H&M.

Bucket bag: This bag is great for holidays or worn as a crossbody with neutral colours. Original Price €32.99. Sale Price €22, Mango.

Large patterned scarf: Statement scarves are a fantastic way to elevate a leather jacket and tee. Original Price€15.99. Sale Price €7.00, H&M.

Menswear – High End:
AMERICAN VINTAGE Devon Crew Neck T Shirt: A super tee brand, this one is soft and washes well. Original Price €55. Sale Price €25, Brown Thomas.

A.P.C. Chandler Crew Neck Sweater: Buy ahead for Autumn, this sweater is great for blue eyes. Original Price €250. Sale Price €120, Brown Thomas.

PS PAUL SMITH Mid Rise Tapered Leg Jeans:  A staple denim in a really versatile shade. Original Price €195. Sale Price €85, Brown Thomas.

Menswear – High Street: 

100% leather jacket : This is incredible value for a jacket you will wear all year. Layer over a tee in Summer and a fine knit jumper in Winter. Mango is often overlooked in Menswear, always well worth a browse. Original Price € 199.99. Sale Price € 119.99, Mango.

Checked flannel shirt: A hard-working layering piece that once again you can wear all year round. Original Price € 49.99. Sale Price € 29.99, Mango.

Slim fit denim-effect serge trousers: These are a chino-denim hybrid and are great for work. Original Price €49.99. Sale Price €29.99, Mango.

SPLIT SUEDE SPORT SHOES: A great sporty look shoe. Original Price €55.95. Sale Price €39.99, Zara.

MULTIPIECE TRAINERS: Another great versatile trainer that will take you from work to drinks with pals. Original Price €49.95. Sale Price €39.99, Zara.

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A Long Weekend in Cannes.. where to Stay, Eat and Shop

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I spent a weekend in Cannes last month and had lots of questions via Instagram about what to do and where to eat.

First recommendation is accommodation, in Hotel Casarose, about a 1o min Uber or 20 minute cycle from Cannes. I was there during the Film Festival, so hotels were at a premium in the town. I stayed a little outside as a result, but would make that choice again at any time of the year, as we were close to the sandy beaches of Mandelieu-la-Napoule and could spend the days on the beach (in theory).

In reality, the weather didn’t play ball, so a LOT of layering was needed, aka every thing in my suitcase, all at once. I shared a reel on packing tips, you can watch it here.

The main pointers are to be strict on colour palettes (cream, white, navy, khaki etc) to allow layers to blend well (always thinner fabrics closer to the skin, thicker fabrics as the layers build) and not give the appearance of wearing lots of clothes, despite the reality!

In terms of where to eat, it’s hard to go too far wrong in Cannes. Highlights are Le Cirque and La Piazza.

Drinks in La Californie across from the Cinema are a must; the cocktails are second only to the people-watching.

For an indoor / evening drink, La Belle Epoque is a great shout.

Hotel visits for bar or lobby drinks are viable outside of the Film Festival calendar (they require a lanyard for access at this time), the best being the Martinez, Mondrian and Majestic.

If you can get a reservation, Restaurant la Guerite on Il St Marguerite is incredible. Get a speedboat or ferry there (a lot of the guests have their own yachts!).

Shopping in Cannes is my favourite topic (no surprises there!) and the star in the crown of Cannes is there two Zara stores, designed and merchandised to mix well with the luxury retailers which are in strong supply. Mango is fantastic also, as are all of the luxury spots which have a larger supply of product compared to the Irish counterparts.

The real gem of shopping in France is pharmacy-grade skincare. TikTok supplies a steady stream of advice, the selection again is mind boggling, I have started with Caudalie, and am alternating between the Vinopure serum and Vinoperfect at night.

Flights from Dublin to Nice are available via Aer Lingus and Ryanair. An Uber to our hotel was €80.

Happy travels!

Laura x

Inside Look: April at StyleSavvy®

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April was a big one for us!

We revealed our Rebrand and updated our logo and brand icon. Big thanks to Emily Tuner who created the design and brand consultant Una O’Boyle who guided the project so seamlessly.

Why did we update?

StyleSavvy is guided by the aim of letting all of our clients feel good and look good, every day. We have noted a more diverse client base (40% of our appointments are in Menswear) and wanted to reflect that in a more gender-neutral logo.

After not-far-off 10 years the time was right to update, as we continue to expand and grow.

Corporate Sessions:

We worked with both new Trainees and Newly Qualified Solicitors in Matheson Law this month, a treat as always to talk them through their Personal Brand journey and how it impacts their Professional Image experience at work.

Mother’s Day:

Vouchers were the order of the day for lucky Mums! Our vouchers were a popular choice, available to purchase online and also in a postal version, to wrap and present on the day.


We were busy with segments this month, most especially with Racing as our theme, with lots of Ladies Day festivals upcoming over the next few weeks. Our top tips are to re-use hats, shoes and bags where possible, to manage costs and to explore rental for occasionwear, we like Happy Days Style in Leopardstown and Fox Dress Hire online (@foxdresshire on Instagram).

Until next month,


Laura x

Inside Look: February at StyleSavvy

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Welcome to our monthly recap of everything that’s been going on at StyleSavvy!

February was a busy month for us; with exciting photo shoots, TV appearances, and lots of new season wardrobe consultations and personal shopping appointments.
We’ve been working hard to help our clients look and feel amazing as the weather changes, whether that means a complete wardrobe overhaul or just a few key pieces to freshen things up.

But it’s not just our incredible clients who have been keeping us busy – we’ve also been working on some exciting projects of our own! Behind the scenes, we’ve been busy updating our website and developing some new elements that we can’t wait to share with you soon.

Appeared on Style Counsellors on RTE:
This was filmed in November, so it was important to incorporate some colour for Spring. Capsule wardrobes are my thing, we are all about them here at StyleSavvy. We are passionate about all things mixing and matching and the impact that has on consistency and cost per wear: to be able to talk about this and share some top tips on RTE1 was fantastic. I also talked about hemlines and how  to choose ones that flatter your body shape.

Showcased Spring Fashion on Ireland AM:
This has been one of my busiest months for weekend tv. With segments every weekend, weekdays have involved lots of planning and pulling gorgeous looks. From Spring styles at Carraig Donn to Valentines Looks and Layering like a Pro , we’ve covered a wide range of fashion topics. For any further fashion or styling questions, be sure to follow us on Insta! 

Featured in The Irish Independent:
It was a pleasure to contribute to Irish Independent Weekend magazine’s ‘100 ways to save’ on 25th February. We are passionate about shopping smart. Simple changes in your approach to shopping and purchase planning can make a big difference. The cover feature was unexpected! If you’d like to know more about shopping smart get in touch with us here!
Attended Design Showcase at The British Embassy:
It was a treat to be invited for a new design showcase at the British Embassy just as London Fashion week was ending. Students from LSAD were on hand to provide a fashion show of new concepts, all with a sustainable edge. I love attending anything that showcases young Irish talent.

StyleSavvy Glow Up:
This month has also been heavily focused on our brand refresh, from planning a shoot for the website, to selecting images, layouts and design for our 10 year ‘glow up’ I’m hoping it reflects more of our current mission and values and indeed the big plans we have for the next two years! Next step is our new logo and digital branding, which is very exciting.


Wardrobe Updates & Refresh:
Leah has been so busy hosting a lot of shopping appointments, both online and in person! These have been a mix of Spring wardrobe refresh, return to work after a career break or maternity leave, or a post-covid dress code change. She was working with a client in the US this week, which is exciting fo us as we branch into international online markets. We have seen an increase in mens styling requests, in particular Men’s personal shopping, which now accounts for 1 in 5 of our clients! If you would like to chat to us about updating your wardrobe you can contact us here.

Personal Shopping and Image Consultancy at DDI:
Leah is half way through lecturing the current personal shopping and image consultancy evening course in the Dublin Design Institute. We’re excited to be joined by makeup artist Orlaith Shore soon. She had a lovely weekend in Edinburgh and would highly recommend Princes St for shopping! 

We are hurtling towards Spring and are excited bring both our clients and subscribers alike the best wardrobe additions for the season ahead, allowing you to look good and feel good, every single day.

Happy Shopping,

Laura x

The Irish Independent

By Business, In The Media, News, Uncategorized

Sharing our ‘How to Shop Smart’ tips with the Irish Independent this weekend, an unexpected treat to feature on the front cover! Working with us allows you to spend your money in the most focused and effective way possible, to maximise our wardrobe and ensure you feel good and look good every day. To keep up to date with StyleSavvy in the press follow us on Instagram, or for more information on our services click here. 

Brand shoot at Grey Area

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Exciting things are coming soon! We had our rebrand shoot this week, to celebrate 1o years of business and give our website the glow up it deserves. We are looking forward to sharing the full shoot with you… To keep up to date with everything behind the scenes at StyleSavvy follow us on Instagram.

RTE Style Counsellors

By Fashion, In The Media, News

I shared my top tips on creating Capsule Wardrobes with RTE’s Style Counsellors, as well as where to find the best basic and how to choose hemlines and layers to flatter your shape. For more information on how to shop smart you can contact us on or click here to check out our full range of services.

Our Christmas Party!

By News

Our team! We had an early Christmas / late leaving party for Sarah, who has been working with us since February on our finance and operations. Sarah got us in ship shape in terms of plans and processes (never mind our accounts!) and is leaving to join a property management company, we wish her all the best!

The Gloss Magazine October 2022 Menswear Feature

By In The Media, News

Menswear is our biggest growth area and it was a pleasure to share my top tips for deciphering workplace dress codes (what is the difference between business formal, business casual and smart casual?) alongside where to buy the classic basics that will work with your existing workwear wardrobe, updating it to 2022 office-appropriate. If you want to book a Men’s styling appointment, find out more here. To stay up-to-date with StyleSavvy’s press coverage, follow us on Instagram, or click here for additional information on our services.

Gearing up for Autumn Winter Shopping

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September is here and both myself and Leah have busy calendars, full of wardrobe edits and shopping appointments. We are excited to create the most cost-effective wardrobes of each year, the Autumn Winter season.

We currently have a 2-3 week wait for appointments, more information can be found here and any questions you have can be sent to

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