Frenchwomen of a certain age approach les soldes(seasonal markdowns) with an intelligently constructed strategy. They have a two-point approach to what, we all know, when the odds are high can be a life and death battle for that coveted whatever.
Today we shall discuss Plan A, tomorrow, which you may find more exciting, we will proceed to the trickier, but perhaps more amusing, Plan B.
Plan A, Refreshing the Basics:
Every woman’s wardrobe is supported by her strong and faithful allies. They may — and should in my opinion — consist of such items as white shirts, white T-shirts, jeans (if you’re a jeans person, you know I’m not), a V-neck cashmere sweater in black, navy and/or charcoal for example, a navy and a white linen blazer.
|Marcels. They are a collectors’ item.|
Marinieres are classics, if you like them and have no fear of horizontal stripes, grab another. And, a girl can never have too many Marcels, that impeccable shell that slips beneath all jackets and cardigans — throughout the year.
(Actually, if you’re really thinking French you would be careful about who sees you in a dingy white T-shirt chez vous. A stellar reputation knows no boundaries. You’re probably safe home alone with your dog. Dogs tend to be extremely discreet.)