I'm a fashion editor and these are the fashion Black Friday deals I think are worth investing in

When it comes to the Black Friday deals 2022, as the woman&home fashion editor, this is what I recommend investing in

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When it comes to fashion Black Friday deals, it's easy to be sidetracked by great discounts - but are the pieces you're looking at great investments? If you're planning on shopping the Black Friday sales, use it as an opportunity to shop for timeless basics that will last. 

I love a bargain as much as the next person, but there is a difference between bagging a sale item that will become integral to your capsule wardrobe and getting something for less that you'll barely wear. The fashion Black Friday deals are a great opportunity to take stock of what you have and bolster those wardrobe essentials, ensuring your sale purchase becomes something you want to shout about. 

While you should use the Black Friday sales to buy items you've had your eye on for months - if you're still thinking about an item a month later, it's worthy of closet space; It's also the true start of the winter, making it a great opportunity to shop for high-quality winter basics, such as the best winter coats and lush cashmere sweaters, with a lower price tag.

Black Friday deals 2022: As a fashion editor, this is what you should be snapping up

1. Cashmere

The best sweaters are integral to building winter outfits and cashmere is by far the best way of regulating your body temperature. A natural fiber, cashmere jumpers are smart as they keep you just the right level of cozy. Add them to work or weekend outfits, half-tucking them into waistbands for a more figure-loving finish. 

2. Coats

There are a number of types of coats every woman should have in their outerwear arsenal and if you've got a winter coat missing, the Black Friday fashion deals are a great time to stock up. From the best wool coats that have office appeal to weekend wonders, like a puffer, use the Black Friday deals to snap up items with down filling and high-quality wool and cashmere blends for ultimate cozy vibes. 

3. Handbags

A great handbag will always make your outfit feel more complete and as with outerwear, there are several styles worth owning that will always solve those accessory dilemmas. From the best crossbody bags for everyday essentials to the best designer bags for work - for added polish, I am a fan of a designer handbag - but, I always keep my eyes peeled for great offers. Whether you're after Gucci Black Friday deals or are seeking a style steal in the Mulberry Black Friday deals, or simply want the best designer bag - at a cut price, my advice is to opt for neutral colors and silhouettes, particularly if this is your first designer bag purchase. Having an edit of quality handbags that can work throughout the year will also up their cost per wear, making them even better value for money. Here are three of the best I have spotted. 

4. Trainers

The best white trainers are a key piece of footwear in a capsule closet and a style that will never go out of date. Giving all outfits a cool smart-casual vibe, white trainers are a great piece to snap up in Black Friday fashion deals, as unless you learn how to clean white trainers to expert levels, you might find they need replacing semi-regularly to keep them as pristine as possible - so stock up on your favorite fits. Look for classic, plimsoll silhouettes that are unfussy and timeless as these will work with dresses, jeans and suiting. If the price is right, you may even want to grab more than one. 

Rivkie Baum
Fashion channel editor

Rivkie is a fashion editor, writer and stylist with over fifteen years' experience in the industry. Having studied design and pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion, Rivkie fell in love with styling and journalism, covering fashion weeks in London, Paris and New York. 

Specialising in plus size fashion, Rivkie has long championed that style is for everyBODY and has been a regular talking head on a host of radio stations and television shows, pushing for greater representation for plus size women and fashion throughout her career.