Summer is officially here, which means that it’s time (again) to re-evaluate that warm weather wardrobe. There’s a need, at least in this sweltering heat, for summer savvy closet items that both maximize adaptability and minimize perspiration, so in order to grab all the favorite fashion go-tos you’ll need for those endless rendezvous adventures, cocktail hour parties, and spontaneous beach trips you’ll be having, an upcoming shopping trip is certainly in order --especially one that’ll have you splurging but still saving.
Luckily for shoppers out there, Memorial Day and Labor Day are semi-annual benchmarks throughout the year for major closet inventory and big deals that fall right amidst the hottest months. It’s perfect for those scouring the racks for wallet worthy summer essentials to get their hands on. Maximize shopping dollars when purchasing the summer staples that every fashion guru will likely have on their wish list. Once that solstice hits, make sure to be all set and ready for the best vacation season ever with these can't-do-without essentials.
All things denim n’ jeans.
This is kind of obvi, but there really is nothing better for summer or anytime else really than a nice pair of jeans. Rack up on denim-infused savings from brands like Theory, a world class fave for jeansy products, or treat yourself with something lighter and more fun with the sexy, rugged nature of white denim from Hudson or J Brand, There are also heavily reduced designer end-of-season sales at Bloomies, Saks, and Lord &Taylor to consider, as they always have some type of seasonal coupon or promotion being offered.
Tees, Shorts, & Casual Skirts
Hello, summer essentials. Seriously. Stock up on tanks and graphic T’s from all the best brands all while saving dollars, pennies, and so much more. Longer-lasting items like super shirts, cool comfy shorts, or flowy floral skirts are also perfect to live up and let loose in throughout the entire summer.
Sport and show off some of the hottest colors, boldest prints, and most high in demand styles all while saving by finding tees, shorts, and casual skirt at Old Navy Outlet, which offers 30-50% off all three items specifically, Banana Republic, which offers up to 60% off select summertime staples, and Ann Taylor Loft, where you can receive $25 off an entire purchase.
Don't sweat it this summer—literally—with help from easy, breezy, and beautiful lightweight sundresses that will have you looking and feeling cool, all for under $100! Whether for an afternoon brunch with the girls, a relaxed Friday at the office, or some drinks and lounging after a long day at the beach, sunny-weather inspired dresses should be every gal’s go-to for dressing up (or down!) in.
Feel cool, comfortable, and chic all at the same time by slipping on an array of summer styles from mini, maxi, and bright, to short and barely basic. Try this Floral Ruffle Dress from Mango or Off the Shoulder Dress from J. Crew.
Stripes, stripes, and more stripes
There really is no question as to why this one is a classic look and an absolute favorite, appealing to all styles from preppy to punk and everything in between. Though nautical stripes typically come to mind when thinking of this line heavy pattern, there are also way more unique combinations like new striped blazers or striped maxi skirts to choose from that are comfortable, flattering, and fashionable all at the same time.
What’s more is that because stripes are so universal and mostly made out of good old cotton, pricing is generally lower than other items right from the get-go. Try scoring on some cutesy striped finds from discounted retailers like Target, Old Navy, and Marshalls.
It’s worth the investment to have your head held high and proud when confidently strutting your stuff down at the beach, by the Promenade, or at the pool this summer. Hence, water loving favorites are definitely another must-splurge-on item to have in any closet.
Saks 5th Avenue always has an extra 25% off swim apparel, while ASOS offers great steals like this Cross Neck Wrap Tie Swimsuit now only $25.50! Nordstrom and boohoo similarly offer stellar poolside finds. Students can even get an additional 50% off by simply registering and verifying school status with the latter! RAD.
Purse addicts listen up. Handbags are no doubt on any summer season essential shopping list. Try this H&M Shopper bag that’s not only striped, summertime worthy, and super sweet, but also now under ten bucks!
Other fashion favas include high end brands like Marc Jacobs, Kooba, or Rebecca Minkoff, which always offers superb sample sales with ample savings. More affordable steals to cherish and love for years to come can be found from discounted retailers such as Amazon and Ebay.
Let’s just say that bags, bags, and more bags are a summertime classic that you cannot go wrong with (and can take anywhere). Compliment that bright new summer wardrobe by adding a pop of color, a twist of savvy, and uber amounts of style with a handy dandy new clutch or tote. What are you waiting for?