With August just around the corner, we sadly have to accept that we have approximately one more month to enjoy summer festivities and weather. The good news is, it’s also the time of year that summer collections begin to drop in price—drastically—since soon the leaves will begin changing and fall’s chilly breeze will settle in.
Such steep sales and major deals can cause even the calmest and most collected of us shoppers to get a little swipe-happy and, next thing we know, our summer wardrobe has doubled right before our eyes.
That’s why we have to be smart. Unless you’re planning on an island getaway in November, it’s probably not necessary to snatch up that high-waisted bikini and three palm tree-printed sundresses just because of the low prices. What you need to be focusing on are the hidden gems: the items meant for summer that we can undoubtedly pull off well into the chillier months.
We rounded up 18 of the best steals from summer sales, from lightweight cardigans to denim midi skirts, that you don’t have to worry about storing away after Labor Day. Click through the gallery below to peruse the sale, but be quick—as all things on sale do, these are sure to sell out quickly.
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The Lightweight Cardigan
Cardigans make the best layering pieces for when the temperatures start to drop. So many brands carry lighter versions for the summer in colorways that work all year round. Did we mention how cozy they are?
Genuine People, Light Blue Denim Midi Skirt, $55, available at Genuine People.
The Cutout Shoe
While you may not get much use out of a pair of sandals in the fall, summer's cutout flats and booties can be worn up until the first snowfall. Pair with cute socks or tights if it's on the chillier side.