17 Aug

Written by Kristin on August 17, 2017

 

It’s hard to believe summer is winding down right now, especially when most of the country seems to be on holiday! I’m determined to make the most of these last few weeks of summer, but to be honest I’m more of an autumn person so I’m not too sad to say goodbye to summer. Even if you’re crying about the idea of back to school, at least with the end of a season comes SALES, and who doesn’t love a bargain?

For me personally, the best bit about end-of-summer sales is you can wear many of the styles now – so if you’re headed on an August holiday, you’d be smart to pick up those items like swimming costumes and shorts when they’re deeply discounted. Even if you aren’t off on another holiday, buy now and save for next year instead of waiting until spring when the new collections come out and having to pay full price.

Whilst this is a good rule to follow for any season, I think it’s especially important for spring/summer as the markups on swimsuits are so outrageous (seriously, why does it cost £100 for a tiny piece of material?). Plus, with summer items like sleeveless tops and tees, you can wear them with a cardigan or denim jacket throughout the autumn and winter.

Check out a round-up of five of the best sales going on currently, and some of my favourite end-of-summer picks!

The clearance at Figleaves is seriously making me want to buy some new bikinis. Many of the pieces on sale are more than half off, so it’s worth refreshing your swimwear wardrobe at these prices. For example, this Navajo Dream zig zag cut out top is just £26.40, originally £88, or the Watercult bohemian denim bandeau swimsuit is now a massive £87.50 off at just £37.50!

The up to 60% off sale at Joules ends midnight Monday 21st August, so hurry and get shopping before you miss out! The Bo printed vest is now £13.95 and comes in several different prints. This is a great basic piece you can wear year-round with layers (I own the bloom stripe!). Another fave is the Riviera navy floral border print dress, a great casual t-shirt style dress now just £24.95.

For a limited time only New Look are offering 25% off selected footwear, so it’s a great time to buy some new sandals. White stud gladiator sandals look fantastic with so many different summer outfits, and this pair is on sale for £17.24. If you need a wider fit, New Look have loads of options for you, and these wide fit neon suedette toe post sandals are already a bargain at £8.99, but with the offer they’re a mere £6.74.

At Boden you’ll save up to 70% off in the clearance, including some amazing dresses at deep discounts. I had been wanting the sunglasses print Lara wrap dress all summer, but at £80 it was out of my budget. It’s now on sale for £24! Another favourite dress, the Lois dress, is marked down from £90 to between £27 and £45, depending on colour.

Finally, at House of Fraser they’ve reduced many items up to 50% in the sale. A good pair of denim shorts is a must-have for any summer wardrobe, and this pair from Warehouse is marked down to only £15 (originally £32). I’m loving the sunny yellow floral print on this Quiz frill playsuit, and it’s only £17.99! They’ve also got a massive selection of tees and tops, like this Warehouse tropical print woven front tee, now £18.

Enjoy the end of summer and happy shopping!

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