I'm Buying My Summer Essentials for Less Money Than Last Year—Here's How

Although I'm all over flight-ticket sales quicker than I can pack my swimsuit, when it comes to fashion sales, I usually choose to stay well clear. Be it real life, in-store madness (where I feel like I have to be Monica from Friends in "The One With The Cheap Wedding Dress" and kit myself out with whistles and a game plan, or, online. I'm just not a fan of the endless search.

With this being said, however, I bought a pair of Proenza Schouler tiger-print mules in the sale at Net-a-Porter earlier in the year after including them in a story, and I haven't been disappointed. I've already worn them so many times. I love that they're something I wouldn't have splurged on full price but could once the discount was in place. The fact that there was only one pair left in my size was all the added persuasion I needed (it doesn't take much!).

Although I own a lot of shoes, I think this particular pair represents a turning point in my relationship with the once-dreaded sales. So much so that I went on a hunt to see what other sites currently have great fashion sales running. Surprisingly, I found so many online discounts are already underway, and instead of outdated stock being slashed, I found a treasure trove of trend pieces that are perfect for wearing across the summer months.

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Faithfull the Brand

I can't get enough of this green Faithfull the Brand shirred minidress on Maria Bernad. Luckily, there are a few left in the sale at Urban Outfitters if you keep on scrolling.

I found the minidress one of my style crushes, Maria Bernad, approves of: a white Jil Sander cotton frock with a massive £695 off and a half-price Ghost dress that's suitable for every summer soirée. Add to this bargain buys from some of my favourite high-street stores, including Topshop and H&M, and you get a carefully curated edit of all the best (if I say so myself) sale pieces to shop right now—if you're super speedy.

Just the kind of colour switch that makes a difference in the summer months. Bye, black bag!

The button detail is what takes this silky slip to dreamy new heights. 

I'll wear it with the matching skirt or beige wide-leg jeans.

Chunky specs are all I want to wear this season. These explain why.

I'll wear this lemon beauty with a straw bag and mules.

A classic pair of Chloé sandals to love forever.

A trench is a must at any time of year, and now is the perfect time to purchase one.

It'll accompany me to every summer soirée in the diary.

From beach to city break, you'll wear it so many times. 

A white cotton frock is something you'll bring back out summer after summer.

I'll wear loose-fitting printed trousers at any given opportunity this summer. 

Easy "throw on anytime" look—and it's half price.

I want to wear this dress with a punchy red lipstick and statement heels for evening. 

A floral print with a black base works 365 days of the year. Fact.

Look to Faithfull the Brand for the prettiest prints. 

Your daytime bag just received a summery overhaul. 

I wore a belted swimsuit on holiday, and they're now all I ever want to wear. 

Hello, pretty printed dress of dreams. 

Add a white T-shirt and raffia sandals. 

I've wanted these for a while, so now it's only fair to get them for £25. 

High-waisted belted trousers are so flattering with a tucked in top. 

The simple way to inject colour into your summer outfits. 

Next up, make sure you're ticking off all of summer's trends with our handy 2019 checklist. 

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