I'm picky when it comes to sale shopping, mostly because I'm overly cautious about being swayed into buying items just because they have a discounted price. That's why my top sale tip is to always focus on timeless classics or standout pieces that truly bring you joy as well as items you've had on your wish list for a long time. The high street can sometimes come through, particularly for classics like outerwear and denim. But personally, I use sale periods as an opportunity to invest in those luxury items that really elevate your wardrobe for less, a tip I learnt from the best fashion editors out there. You can guarantee you're getting excellent quality and usually bag a really good deal.
That's why my heart started to beat a little faster when I saw MATCHESFASHION.COM had kicked off its summer sale this week with up to 50% off. At first glance, I knew this was going to be good—my fellow editors and I even exchanged very excitable Slack messages in disbelief at some of the pieces included. Now that I've scrolled through all 31 pages (yep), I can tell you with confidence this is Matches's best sale yet. And it couldn't have come at a better time. Just as the sun comes out and we're heading into a "normal" summer full of events and holidays once again, this edit full of beautiful and versatile dresses, classic sandals and wardrobe staples is very, very welcome indeed.
Sales can sometimes be overflowing with off-season items coming to the end of their shelf life—but not this one. Especially now that trends are less of a thing, there are so many pieces here that were already on my current wish list that I know I'll still want to wear for years to come. Of course, with literally thousands of products going into the sale, there are some duds to wade through. So to save you the hassle, I've pulled together a concise list of 30 editor-approved pieces you'll never regret investing in.
Keep scrolling to see for yourselves and shop before these top-tier finds inevitably sell out…
Shop the best bits from the MATCHESFASHION.COM summer sale: